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 Certifications you wish to earn and attest that you meet the experience prerequisites.
- After the application, you may start your assessments immediately.
This short video and infographic will walk you through the application process:
For information regarding POCUS Academy pricing, please refer to the pricing chart here.
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.
|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.|