Volunteers By The Numbers – 2017

We are celebrating another great year of volunteering at ARDMS!

Our gratitude and thanks go to the 576  VOLUNTEERS who played a role in writing questions (we call these items) and ensuring that our examinations reflect current practice, mentoring new volunteers, providing information about ARDMS to colleagues at regional meetings and national conferences, talking with Sonography students about the value of our credentials, and governing our organization of 94,000+ Registrants with vision and commitment in 2017.

Thinking about volunteering? We invite you to read about what opportunities are available and to apply online.  Log into MY ARDMS, click Volunteer Now, create your profile, and explore. Please email your questions to


Typical number of items written by a volunteer. We welcome Registrants with a variety of experience, from those who recently earned their credentials to those who have been in the field for decades.


Volunteer subject-matter experts who wrote items in their areas of specialty.


Volunteers who completed our comprehensive Item Writer Training Webinar.


Registrants who applied for a volunteer opportunity on the new volunteer portal (accessed from MY ARDMS).


Total number of items written across all 10 ARDMS examinations. The most items were written for the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) examination.


Approximate volunteer hours spent on all activities, including test development, governance, and ambassador presentations.