Download your ARDMS General Prerequisites guide below. Select a prerequisite that best meets your education and clinical experience.
Why Get Certified?
We created our certification program to support sonography professionals interested in achieving excellence in Sonography. Certification distinguishes you as an expert in your field and demonstrates that you have the cutting-edge knowledge and skills needed to provide top care to your patients.
Benefits of Certification
When you achieve ARDMS certification, you:
• Represent the highest standard in the field
• Communicate a commitment to patient care and safety
• Increase your career opportunities
• Gain visibility and credibility in the field
• Reassure patients and employers that you are committed to excellence in Sonography
How to Earn Your Credential(s)
In order to earn your credential(s), you must first meet specific prerequisite/eligibility requirements. Once you have selected a prerequisite, you can apply for a specialty examination under one of our many credentials listed in the Get Certified section. For the RDMS, RDCS and RVT credentials, you will also have to take the corresponding Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) Examination within five years of taking your specialty exam.
To view our specialty examinations, visit Get Certified.
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