Applications are being accepted. Pearson Vue, our testing vendor, has closed or modified access to many of their testing center locations. Please visit the ARDMS COVID-19 page for details.
How to Earn the RDMS Credential
The RDMS credential raises the standard of diagnostic medical ultrasound practice worldwide and promotes best practices for enhanced patient safety. The RDMS credential is designed to certify competence in the field of diagnostic medical sonography. By earning the RDMS credential, healthcare professionals gain a critical edge in promoting public safety in ultrasound.
Please consult the information below to learn how to become RDMS certified, the application and examination process, and how certification pertains to your career in medical diagnostic sonography.
At least one Specialty Examination:
- Abdomen (AB)*
- Breast (BR)*
- Fetal Echocardiography (FE)** (Application Period Open December 10, 2019 – February 18, 2020)
- Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)*
- Pediatric Sonography (PS)** (Application Period Open December 10, 2019 – February 18, 2020)
Note: Applicants may pursue the FE specialty under either the RDMS or RDCS credential. Once you take the examination toward earning either the RDMS or RDCS credential, it cannot be switched.