Note: Renewals are now paperless. APCA no longer accepts mail-in payments for renewal fees. Pay your renewal fee and attest online by logging on to MY APCA
APCA Certificants who earned their first certification during December 1 – 31, 2020 have until February 28, 2021 to pay their annual renewal fee. Each year, APCA assesses Certificants an annual renewal for the upcoming year. Even though you are newly certified, you must pay the renewal fee for the following year in order to maintain Active Status.
If you miss the renewal deadline of February 28, 2021, your certification(s) will be revoked. You then have one opportunity to reinstate your certification(s) by following the Reinstatement Procedure (see below) for December Certificants.
Here are important deadlines and fees for December Certificants.
|Important Dates and Fees||Renewal||Reinstatement|
|Deadline||February 28, 2021||August 1, 2021|
||Renewal fee + $150 USD Reinstatement fee|
Annual renewal fees help APCA fulfill our mission to serve the physician community and support physicians’ enduring commitment to the highest quality patient care through rigorous assessments and continual learning. We are dedicated to providing our APCA Certificants and the global medical community with the highest and most comprehensive level of professional services and support.
$130 for RPVI, RMSK
$85 for RDMS, RDCS, RMSKS, RVT (sonographer-level certifications offered by our companion alliance, ARDMS)
$25 for RPVI-China
* If you hold both physician-level certifications (RPVI, RMSK, PVI-China) and sonographer-level certifications (RDMS, RDCS, RMSKS, RVT), you pay the higher of the two renewal fees.
You can quickly and easily renew your registry online using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diners Club, JCB or electronic check by logging on to MY APCA. It’s FAST, EASY and SECURE! Visit MY APCA.
Please note that we do not accept bill pay checks that are processed through your bank. Bill pay checks are similar to personal checks, as your bank issues a check that is sent through the mail.
Once your APCA certifications are renewed by paying the renewal fee and attesting online, you can expect:
- A Certificant identification (ID) card will be sent to you for the renewal year. Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your 2021 ID card.
Please note: An ID card will be issued for Certificants who hold the physician RPVI and RMSK certifications. An ARDMS ID card will be issued for sonographer-level RDMS, RDCS, RMSKS and RVT certifications.
2. Your name is listed in the APCA Directory of Certificants through the renewal year.
If you miss the renewal deadline of February 28, 2021, your certification(s) will be revoked. December Certificants have until August 1, 2021 to reinstate their certifications by paying the annual renewal fee plus the $150 USD reinstatement fee and attesting to APCA rules and compliance policies. Reinstate online via your MY APCA account.
Certificant renewal fees, application fees, dues, contributions or gifts to APCA are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes. These payments may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses under Section 162 of the Internal Revenue Code. APCA is part of the Inteleos family of councils. Inteleos has been organized under Section 501(c)(6) of the IRC. The Inteleos tax identification number is 51-0184277. You may wish to consult your tax advisor for further assistance.