RDMS – Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
The only means of obtaining the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer ® (RDMS®) credential is by examination. Required examination prerequisites must be fully met before an applicant can earn an ARDMS credential. Applicants are required to pass two comprehensive examinations to earn the RDMS credential listed below.
Beginning Spring 2014, the Fetal Echocardiography (FE) specialty examination for the RDMS (and RDCS) credential will be offered during select windowed administration periods. Applications for the Spring 2014 administration will open on December 12, 2013. Click here to view the press release and visit the FE examination page for more information.
Specialty examinations within the RDMS credential:
Fetal Echocardiography - Apply beginning December 12, 2013.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Please note: Applicants may pursue the FE specialty under either the RDMS or RDCS credential. Once the designated credential is earned, it cannot be switched.
*The UPI, CPI and VPI examinations have been replaced by the SPI examination and are no longer offered by ARDMS.