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Complete certificate maintenance Option 1 or Option 2 by the deadline date of 12/31 of the appropriate five-year maintenance period.
Register and pay for the current Midwife Sonography Certificate Examinations (both the computer-based examination and the Sonography observational assessment) no sooner than the fourth (4th) year of the current five-year maintenance cycle.
ARDMS functions under policies intended to demonstrate impartiality, high ethical standards and validity of its certification assessments.
ARDMS does not restrict Applications or Candidates from becoming a Registrant based on limiting conditions, such as membership of an association or professional society of any organization.
In order to earn the Midwife Sonography Certificate, the certified-midwife must pass both required components in the following order: •Review the "Certification Process" under the "Overview" tab below.
For a quick overview of the certification process, please view this quick visual guide.
For example, if one holds the ARDMS OB/GYN credential, the fee to renew both would be the higher fee of .Education: Must hold an active Certified Midwife (CM) or Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) certification offered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).
*NOTE: If one holds another ARDMS/APCA certification, the annual fee will be the higher fee.When applying for the examination, you will need to upload the following application documentation through MY ARDMS within 21 days of submitting your online application. Certificate(s) or other original documentation for a minimum of 12 credit/hours of ARDMS-accepted CMEs/CEUs/CPDs or education hours in OB/GYN ultrasound earned within five (5) calendar years of application submission 2.