The application process consists of these submitting items, the exam application below, proof of education (copy of transcript or diploma), and the appropriate fee.

Please answer all questions completely. The information contained herein will be considered confidential and is, together with all references, the property of the Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators. It is to the applicant's advantage to answer each question completely, accurately, and honestly. All persons shall receive fair, equal and impartial treatment by the Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators. All applicants shall be treated without regard to membership status, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, marital status or other criteria prohibited by law.

Important Notice: This application may be used to apply to take the certification exam at the AMI annual meeting. If you wish to take the exam at an alternate location, you must obtain permission and make arrangements before you submit an application. See the Certification Examination Information Bulletin for details.

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To take the exam onsite during the AMI Annual Meeting in Rochester, New York, you must submit your application by Monday, July 1, 2024. The exam will be held Wednesday, July 24 from Noon - 5 pm ET. 

An applicant for certification is considered eligible if either of the two following situations is true:
1. You have a degree from a college/university program in medical illustration that includes a course in gross anatomy with hands on dissection, proven by transcript.
2. You have a minimum of five years full-time experience as a medical illustrator substantiated by letters of reference from employers, and proof of a college-level course in gross anatomy with hands on dissection or its equivalent.

Exam Fee (AMI Member) $150.00
Exam Fee (non-AMI Member) $275.00
CMI renewal by exam (AMI Member) $300.00
CMI renewal by exam (non-AMI Member) $400.00

Offsite exam is subject to an additional $60.00 shipping charge.

Offsite exams for groups of three or more are eligible for a group shipping fee of $150. 

Payment can be made online via credit card (during application process) or by check. Please make checks payable to the Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators.

Send payment to:
Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators
c/o AMI - Jennifer Duckworth
PO Box 2272
Lexington, KY 40588-2272