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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 over 123,000+ 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

Inteleos’ Statement on Access to Quality Healthcare

At Inteleos we believe all women deserve access to quality health care from certified ultrasound professionals.

As a certification organization, Inteleos asserts that medical professionals who perform ultrasound should be able to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities through standardized, rigorous assessments. Certification from an independent, third-party organization should be required to ensure best practices in quality patient care. This expectation of quality care should extend to all people in all health care settings.

We encourage patients to advocate for quality care by confirming that the ultrasound professional who will perform their sonogram is appropriately certified for their health and safety.

The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS), founded in 1975, administers examinations and awards credentials in the areas of medical ultrasound. With over 102,000 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 17,000 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 1.3 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 18 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 is a non-profit certification organization that delivers rigorous assessments and cultivates a global community of professionals dedicated to the highest standards in healthcare and patient safety.

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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