ARDMS is the credentialing body associated with all Diagnostic Ultrasound studies including Echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound) and Vascular Ultrasound.
ARDMS awards the following three credentials:
The ARDMS does not credential in EKG, Stress, or Holter Monitoring.
RDCS versus RCS Credential
The RDCS credential is awarded by the ARDMS. The RCS credential is awarded by CCI. Both credentials are accepted credentials in the field of cardiac ultrasound.
To learn more about the ARDMS, go to http://www.ardms.org
ARDMS® is a registered trademark of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and is not associated with this site.
CCI administers certification examinations to health care professionals in Invasive (Cardiac Catherization), Non-Invasive (Echocardiography), Vascular Ultrasound, and Cardiography (EKG, Stress, and Holter Monitoring).
CCI is the credentialing body devoted to Cardiovascular Technology and awards the following credentials:
RVT versus RVS Credential
The RVT credential is awarded by the ARDMS. The RVS credential is awarded by CCI. Both RVT and RVS are accepted credentials in the field of vascular ultrasound.
To learn more about CCI, go to http://cci-online.org
To learn more about sonographer and sonography laboratory credentialing, see "Accreditation / Credentialing Bodies" links on our Resources page.
CCI® is a registered trademark of the Cardiovascular Credentialing International and is not associated with this site.