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The APCA Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy is pleased to offer the following certificates and certifications.

POCUS Fundamentals Certificate

The POCUS Fundamentals Certificate assesses your knowledge in ultrasound principles and instrumentation topics, and is required* before any clinical Certificates may be earned. Find out about the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate pricing.

Download POCUS Fundamentals Guide

*The POCUS Fundamentals Certificate requirement is waived for clinicians who have passed the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI)​ examination within the last 5 (five) years, or who hold specific credentials offered by APCA or APCA’s companion council, ARDMS.​

Clinical Certificates

  1. Includes components of the Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH) protocol.
  2. Includes components of the Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (eFAST) protocol.
  3. Includes components of the Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) protocol.​​

Find out about POCUS Clinical Certificates pricing.

Specialty Certifications

The POCUS Certification Academy is pleased to offer Specialty Certifications! These Specialty Certifications are awarded once the full battery of assessments for each of the clinical areas is satisfied.

Download Specialty Certifications Guide

The Emergency Medicine POCUS Certification is earned through assessment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal Trauma, Cardiac, Hepatobiliary/Spleen, Lower Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis, Lung, and Obstetrics/First Trimester POCUS.

​The POCUS Certification Academy will be developing additional Specialty Certifications.​​ Find out about POCUS Specialty Certifications pricing.

For additional information or assistance, please email: POCUS@APCA.org.

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