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Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer - Adult Echocardiography

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American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer - Adult Echocardiography
51 Monroe Street, Plaza East One, Rockville
Maryland 20850-2400


The Adult Echocardiography (AE) examination tests basic adult echocardiography knowledge and skills essential to Sonography Professionals. To earn a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) credential with an AE specialty, you must pass the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) examination and the AE examination within five years. After passing the SPI examination, you can earn additional credentials without having to retake the SPI examination, provided you maintain active status.

Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer - Adult Echocardiography Website


Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 10 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? No

Renew through Re-Examination? Yes

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

This certification is third-party industry-endorsed.
Read more about endorsement.

This certification is related to military occupational specialties.
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