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What are POCUS Certifications?

The Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy™ offers a variety of online assessments to test and validate your proficiency in point-of-care ultrasound. The POCUS Fundamentals Certificate is a prerequisite for all additional POCUS Certificates or Certifications. Each individual clinical certificate has a focus area, while the Specialty Certifications include a set group of clinical areas related to a medical specialty. Upon successful completion of the applicable assessments, digital badges are awarded for each POCUS Certificate or Certification, providing proof of your professional skills in point-of-care ultrasound.

Why Point-of-Care Ultrasound?

Point-of-care ultrasound equips healthcare professionals with a valuable tool to provide their patients with a higher standard of care.
POCUS is portable, allowing for real-time imaging and on-the-spot interpretation in the hands of experienced providers. This modality provides accuracy without the use of ionizing radiation or the costs associated with other imaging techniques.

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What is best for me?

For first time visitors we recommend exploring the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate which will test your knowledge on the basics of Point of Care Ultrasound.

Upon completing the Fundamentals Certification you’ll be ready to earn certifications that test your knowledge on specific clinical areas with Individual Clinical POCUS Certificates.

Or challenge yourself with the Specialty POCUS Certifications which will test your mastery of POCUS across multiple clinical areas.

POCUS Certifications are globally recognized and each POCUS Certification comes with a unique digital badge to showcase your accomplishments online.

Start with the POCUS Fundamentals

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POCUS Fundamentals Certificate

Start with the 2-part POCUS Fundamentals Certificate that will test your knowledge of the basics of point-of-care ultrasound.

This Assessment is a Prerequisite for Individual and Specialty Certifications

Expand your Expertise

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Clinical POCUS Certificate

Clinical POCUS Certificate focus on specific clinical areas as Cardiac or Obstetrics.

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Specialty POCUS Certifications

Specialty POCUS Certifications cover multiple clinical areas and are tailored to test your mastery for an entire area of expertise or career path.

Start with the
POCUS Fundamentals Certificate

New to POCUS? We recommend you start here.

The POCUS Fundamentals Certificate is a prerequisite to being able to take assessments for individual and advanced certifications.

POCUS FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATE DETAILS

By completing your two-part POCUS Fundamentals Certificate, you’ll demonstrate your knowledge in point-of-care ultrasound and be eligible to earn individual and advanced POCUS Certifications.

Continuing medical education (CME) credits are currently unavailable. If you have any questions, please contact our team.

*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, this does not apply to earning CME credits.

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Clinical Certifications

Clinical certificates will challenge your knowledge and expertise of a specific clinical area and are the best way to show proficiency in your field.

Prerequisites:

  • POCUS Fundamentals Certificate or meeting waiver requirements
  • Actively practicing and in good standing health care professional
  • Performance of and participation in interpreting cases in the clinical areas. See clinical certificate page(s) for details.

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    Need help preparing for the assessment?

    Explore our network POCUS Education Providers, experts in providing educational instruction for individuals or groups looking to get certified with POCUS.

    Specialty POCUS Certifications

    Specialty Certifications are designed for those seeking to further validate their level of expertise with certifications tailored to a particular field. These certifications include assessments on multiple clinical areas along with a peer evaluated practical component and video submissions.

    Prerequisites:

    • POCUS Fundamentals Certificate or meeting waiver requirements
    • Actively practicing and in good standing health care professional
    • Performance of and participation in interpreting cases in the clinical areas. See clinical certificate page(s) for details.
    Whats Included?
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
    • Cardiac
    • Spleen – Hepatobiliary
    • Lower Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis
    • Lung
    • Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue
    • Obstetrics – First Trimester
    • Renal – Genitourinary
    Whats Included?
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
    • Abdominal Trauma
    • Cardiac
    • Spleen – Hepatobiliary
    • Lower Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis
    • Lung
    • Obstetrics – First Trimester
    Whats Included?
    • Musculoskeletal Lower Extremity
    • Musculoskeletal Upper Extremity
    • Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue
    Whats Included?
    • Abdominal Trauma
    • Cardiac
    • Lung
    • Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue

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