The CBNC Examination Application Window is now Open!
The ABVM Exam Transitions from On-Demand to Windowed
Introducing a digital credential to manage certifications and CME credentials.
Take the PVI Examination online year round!

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
CBCMR 1/16/24 to 4/16/24 4/30/24 to 5/30/24
MSK 1/23/24 to 4/2/24 4/16/24 to 5/16/24
CBCCT 4/2/24 to 8/13/24 9/10/24 to 10/10/24
CBNC 6/4/24 to 10/15/24 11/5/24 to 12/27/24
ABVM Vascular Closed on 4/30/2024 Last day 7/30/2024
ABVM Endovascular Closed on 4/30/2024 Last day 7/30/2024
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 and advanced care provider by APCA.