Join Leading Colleagues – Verify Your Skills

​​​​The Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement (APCA) established the Point of Care Ultr​asound (POCUS) Certification & Certificate Program to help practitioners like you:

  • Demonstrate your clinical proficiency in POCUS
  • Test your skills and knowledge
  • Promote continued professional development 
  • Demonstrate ongoing commitment to patient care and safety ​

How to Get Started with APCA's ​POCUS Program

The POCUS program provides flexibility to tailor the certification and certificate process to your practice needs, ability to use your own device (PC, laptop, etc.) and freedom to take these proficiency assessments online at any time.​​ You can earn POCUS Specialty Certifications, which include clinical content from specified content areas, or earn individual POCUS Clinical Certificates in a variety of content areas. Pick what makes sense for you! 

​To get started, view our ov​erview video and download the POCUS guide, which walks you through the entire application and assessment process. 

​​ Apply Now!       

Did you know that APCA has launched a digital badging program for our Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Program? Learn more!

Overview of the POCUS Program:
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*The POCUS Fundamentals Certificate requirement is waived for physicians who hold the APCA RPVI and/or RMSK certifications, the ARDMS RDMS, RDCS, RVT certifications or who have passed the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) examination within the last five years.

Need More Information?

For additional information, visit,​ e-mail or call 800-943-1709.

Interested in volunteering with the APCA POCUS Program? Help define the global standards for point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) by volunteering to develop content for POCUS assessments with colleagues from around the world. For details and to apply, visit​