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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.

Currently Open & Upcoming Examinations

You can apply now for the following examinations

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CBCMR Next Administration opens January 15, 2020 Learn More ​Learn More
MSK Next Administration opens January 28, 2020 ​Learn More ​Learn More
PVI Year-Round Apply Now ​​Learn More
POCUS Certification and Certificates Year-Round Apply Now Learn More
CBCCT 2020 Examination Dates Coming Soon Learn More ​Learn More
CBNC The 2019 application period is now over. 2020 Examination Dates coming soon. Learn More ​Learn More

Which Certifications Are Awarded Through APCA?

The physician-only RPVI, RPVI-China, RMSK, CBNC, CBCMR and CBCCT certifications are now awarded through APCA, as is the Latin American Ultrasound Certificate Program and the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification and 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 will now be provided by APCA.