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Understanding Ultrasound Credentials & The Importance of Becoming "Registered" In Ultrasound

DO I NEED TO BE CREDENTIALED (“REGISTERED”) TO WORK IN ULTRASOUND?

The answer, for 46 out of 50 of the United States, is no.

You do not need to be credentialed in ultrasound to legally work in the field of ultrasound unless you live in New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota or Oregon. Like nursing, these states require Ultrasound Technologists to hold a license to perform ultrasounds, which means they need to pass a credentialing exam in order to perform ultrasounds in those states.