The DMS program at DACC prepares students to take national certification examinations in Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation, Abdominal, and OB/GYN sonography.
Graduates of CAAHEP accredited programs may apply to take national certification examinations without additional clinical experience. Credentials are awarded by the organization.
Sonographers are required to complete continuing medical education throughout their careers to maintain their professional credentials.
American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) is a nationally recognized organization that offers a variety of specialty examinations for the profession of diagnostic medical sonography. Candidates must pass a Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) examination and a specialty examination to earn credentials from the ARDMS.
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is a nationally recognized organization that offers examinations in the radiologic sciences; including a variety of specialty examinations in sonography.