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You Are Halfway to POCUS Certification

The Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Program is the only POCUS certificate and certification program endorsed by ARDMS and APCA.

Clinicians who have passed the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) examination within the last five years, or who hold credentials offered by ARDMS or APCA will have the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate requirement waived, accelerating your path to earning a POCUS Certification or Certificate.*

You may earn POCUS Specialty Certifications, which include clinical content from specified content areas, or you may earn individual POCUS Clinical Certificates in a variety of content areas. Pick what makes sense for you!

*While the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate is waived for clinicians who have passed the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) examination within the last five (5) years or ARDMS® and APCA™ Certificate holders for the purpose of prerequisite eligibility for other POCUS Certificates and Certifications, this does not apply to earning CME credits.

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Our Partner Organizations

 The pioneering organizations working with the POCUS Certification Academy in setting direction and strategy 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 modules are clear and engaging and are appropriate for emergency physicians and other physicians practicing point-of-care ultrasound.”

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Why Your Colleagues are Opting for Certification

APCA developed the POCUS program after finding 84% of surveyed physicians saw a need for a formal certificate or to certification:

  • Demonstrate commitment to excellence in patient care.
  • Provide a critical edge in promoting public safety.
  • Document the highest attainable standard in POCUS.
  • Validate proficiency in point-of-care ultrasound.
  • Promote continued growth and professional development.

Dozens of volunteers worked to develop this program and look forward to celebrating your success as you earn the new POCUS certifications and certificates.

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Additional Resources

To get more information on the specific certification you would like to receive, download one of our free guides.

POCUS Individual Certifications & Specialty Certificate Guide


Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy Guide


Applying for POCUS Examinations

The POCUS program provides flexibility to tailor the certification and certificate process to your practice needs, ability to use your own device (PC, laptop, etc.) and freedom to take these proficiency assessments online at any time.

You have options for the POCUS Program; pick what is best for you.

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