ARDMS Course Advisor

   

1. WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE INTRODUCTION TO ULTRASOUND?
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2. WHICH COURSES SHOULD I TAKE TO BECOME REGISTERED?
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1. WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE INTRODUCTION TO ULTRASOUND?
Introduction To Ultrasound, course #001, should be taken as a lead off course by anyone who is just starting out in ultrasound or just wants to learn more about diagnostic ultrasound applications but is uncertain about taking the plunge in this imaging modality. Click on the course name for a detailed course description.

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2. WHICH COURSES SHOULD I TAKE TO BECOME REGISTERED?

RDMS - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS)

Sonography Principles and Instrumentation - #002A
Abdomen - Part 1 - #003
Abdomen - Part 2 - #004

or

Sonography Principles and Instrumentation - #002A
Gynecological Ultrasound - #005
Obstetrical Ultrasound - #006
Breast Ultrasound - #031

or

Sonography Principles and Instrumentation - #002A
Neurosonology Part 1 - #008
Neurosonology Part 2 - #009
Fetal Echocardiography - #033

Important Points
The RDMS credential is awarded to candidates who pass the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) examination and at one or more of the following specialty examinations:
1) Abdomen, 2) Obstetrics & Gynecology, 3) Neurosonology, 4)Breast, 5) Fetal Echocardiography.

A student may choose to register in more than one course at a time depending on their personal and work situation.

Part 1 and Part 2 courses may be taken separately or together however Part 2 should not be taken before Part 1.

Both the Gynecological and Obstetrical Ultrasound courses (#005 and 006) should be completed to prepare for the Obsterics & Gynecology registry examination.

Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) may be taken before, at the same time, or after the specialty courses. This is basically a student preference. In general, it is better for most students to take the specialty courses before the SPI course. When the specialty courses are completed, the student should apply for the pertinent registry examination. When the specialty examination is passed, the student can then focus on SPI. Generally it is easier to understand physical principles when one has already learned the applications in the specialty exams.

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RDCS - Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (ARDMS)

Sonography Principles and Instrumentation - #002A
Adult Echocardiography - #012

or

Sonography Principles and Instrumentation - #002A
Pediatric Echocardiography - #015

Important Points
The RDCS credential is awarded to candidates who pass the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation examination and one or more of three specialthy cardiac sonography examinations 1) Adult Echocardiography, 2) Pediatric Echocardiography, 3) Fetal Echocardiography. Note that candidates may currently elect to receive either the RDMS or RDCS credential for Fetal Echocardiography. For either credential, the candidate must pass the SPI examination.

A student may choose to register in more than one course at a time depending on their personal and work situation.

Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) may be taken before, at the same time, or after the specialty courses. This is basically a student preference. In general, it is better for most students to take the specialty courses before the SPI course.

When the specialty courses are completed, the student should apply for the pertinent registry examination. When the specialty examination is passed, the student can then focus on the SPI examination. Generally it is easier to understand physical principles when one has already learned the applications in the specialty exams.

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RVT - Registered Vascular Technologist (ARDMS)

Sonography Principles and Instrumentation - #002A
Vascular Technology - #014

Important Points
The RVT credential is awarded to candidates who pass the registry Sonography Principles & Instrumentation and Vascular Technology examinations.

The SPI course may be taken before, at the same time, or after the Vascular Technology course. This is basically a student preference and depends on their personal and work situation. In general, it is better for most students to complete the Vascular Technology course first.

When Vascular Techology is completed, the student should apply for the Vascular Technology registry examination. When this examination is passed, the student can then focus on the SPI examination. Generally it is easier to understand physical principles when one has already learned the applications in the specialty exams.

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CCI Course Advisor

   

The Burwin Institute offers correspondence (distance) courses for cardiovascular professionals preparing for registry examinations administered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).

CCI currently offers five examinations linked to four different credentials.

Burwin currently offers three correspondence courses to prepare candidates for the RCS (Registered Cardiac Sonographer) and RVS (Registered Vascular Sonographer) credentials.


Individuals interested in CCI examinations and credentials should contact CCI directly for detailed information:

Cardiovascular Credentialing International
4456 Corporation Lane, Suite 120
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

Regular Telephone: 1-757-497-3380
Toll Free Telephone: 1-800-326-0268
Facimile Phone: 1-757-487-3491
Website: http://cci-online.org

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