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Advancing the Field,
Serving the Community

The POCUS Certification Academy is committed to expanding the knowledge and practical application of point-of-care ultrasound around the world. In partnership with a community of POCUS experts, we offer certifications and educational opportunities that equip professionals to learn and deliver unprecedented patient diagnosis, care, and safety while using point-of-care ultrasound.

Available 24/7 from your own device, our rigorous POCUS Certifications are convenient, affordable, and specialized to support a wide variety of clinical practices.

Whether you are a physician, nurse practitioner, midwife, or anesthetist, the POCUS Certification Academy has certification opportunities to support your unique practice setting.

Why POCUS Certification Academy?

We’re not alone in our mission to provide certification assessments for clinicians around the globe.

For more than 45 years, the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS)®, and the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement™ (APCA)™ have been the internationally recognized standards of excellence in sonography with over 123,000 active Certificants in 139 countries.

139

Countries

139 Countries across the globe rely on and recognize POCUS Certifications

123,000+

Clinicians Certified

With access to online assessments, getting certified has never been more accessible.

84%

of surveyed Clinicians Saw a Need for Formal POCUS Certification

More clinicians are recognizing a need for formal assessment of POCUS knowledge

Get started with the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate and then explore advanced certifications

Start with the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Fundamentals Certificate designed to provide an educational review on the basic physics and instrumentation of ultrasound.

After successfully completing your POCUS Fundamentals Certificate, validate your knowledge of advanced POCUS use with our individual certificates and specialty certifications.

Each individual certificate has a clinical focus area, while specialty certifications include a set group of clinical areas related to a medical specialty.

Claim your digital badges. Display your digital badges on social media and showcase your internationally recognized assessments. Connect with other POCUS users from around the globe who also promote safe and ethical practices.

POCUS Education
Resources & Providers

Access our POCUS Learning Library — a collection of free education resources including blogs, webinars and video tips, case studies, and more!

Looking for training opportunities? Explore our POCUS Education Provider Network! This global network of elite trainers and educators offers in-person and online courses across many clinical areas and specialties.

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The Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Education Provider (PEP) program is a solution for medical professionals seeking quality and professional point-of-care ultrasound education and training.

Learning Resources

Self Learning Tools

Explore our Learning Library full of POCUS resources that may be helpful for frontline clinicians to monitor or manage patients across a variety of systems.

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