PRIMARY PATHWAY: VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY
WORKING IN VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY
Vascular sonography is a challenging yet rewarding profession. As a vascular sonographer working in this field, you’ll use ultrasound equipment to produce images of patients’ veins and arteries using high-frequency sound waves. Physicians use the images—which show the structure and movement of internal organs, or blood moving through vessels—to diagnose and treat various conditions. In this role, you’ll also provide information and support to patients, while being an important part of the medical team.
GET STARTED ON YOUR CREDENTIAL
Beginning May 25, 2021, you’ll be able to earn an ARRT credential in Vascular Sonography using either the primary eligibility pathway or the postprimary eligibility pathway. Until May 25, 2021, only candidates using the postprimary eligibility pathway can take the ARRT exam. Those candidates should be aware that our exam will change to include a section on patient care on May 25, 2021.
Learn more from our news release, which covers:
- Why we’re offering a primary eligibility pathway for Vascular Sonography
- When our Vascular Sonography exam will change
- How to take advantage of the opportunity to complete the ARRT certification and registration process for Vascular Sonography at no charge
Just as for your first ARRT credential, you’ll have to fulfill requirements in education, ethics, and examination before you obtain a credential in Vascular Sonography using the primary pathway.
After looking over the requirements, review these important documents:
- Primary Pathway Handbook
- Didactic and Clinical Competency Requirements
- Examination Content Specifications—through May 25, 2021
- Examination Content Specifications—effective May 26, 2021
- Task Inventory—through May 25, 2021
- Task Inventory—effective May 26, 2021
The Vascular Sonography credential can also be obtained through our postprimary pathway. To use this route you must meet a different set of requirements.
Earning an additional credential is a great way to advance your career. If you have questions along the way, we're here to help. Take a look at our primary FAQs, send us a message, or call us for more information.