The Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement™ (APCA™) is part of the Inteleos™ family of Councils that also includes ARDMS®. Spun out of ARDMS in 2016 to meet the exclusive needs of physicians, the APCA Council represents over 20,000 physicians dedicated to continual learning and providing high-quality and compassionate patient care through certification. APCA joins ARDMS in furthering its long-standing mission of raising the global standards of excellence in healthcare and patient safety.
In January 2016, the APCA Council, led by physician volunteers, assumed oversight of the following certifications and examinations:
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The Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) APCA credentialing program, as well as the RDMS, RDCS, and RVT ARDMS credentialing programs, are accredited by ANSI to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024 Standard for organizations that certify personnel.