A registered ultrasonographer consists of a person who has passed the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) Examination and one of the Specialty Examinations. The Ultrasound Program at UNLV is not accredited, however, our curriculum has been approved by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Therefore, students who are in the program can take their SPI examination prior to graduation and their specialty exam after they graduate from the program. Students must have the following requirements to apply and take their SPI examination:
Successful completion of a general, medical or sonographic physics. This includes PHY 151, 152 and CMI 350.
A transcript reflecting successful completion of general, medical, or sonographic physics with a grade of “C” or higher sent to ARDMS with $250.00 and a copy of non-expired government issued photo identification (ID) card with signature.
North Dakota – All applicants must be licensed to do ultrasound in the state. To be eligible for a license, the applicant must have graduated from an Ultrasound Program and have become a registered sonographer.
Address: North Dakota Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board; P.O. Bo 398; /Bismarck, ND 58502