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Taking the Examinations

POCUS Certification Academy assessments are administered online and may be taken from your own computer or tablet at your convenience.

To apply, please follow these steps:

  • Log in to MY POCUS to set up your account and to receive your ID number.​
  • Complete the short online application. You will select the certificates and/or certification you wish to earn and attest that you meet the experience prerequisites.​
  • After the application, you may start your assessments immediately.

Certificate/Certification Fees

For information regarding POCUS Academy pricing, please refer to the pricing chart here​​​.

Technical Specifications

​​Technical Specifications​ ​
Operating System Windows 10

Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Mac OSX 10.10 or newer

Display Minimum Resolution: 1024 x 768 in 16-bit color
Network Connection The POCUS Certification Academy suggests that, whenever possible, exams are completed using a wired network. Wired networks typically provide more reliable exam delivery performance than wireless networks.
Internet Connection Broadband (DSL, cable or LAN/WAN): 512 kbps up/down
Internet Browsers Internet Explorer 9+ (preferred), latest versions of Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
Browser Settings Internet Cookies must be enabled.
All Pop-Up blockers must be disabled.
Sound Headphones (or speakers if in a private location) are acceptable.
Note: Closed Captioning is also provided.
Testing Environment A quiet test taking environment is recommended. Exams include audio and video components. Appropriate lighting and minimal distractions will improve the experience.

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