Contact: Jessica McLane Gann
Certification & Engagement Officer
240-386-1590 or Jessica.Gann@Inteleos.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Rockville, MD, April 5, 2019) The Registered in Musculoskeletal Sonographer® (RMSKS®) and Registered in Musculoskeletal® (RMSK®) sonography certifications have been awarded accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024 Standard for certifying bodies. The RMSKS credential, offered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), and the RMSK certification, offered by the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA), jointly raise the standards of musculoskeletal ultrasound practice worldwide and promote best practices for enhanced patient safety. The RMSKS and RMSK certifications join the ARDMS credentials RDMS, RDCS, and RVT along with the APCA RPVI certification that already hold the ANSI/ISO 17024 accreditation standard.
Inteleos™ is a non-profit certification organization that delivers rigorous assessments and cultivates a global community of professionals dedicated to the highest standards in healthcare and patient safety. Inteleos is the overarching governance and management organization for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®) and the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement™ (APCA™) which represent over 111,000 certified medical professionals throughout the world. Visit www.Inteleos.org.
The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®) administers examinations and awards certifications in the areas of diagnostic medical sonography (RDMS), diagnostic cardiac sonography (RDCS), vascular technology (RVT), and musculoskeletal sonography (RMSKS). ARDMS credentialing programs are accredited by ANSI-ISO 17024. ARDMS also awards the Midwife Sonography Certificate. ARDMS has over 94,000 certified sonographers throughout the world and is the recognized international standard in sonography credentialing. ARDMS is part of the non-profit Inteleos™ family of certification organizations. Visit www.ARDMS.org.
The Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement™ (APCA™) administers examinations and awards certifications in the areas of physician vascular interpretation (RPVI and RPVI-China), musculoskeletal sonography (RMSK), and cardiovascular imaging (CBNC, CBCCT, and CBCMR). The RPVI and RMSK certifications are accredited by ANSI-ISO 17024. APCA also awards certificates in the areas of point-of-care ultrasound as well as abdominal*and obstetrics and gynecological sonography* (*exclusively for physicians in Latin America). APCA has over 16,000 certified physicians throughout the world and is part of the non-profit Inteleos™ family of certification organizations. Visit www.APCA.org.