To obtain the RVT credential, you must meet the required examination prerequisites and pass two comprehensive examinations — the physics examination and the corresponding specialty examination.
Physics Examination: Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI)
• Vascular Technology (VT) – Available on demand
How the RPVI and Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) Credentials Differ
The two vascular examinations vary according to the requirements and their purpose. The RPVI credential, offered exclusively to physicians, validates the clinical expertise fundamental to vascular sonography interpretation and recognizes the skills and knowledge required for making consistent and reliable diagnoses in vascular disease. The RPVI credential meets the physician training and experience criteria for the IAC (formally ICAVL) accreditation process. The RVT credential assesses the competency needed to perform a vascular sonography scan.