Musculoskeletal (MSK) Sonography

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thank you for your interest in the Musculoskeletal (MSK) sonography  examination. ​Please read below for the current and upcoming MSK application dates:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

MSK Examination Application DatesMSK Examination Administration Dates
January 17, 2018 - March 20, 2018*
April 17, 2018 - May 17, 2018​​
​July 18, 2018 - September 18, 2018​​ *
October 16, 2018 - November 15, 2018​

*NOTE: Application window closes at midnight EST.


The Musculoskeletal (MSK) sonography examination tests basic musculoskeletal knowledge and skills required in making reliable diagnosis and performing invasive procedures in musculoskeletal-related conditions. By earning the Registered in Musculoskeletal (RMSK) sonography certification, physicians gain a critical edge in promoting themselves as preeminent practitioners in musculoskeletal sonography.

The RMSK certification is awarded by APCA, the Alliance for Certification & Advancement, a new council created to meet the specific needs of physicians. APCA and MY APCA is your destination to apply, prepare for, schedule and maintain your RMSK certification.

To earn the Musculoskeletal (RMSK) sonography certification, exclusively for physicians, you must pass the MSK examination.

If you do not pass the examination, you must wait until the next administration to retake the MSK exam.

Please note that there is a sonographer-level musculoskeletal credential offered by APCA's companion organization, ARDMS. Click here for details .​