Health Professions Programs

Graduates of the Adult Cardiac Sonography, Vascular Sonography, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs meet published requirements by the Association of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) to apply for the registry exams. After successfully writing an ultrasound physics exam and examination(s) in the specialty, the graduate is credentialed as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), or Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), respectively. ARDMS policy stipulates that candidates must complete both the physics and the specialty area examination components within five years of each other.

ARDMS may deny, revoke or otherwise take action with regard to the application or certification of an applicant or registrant in the case of the conviction or plea of guilty, or plea of nolo contendere to a crime (felony and/or misdemeanor) which is directly related to public health or the provision of diagnostic medical sonography or vascular technology services.