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Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Critical Care Certification

This program is an online certification program designed to provide independent validation of aclinical provider’s proficiency in seven (7) clinical areas. Applicants will have 180 days to complete the program. Each clinical area of this POCUS Certification is comprised of three components: clinical case-based assessments, peer evaluations, and video submissions.

Clinical Case-Based Assessment

The clinical certificates were developed using a standard template that has been customized for each specialty. The clinical case-based assessments are designed to simulate a clinical encounter. Question types range from multiple choice to hotspots. For hotspots, you will be asked to locate the requested feature within the interactive image provided.

Peer Evaluations

The peer evaluation is designed to assess your practical abilities in POCUS. Clinicians of your choosing will be sent an anonymous questionnaire to evaluate your POCUS abilities. Assessment results are based on the first two evaluations received.


The video submission is designed to assess your practical abilities in POCUS. You will submit two videos per clinical area: one without pathology, and one with identified pathology. All videos must be HIPAA compliant, .mp4 formatted, and 5-60 seconds long.

For more details regarding assessment domains and peer evaluations, please click on the POCUS cases below to view the content outlines.

Eligibility Requirements

You must meet the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate.
  2. Must be a healthcare professional in good standing and actively practicing in a relevant clinical area.
  3. Attestation to the performance of and participation in the interpretation of all of the following POCUS cases within the last two (2) years.

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You’ll receive a certificate of completion upon passing the assessment.

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