Maintenance of Certification (MOC) improves patient care by ensuring continuous lifelong learning and professional development throughout your sonography career. MOC gives your employers, patients and co-workers confidence in the ongoing value of your Midwife Sonography Certificate.
1. Submit an annual certificate renewal fee of $50* due by 12/31 which includes the following attestations:
-Compliant with all ARDMS compliance policies;
-Hold an active Certified Midwife (CM) or Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) credential offered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB); and
2. Complete certificate maintenance Option 1 or Option 2 by the deadline date of 12/31 of the fifth year of your five-year cycle.**
Option 1: Continuing Education
- Obtain 15
CEUs/CMEs/CPDs in OB/GYN ultrasound practice from an ARDMS-accepted sponsor within your five-year cycle.
- Attest to having completed a
minimum of 50 ultrasound scans within your five-year cycle.
Option 2: Reexamination
Register and pay for the current Midwife Sonography Certificate Examinations
(both the Computer-based examination and the Practical examination) no sooner than the fourth year of your current five-year cycle.
- Both examination components
must be successfully completed by 12/31 of the fifth year of your five-year cycle.
- Criteria for successful
completion of both examinations will be the same as those in effect for
first-time applicants at the time the examination is taken.
*NOTE: If one holds another ARDMS/APCA certification, the annual fee will be the higher fee. For example, if one holds the ARDMS OB/GYN credential, the fee to renew both would be the higher fee of $85.
**Your five-year cycle begins the day you attain the Midwife Sonography Certificate and any time that remains in that year plus the next five years. For example, if you earn the certificate on 12/10/2018, your five-year cycle will be 12/10/2018 – 12/31/2023. Your five-year cycle after that will be 1/1/2024 – 12/31/2028.
Reinstatement (Renewal Non-Payment)
If you do not pay your Midwife Sonography Certificate renewal fee by the December 31, 2018 deadline, you are no longer an Active Certificant. The reinstatement process allows you to reinstate your Active Status to prevent your certificate from being permanently revoked. You have two opportunities to reinstate your certificate:
|||1st Reinstatement Opportunity||Final Reinstatement Opportunity|
|Deadline||February 28, 2019||August 1, 2019|
|Fees||Renewal Fee + $100 USD Reinstatement Fee||Renewal Fee + $200 USD Reinstatement Fee|
You have until February 28, 2019 to pay the ARDMS renewal fee plus a $100 USD reinstatement fee and attest online. If you miss the February 28 deadline, you have one final opportunity to reinstate by paying the annual renew fee plus a $200 reinstatement fee and attesting online by the August 1, 2019 deadline.
During online payment of your renewal fee, you will attest, or certify, that you are in compliance with all ARDMS rules and compliance policies and are in good standing with ARDMS. The following is the attestation specific to someone holds just the Midwife Sonography Certificate.
Attestation: I hereby attest that I: (a) am in compliance with all ARDMS rules and the ARDMS compliance policies, including the self-report requirement; (b) have an active Certified Midwife (CM) or Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) credential offered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB); (d) have completed – or will have completed, by the end of the appropriate five-year cycle – the required certification maintenance activities (continuing education or reexamination); (e) have not been disciplined by a state licensing board, state or federal agency, national professional association, or accrediting body (not previously reported to ARDMS; (f) have not been convicted of, found guilty for and/or pleaded nolo contendere to any crime (felony and/or misdemeanor) other than a speeding or parking violation (not previously reported to ARDMS); and (g) will continue to comply on an ongoing basis with all ARDMS rules and policies, which may be amended from time to time.