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About the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy™

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy offers globally recognized certifications for healthcare providers to independently validate their POCUS knowledge, application, and proficiency. We partner with our constituents through rigorous assessments, continual learning opportunities, and community building around important topics relevant to POCUS. The POCUS Certification Academy is a part Inteleos, a non-profit organization dedicated to the highest quality care for patients around the world through ultrasound standards and certification.

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The pioneering organizations working alongside the POCUS Certification Academy in setting strategy and ultrasound standards include:

  • The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®)
    For more than 40 years, ARDMS has set the standard for administering examinations and awarding credentials in areas of ultrasound. ARDMS empowers sonographers to provide exceptional patient care through rigorous assessments and continual learning.
  • The Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement (APCA)
    Spun out of ARDMS in 2016 to meet the exclusive needs of physicians, APCA is 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.
  • The Inteleos Foundation increases access to education, training, and certification to improve patient outcomes and practitioner proficiency.

We believe that the future of ultrasound is portable, mobile, and provides exceptional diagnostic potential to improve healthcare practice.

If you are ready to lead the future of healthcare with the POCUS Certification Academy, please contact us at POCUS@Inteleos.org.

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POCUS Certification Academy Council Members

The POCUS Certification Academy Council has a leading role in the development of the certificates and certifications of the POCUS Certification Academy. The council members are composed of volunteers who are subject-matter experts and are leading the practice by building the future of point-of-care ultrasound in action. They work with Inteleos staff and more than 50 other volunteers to develop high standards and credentials with the goal of improving global healthcare. Due to the dynamic nature of POCUS, we approach development as an ongoing process and we are always refining our programs and clinical offerings to be aligned with current standards and best practice in ultrasound.

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