Licensure and Certifications
completion of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, graduates are
eligible to apply to take the national certifying examinations
administered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
the on-line Career Ladder section under The
Programs for exceptions.
To earn these
credentials, candidates must pass the following American Registry for
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) examinations:
Medical Sonographer (RDMS): Sonography Principles and
AND Abdomen, OR OB/GYN, OR Neurosonology, OR Breast Sonography,
OR Fetal Echocardiography.
Technologist (RVT): Sonography Principles and Instrumentation AND Vascular Technology.
Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS): Sonography Principles and
Instrumentation AND Adult Echocardiography,
OR Pediatric Echocardiography, OR Fetal Echocardiography.
of the program does not in itself insure registration. Each student is
responsible for familiarizing himself/herself with the applicable
registration requirements. See: