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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 140,000 active Certificants in 139 countries.

139

Countries

139 Countries across the globe rely on and recognize POCUS Certifications

140,000+

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

Start your POCUS certification journey today

Start with the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate. Combining learning modules and assessments along the way, this certificate functions as an introductory course in POCUS with a focus on the basic physics and instrumentation of ultrasound. It is a prerequisite for more advanced certifications.

After successfully completing your POCUS Fundamentals Certificate, validate your knowledge of advanced POCUS use with our POCUS Clinical 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.

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POCUS Training

We partner with a select group of POCUS education providers that offer quality POCUS training through both in-person and online courses.

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POCUS25 Domains

POCUS25 is a ranked list of the top 25 POCUS practice domains, as determined by survey data obtained through the POCUS25 research study.

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