SONOGRAPHY

After Dec. 31, 2019, ARRT will offer only the Primary Eligibility Pathway for earning a Sonography credential. If you still want to use the Postprimary Eligibility Pathway to earn a Sonography credential before then, you’ll have to meet certain deadlines. Learn more here.


Working as a Sonographer

Sonography is a rewarding career path with a range of areas in which to specialize. Sonographers (also known as ultrasound technologists) work in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and diagnostic clinics. 

As a sonographer, you’ll operate specialized equipment, using nonionizing, high-frequency sound waves to create images of a patient’s internal organs and tissues. You’ll perform the procedures for a variety of purposes—including creating images of an unborn child. 

With ARRT credentials in Sonography, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to provide the highest levels of patient care. You’ll also have the skills to capture the best possible ultrasound images.  

EARN ARRT CREDENTIALS IN SONOGRAPHY

The purpose of ARRT certification and registration in Sonography is to recognize individuals who are qualified to perform the role of a sonographer. To earn ARRT certification and registration in this discipline, you'll either use our primary eligibility pathway or our postprimary eligibility pathway. Whether you're a student, looking for educational programs, or already an R.T., below are the resources you'll need to get started.


PRIMARY ELIGIBILITY PATHWAY

Postprimary eligibility pathway for Sonography offered through Dec. 31, 2019 only. Learn more here.

REVIEW OUR REQUIREMENTS

The primary eligibility pathway is how the majority of people earn their first ARRT credential. It includes completing an ARRT-approved educational program.

READ THESE DOCUMENTS

  • Didactic and Clinical Competency Requirements: This document explains the coursework and clinical procedures that you'll need to complete if you use the primary eligibility pathway. 

LEARN HOW TO APPLY

The application process for ARRT certification and registration in Sonography has many detailed steps—but don't worry. We have a range of resources to guide you.


POSTPRIMARY ELIGIBILITY PATHWAY

REVIEW OUR REQUIREMENTS

The postprimary eligibility pathway is for those who are currently certified and registered with ARRT and would like to pursue an additional credential. This pathway may also be used by those who hold a credential from ARDMS or NMTCB. 

READ THESE DOCUMENTS

LEARN HOW TO APPLY

The application process for ARRT certification and registration in Sonography has many detailed steps—but don't worry. We have a range of resources to guide you. Start by reviewing an overview of the application process and downloading our one of our application handbook below. 


QUESTIONS? WE'RE HERE TO HELP.

If you have questions about eligibility, our requirements, or applying, we're here to help. Contact us at 651.687.0048, ext. 8560.

If you're an R.T., you can find additional resources by logging into your online account and selecting "Pursue Postprimary" from the Complete Business tab. 

If you're not an R.T., but you hold a credential in Nuclear Medicine Technology from the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), or Sonography from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), and are interesting in pursing a Sonography credential from ARRT, complete and submit an online account access form to get started.