Having applied for the RPVI exam and passed it, I think there is a smarter, cheaper and less stressful way to apply for it. Here are some things I did that you shouldn't- paid almost double the registration fees, delayed taking the exam by almost 6 months since I couldn't get the application packet complete in time etc.
That was when application was simple a couple of years ago. Now, there is windowed application, post processing etc etc
So, here are my tips based on experience and what I have gleaned from the ARDMS website. Please listen on and feel free to point out anything good, bad or ugly. Hope you find it useful and fun!