Welcome to APCA!
We are pleased to welcome you to the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement (APCA), the physician-centric council spun out of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). APCA is dedicated to serving physicians and advanced care providers in their enduring commitment to continual learning and providing high-quality and compassionate patient care through certification. To date, over 18,000 physicians & other practitioners have been welcomed into APCA.
Currently Open & Upcoming Examinations
|Examination||Application Window||Examination Window|
|CBNC||5/30/23 to 10/17/23||11/7/23 to 12/28/23|
|CBCCT||4/2/24 to 8/13/24||9/10/24 to 10/10/24|
|MSK||1/23/24 to 4/2/24||4/16/24 to 5/16/24|
|CBCMR||1/16/24 to 4/16/24||4/30/24 to 5/30/24|
|POCUS Certification & Certificates||Year-Round||Year-Round|
Which Certifications Are Awarded Through APCA?
The physician-only (and advanced care provider) ABVM, CBCCT, CBNC, CBCMR, RPVI, RPVI-China and RMSK certifications are awarded through APCA, as is the Latin American Ultrasound Certificate Program. ARDMS awards the sonographer-level RDMS, RDCS, RVT and RMSKS certifications.
Since APCA and ARDMS are companion councils, you can hold both APCA and ARDMS certifications/credentials and receive exceptional customer service and manage all maintenance of certification requirements through APCA. All the services, reminders and notifications about your certification(s) previously received from ARDMS are provided to physicians and advanced care provider by APCA.