Inteleos’ Certification Councils

Inteleos is the management and governance organization to the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®) the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement™ (APCA™) and the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy™. Together, the network of Inteleos, ARDMS, APCA and the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy represent more than 140,000 sonographers, physicians and medical professionals around the world dedicated to creating the standards of excellence in healthcare. The Inteleos Foundation oversees the philanthropic work for the organization.

The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) is a leader in ultrasound certification, creates the global standards of professional excellence in sonography, and empowers sonographers in their delivery of exceptional patient care. Please visit to learn more.

Sonographer Credentials Offered by ARDMS

  • RDMS® – Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer®
  • RDCS® – Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer®
  • RVT® – Registered Vascular Technologist®
  • RMSKS™ – Registered Musculoskeletal™ Sonographer
  • Midwife Sonography Certificate

Assessments Offered by ARDMS

  • Abdomen Ultrasound
  • Adult Echocardiography
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound
  • Pediatric Sonography
  • Pediatric Echocardiography
  • Vascular Technology
  • Sonography Principles and Instrumentation
  • Midwife Sonography

UltrasoundJOBS by ARDMS

You can find hundreds of sonography-specific positions from around the country on UltrasoundJOBS by ARDMS, the largest ultrasound-related career site.


The Alliance for Physicians Certification and Advancement (APCA) is dedicated to serving physicians in their enduring commitment to continual learning, providing high-quality and compassionate patient care, and demonstrating their proficiency through certification. Please visit for more information.

Certifications Offered by APCA

  • RPVI® – Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation®
  • RMSK® – Registered in Musculoskeletal® sonography
  • CBCCT™ – Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography™
  • CBNC™ – Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology™
  • CBCMR™ – Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance™
  • American Board of Vascular Medicine Vascular Medicine
  • American Board of Vascular Medicine Endovascular Medicine
  • CHIVA – Global CHIVA Education, Training, and Certification Program
  • RPVI-China – Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation in China
  • Examen de Ultrasonido en Obstetricia y Ginecología
  • Examen de Ultrasonido de Abdomen

The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy (POCUS) offers globally recognized certifications for healthcare providers to independently validate their knowledge, application, and proficiency in Point-of-Care Ultrasound. The POCUS Certification Academy offers a wide variety of clinical POCUS Certificates. Please visit for more information.

POCUS Fundamentals

  • POCUS Fundamentals Certificate

Individual Clinical POCUS Certificates

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)1
  • Abdominal Trauma1, 2 and 3
  • Cardiac
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hepatobiliary/Spleen
  • Lower Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Lung1 and 2
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) Lower Extremity
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) Soft Tissue
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) Upper Extremity
  • Obstetrics/First Trimester
  • Renal/Genitourinary

1 Includes components of the Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH) protocol.
2 Includes components of the Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (eFAST) protocol.
3 Includes components of the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) protocol.

Specialty POCUS Certifications

  • POCUS Generalist Certification
  • POCUS Emergency Medicine Certification
  • POCUS Musculoskeletal Certification
  • Global POCUS Principles Certification

The goal of the Inteleos Foundation is to assure patients around the world to have access to quality healthcare from providers with validated knowledge, skills, and abilities, while supporting community building. 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 certifications that improve the lives of patients around the world.