Retired Status

Retired Status is intended both to recognize your years of service and to acknowledge your dedication to certification.

What does Retired Status mean?

  • ​You are no longer actively working, practicing, teaching or supervising in the field, but wish to maintain your association with APCA/ARDMS.
  • ​You may no longer use any APCA/ARDMS certification designations.
  • ​You do not hold active certificant status.

Retired Status is permanent. Once retired, regaining certification(s) means you must apply, pay for and pass all applicable APCA/ARDMS examinations.

What are the Benefits of Retired Status?

• A Certificate of Recognition, available to be printed in your MY APCA account.

• Exempt from MOC requirements (renewal, attestati​on, CME recertification).

How do I change my status to Retired?

Before you can have a Retired Status, you must have an Active Certificant Status, have no unresolved disciplinary actions and be in full compliance with APCA CME requirements, including successfully completing the CME Audit, if selected.

To change your status, log into MY APCA and click “Request Retired Status” under “Maintaining Certification.
Please note that ID Cards are not issued to retired Certificants.