Please Note: On 6/25, MY APCA will be offline from 7:00 pm EST until 12:00 am EST.
If you missed the CME audit deadline of 4/30/22, reinstate by 8/1/22.
New - take ABVM examinations online from home.
Important COVID-19 Updates: Testing Center Closings and How to Apply

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 in their enduring commitment to continual learning and providing high-quality and compassionate patient care through certification. To date, nearly 21,000 physicians have been welcomed into APCA.

Covid: Guidelines and Procedures

At APCA we understand that the Covid is a real concern and that, as a medical professional, you are on the front lines throughout this uncertainty. We realize that this outbreak impacts our Certificants and want to reaffirm that we are here to help and work with you. Learn more about how APCA is addressing the Covid pandemic.

New: APCA Welcomes The American Board of Vascular Medicine to Our Community!

Read the welcome letter to ABVM physicians here  and the press release here. You can now take both examinations online from home.

Currently Open & Upcoming Examinations

Examination Application Window Examination Window
CBNC Now open 11/8/22 to 12/29/22
CBCCT Now Open 9/13/22 to 10/13/22
MSK Application Window Closed
Regular Deadline: 4/5/2022 Fee: $795
Late Deadline: 4/19/2022 Fee: $995
Refund Deadline: 4/29/2022 Refund Amount: $595
APCA Discount: $50

ABVM Vascular Year-Round Year-Round
ABVM Endovascular Year-Round Year-Round
PVI Year-Round Year-Round
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 by APCA.