HOW TO APPLY FOR CERTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION IN VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY—AT NO CHARGE

From May 26, 2021, to June 15, 2021, ARRT will offer certification and registration in Vascular Sonography at no cost to first-time candidates who’ve completed our eligibility requirements, using either the primary eligibility pathway or the postprimary eligibility pathway.

Candidates who complete all eligibility requirements and pass the exam will earn the ARRT credential in Vascular Sonography.

ABOUT THE EXAM

Because the patient care section is new to our Vascular Sonography exam, we currently have no scored questions in that section. We need candidates to take a version of the exam that includes those questions. After people take the exam, it will take a month or two until they receive their results (see below). That’s why we’re offering certification and registration in Vascular Sonography free for a limited time.

Consult our content specifications for the topics the exam will cover.

To learn more about preparing for ARRT exams, visit the handbooks linked above. To learn more about how we create exams, view How ARRT Develops Exams and Assessments at our video library.

GETTING RESULTS OF THE EXAM

After June 15, 2021, ARRT will evaluate the scores of everyone who took the free exam. Then our Vascular Sonography committee will propose a passing standard, and our Board of Trustees will approve or amend it. At that point, we’ll know who has passed the exam.

On July 31, 2021, we’ll begin mailing results to people who took the exam. Although it might take some time to receive your results through the U.S. Postal Service, you’ll be able to see if you passed the exam by consulting our Verify Credentials online directory beginning at 12:01 a.m. on July 31.

COMPLETING THE FREE CERTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION PROCESS

If you’re applying using the primary eligibility pathway, work with your program director to fill out an application for certification and registration. You must postmark your application by April 30, 2021.

If you’re applying through the postprimary eligibility pathway, call us at 651.687.0048, ext. 3167, between Jan. 1, 2021, and April 1, 2021, to request a paper application. We won’t have online applications for the Vascular Sonography exam given during our free opportunity for certification and registration. You must postmark your application by April 30, 2021. Keep in mind that you must visit your online ARRT account to record your clinical experience and education requirements before you apply for the exam.

We’ll send a Candidate Status Report through the U.S. Postal Service after we receive your application. Once you receive the Candidate Status Report, you may contact Pearson VUE to schedule your exam.

IF YOU DON’T PASS THE EXAM

If you take the exam during our free opportunity for certification and registration, you won’t receive a preliminary score at the test center. You’ll have to wait until you receive your results before you can reapply to take the exam. We’ll begin mailing official results on July 31, 2021. Our fee for retaking an exam is $175.

OTHER EXAM OPTIONS

Through May 25, 2021, candidates using the postprimary eligibility pathway can take the version of the exam that doesn’t include patient care. We’ve based the current exam on content specifications that expire on May 25, 2021.

After June 16, 2021, we’ll offer the exam to candidates using either our primary or postprimary eligibility pathway. These content specifications refer to that exam. The cost of those exams will be our regular fee of $200.

Review this chart for exam options, deadlines, and other information. 

Test Dates

Application Deadline

Results Available

Exam Fee for First Time Applicants

Number of Questions

Test Time**
(Hours)

Now through May 25, 2021 (candidates using the postprimary eligibility pathway only)

Not applicable

You’ll get a preliminary score at the test center; we’ll mail official results within 30 days of your exam.
 
You can also see your results in our Verify Credentials online directory. We post new credentials on the first Friday following the first Wednesday after you take your exam.

*$200

200

3.5

May 26-June 15, 2021

 

We must receive it by April 30, 2021

No preliminary scores at the test center. We’ll begin mailing official results on July 31, 2021.
 
You can also see your results in our Verify Credentials online directory beginning at 12:01 a.m. on July 31.

FREE

255

4.25

June 16-August 17, 2021

 

If you’re using the primary eligibility pathway, we must receive your application at least one month before your preferred exam date.
 
If you’re using the postprimary eligibility pathway, you’ll apply online.

No preliminary scores at the test center.
 
We’ll begin mailing official results on July 31, 2021.
 
You can also see your results in our Verify Credentials online directory beginning at 12:01 a.m. on July 31.

*$200

255

4.25

August 18, 2021, and after

 

For candidates using the primary eligibility pathway, we must receive your application at least one month before your preferred exam date.
 
For candidates using the postprimary eligibility pathway, you’ll apply online.

You’ll get a preliminary score at the test center; we’ll mail official results within 30 days of your exam.
 
You can also see your results in our Verify Credentials online directory. We post new credentials on the first Friday following the first Wednesday after you take your exam.

*$200

215

3.75


*If you’re applying through the postprimary eligibility pathway and you’re using an ARDMS credential as your supporting category, the cost of our exam is $400. If you’re reapplying to take an exam for which you previously applied, the cost is $175.

** You’re allowed an additional 20 minutes to complete a tutorial, nondisclosure agreement, and survey.