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You can now take the MSKS exam online. Learn more!

If you are a physician or advanced care provider, please visit the Registered in Musculoskeletal® (RMSK®) sonography page on 

Earn the Musculoskeletal Sonography credential for sonographers. 

The RMSKS credential raises the standard of musculoskeletal ultrasound practice worldwide and promotes best practices for enhanced patient safety. The RMSKS credential is designed for sonographers in the musculoskeletal sonography field. By earning the RMSKS credential, healthcare professionals gain a critical edge in promoting public safety…

Please consult the information below on how to earn the RMSKS credential, the application and examination process, and how the credential pertains to your career.

Prerequisites for Musculoskeletal Sonography Credentials

To earn the RMSKS credential, you must meet the examination requirements​ and pass two comprehensive examinations within five years:

Physics Examination:


MSKS Examination:

The MSKS examination for sonographers is part of a larger initiative to expand and customize MSK ultrasound assessments within the medical community. In 2015, ARDMS expanded our MSK ultrasound assessments.  Click here to read the full RMSKS announcement


The MSKS examination is a windowed examination that is administered during select times of the year at Pearson VUE test centers. Scores for each windowed examination period are available approximately 60 days after the testing period ends.

The MSKS examination cost is $250 USD. For more information related to the price of the examination, please visit the “apply” tab of the MSKS examination page. To view the full application and administration schedule, visit the MSKS examination page and click on the “schedule” tab.

Finding Musculoskeletal Sonography Jobs

If you are a sonographer and looking for musculoskeletal ultrasound jobs requiring experience in musculoskeletal ultrasound training, please visit the official career site of ARDMS,


ANSI Accreditation
The RMSKS credentialing programs​ is accredited by ANSI under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024 Standard. The accreditation of the MSKS examination was approved by ANSI on February 12, 2019. Read the RMSKS and RMSK ANSI press release​. If you have any further questions about how to earn the RMSKS credential, please reach out to our Customer Care team at We hope you find this information helpful.