National Board Certification
There are two nationally recognized certifications for cardiac sonographer: Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
Graduates of the program meet the educational requirements outlined under Prerequisite 2 of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers ARMDS (http://www.ardms.org/). The ARDMS conducts a “pre-application review,” for individuals who wish to determine the impact of a previous criminal matter on their eligibility to apply for ARDMS certification. This review process is recommended for individuals who have not yet applied or are contemplating enrollment in a sonography program that might have a previous criminal matter.
Graduates of the program meet the educational requirements outlined under Prerequisite RCS4 of Cardiovascular Credentialing International (www.cci-online.org). Applicants with questions regarding personal criminal matters may request a pre-application review to determine whether they qualify for the CCI credentialing process.
Applicants that anticipate the need for testing accommodations should contact the appropriate board certification organization to find out what documents will be required in order to request such an accommodation. All students in the program are required to set for the national board certification examinations.