The CURE Pathways To Becoming Credentialed In Ultrasound

Updated: Jul 30, 2019

CURE offers a comprehensive course of training teaching general ultrasound, (abdomen, gastrointestinal, superficial structures and oncology, obstetrics and gynecology), vascular ultrasound, (abdominal vascular, peripheral vascular and cerebrovascular), cardiac ultrasound (adult, pediatric and fetal), musculoskeletal ultrasound (adult and pediatric joints, tendons, nerves, ligaments, bones and surrounding structures) and pediatric ultrasound. CURE’s curriculum is based on the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) National Education Curriculum and Sandra Hagen Ansert’s Latest Edition Textbook and Workbook of Sonography.


Learn more about CURE Pathways for CURE Graduates to obtain an Ultrasound Credential.


CURE PATHWAYS FOR CURE GRADUATES TO OBTAIN AN ULTRASOUND CREDENTIAL



Students/CURE Graduates with a High School Diploma or GED are eligible to apply to take the Cardiovascular Credentialing International Exam upon graduation. Their website is www.cci-online.org. Students/CURE Graduates are required to have a minimum of 800 dedicated, hands on clinical hours, which can include lab and externship hours, scanning and documenting either cardiac exams OR vascular exams. Students are encouraged to contact CCI with additional questions.



Students/CURE Graduates with an Associate’s Degree are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam upon graduation. Their website is www.arrt.org. CURE is recognized by ARRT as qualifying school and, therefore, students with a minimum education of an Associate’s Degree are eligible to apply to take their exam. Students are encouraged to contact ARRT with additional questions.



Students/CURE Graduates with a Bachelor’s Degree in anything are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer upon graduation. Their website is www.ardms.org. Students/CURE Graduates are required to have a minimum of 1680 clinical hours, which includes lab and externship hours, scanning and documenting ultrasound exams. Students are encouraged to contact ARDMS with additional questions.



IMPORTANT NOTE: Students with a High School Diploma or GED that take and pass the CCI examination are then immediately eligible to take the ARDMS examination.



ALL CURE students that pass our CURE physics course in the program with a C or better are eligible to apply to take the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) Physics Exam, offered by ARDMS. Students must apply directly to ARDMS by signing up at www.ardms.org for the SPI and cannot apply through CURE.


CURE will supply the unofficial educational transcript verifying the passing grade in physics.

ALL CURE graduates with a HSD/GED, Associates or Bachelor's are eligible to take ultrasound credentialing exams immediately upon graduation. For more information, please contact CURE at info@cure.edu or call 1 (855) THE CURE.

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