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Welcome to Inteleos

Medical certifications that improve the lives of patients around the world.

Let’s Make Healthcare Better Together!

We are a global non-profit community of more than 140,000 active medical professionals united in assuring that patients obtain the highest quality healthcare. For more than 45+ years, Inteleos has defined excellence through quality patient care and certification. Inteleos is the governing and managing organization for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®), the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement™ (APCA™), and the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy™. The Inteleos Foundation oversees the philanthropic work for the organization.

Inteleos Fetal Monitoring Credential

The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS), founded in 1975, administers examinations and awards credentials in the areas of medical ultrasound. With over 109,000 certified professionals worldwide, ARDMS is considered the global standard of excellence in sonography.


The Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement™ (APCA™), established in 2016, exclusively serves a community of over 19,000 physicians in support of their enduring commitment to continual learning and providing high-quality and compassionate patient care through certification.


The Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy™ exists to provide clinicians the opportunity to collaborate in the shared mission of improving global health and setting the standards of excellence in POCUS.

The Inteleos Foundation is a 501(C)(3) organization whose mission is to secure partners and sources of funding to support the Mission of Inteleos to improve global patient safety.

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Medical Professionals Hold Inteleos Certifications
Countries are Represented in the Inteleos Community
Medical Certifications with 31 Specialties
Patients are Cared for Each Day by Inteleos Certificants

Our Impact: Defining Excellence in Medicine Through Certification

Inteleos is an internationally recognized medical certification organization. Each day more than 1.5 million patients across the world are cared for by our network of Inteleos certified medical professionals whose goal is to make an impact. Inteleos certifications cover a wide variety of disciplines across 21 medical certifications including diagnostic medical sonography, cardiac MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, vascular medicine, and point-of-care ultrasound.

Our Values

Inteleos creates the global standards of excellence in healthcare.

Inteleos Fuels the Global Health Community to Ensure Equitable Access to Quality Care.

The diversity of the Inteleos community of certified medical professionals is what makes this organization unique. Our Certificants consist of sonographers; physicians who specialize in and/or practice ultrasound, cardiovascular MR, CT, and nuclear medicine, and vascular and endovascular medicine; and point-of-care ultrasound users in family medicine, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and midwives. Join us in creating a world where everyone has access to high quality healthcare delivered by providers who have demonstrated their proficiency. Together, we can save lives, establish trust, and expand equity in healthcare.




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