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CORE

The Core Sonographic Examination will consist of 80 multiple-choice questions to be answered within an 80-minute timeframe.

This examination will focus on:

  • knowledge of ultrasound physics principles
  • general ultrasound technique and equipment operation
  • patient management
  • environment and safety issues
  • compliance and professionalism
  • analysis and reporting activities

Successful completion of the Core Sonographic Skills Examination will be required for certification as a Generalist Sonographer, Cardiac Sonographer and as a Vascular Sonographer. Credit for this exam is transferable towards additional certifications in the future.

Examinable Material

Core 5.0 Blueprint

Reference Material for Core Content


GENERALIST

To qualify for certification as a Generalist Sonographer, candidates will be required to successfully complete two exams:

  1. The Core Sonographic Examination
  2. The Generalist Sonographer Examination, which will comprise three components:
    • Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography (100 multiple-choice questions to be answered within a 100-minute timeframe)
    • Abdominal Sonography/SS/MSK (130 multiple-choice questions to be answered within a 130-minute timeframe)
    • Generalist Vascular Sonography (55 multiple-choice questions to be answered within a 55-minute timeframe)

Candidates for the Generalist Sonographer Examination who fail one or more components of the exam will be allowed to re-write the failed component(s) at the next scheduled session.

Examinable Material

Generalist 5.0 Blueprint

Reference Material for Generalist Content


CARDIAC

To qualify for certification as a Cardiac Sonographer, candidates will be required to successfully complete two exams:

  1. The Core Sonographic Examination
  2. The Cardiac Sonographer Examination, which will consist of 180 multiple-choice questions to be answered within a 180-minute timeframe.

Examinable Material

Cardiac 5.0 Blueprint

Reference Material for Cardiac Content


VASCULAR

To qualify for certification as a Vascular Sonographer, candidates will be required to successfully complete two exams:

  1. The Core Sonographic Examination
  2. The Vascular Sonographer Examination, which consists of 180 multiple-choice questions in the following four categories: Cerebrovascular, Peripheral Venous, Peripheral Arterial and Abdominal Vascular.

Examinable Material 

Vascular 5.0 Blueprint

 Reference Material for Vascular Content