Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS) Credential

The Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS) credential was developed in response to a need to expand a career track for sonographers who practice at an advanced level in the echocardiography laboratory. The ACS is committed to improving lab quality and efficiency through preparing preliminary echo assessments; performing advanced echocardiograms; mentoring fellows, students, residents, and staff; developing and implementing educational plans; facilitating continuous quality improvement; and coordinating cardiac ultrasound research.

Requires: Passing the one-part Advanced Cardiac Sonographer Registry Examination

Who Should Apply: Professionals working at an advanced level in the echocardiography laboratory

Specialty Examination Fee: $450 

ACS Testing Window:  The ACS examination has transitioned to a testing format where the examination will be administered only during the months of August 2018 and February 2019. Future dates will be announced later.

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Click here for more information about the Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography profession and view the white paper and standards for The Committee on Accreditation for Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography (COA-ACS).

Click here to download the ACS Examination Overview. For general information about CCI and details about the examination application process, please review the CCI Applicant Handbook.  CLICK HERE to download the CCI Applicant Handbook.
CCI congratulates the first Advanced Cardiac Sonographers from the pilot in 2015! Click here to view the list


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