RPhS: Venous/Phlebology Ultrasound Certification Examination

The Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS) examination is for professionals working in the area of venous/phlebology ultrasound. This computer based exam is administered at Pearson Professional Centers year-round based on availability at the test centers. To locate a test center click here.

The application fee for the RPhS examination is $365 USD. All exam fees include a $100 USD non-refundable examination filing fee for the staff resources required to review and process applications. {CLICK HERE for Refund and Cancellation Policy}

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ ALL THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HERE BEFORE COMPLETING AND SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION.

Qualification Requirements

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

1) Have a high school diploma or general education diploma at the time of application; 2) Fulfill one (1) of the qualifications of the exam for which you are applying. See qualifications listed in the tables below; 3) Provide typed documentation to support the qualification under which you are applying. Required documentation for each qualification is listed below. CCI reserves the right to request additional information.

Qualification Prerequisite (All applicants must fulfill one of the following) Supporting Documentation

RPhS1

Hold an active RVS or RVT credential plus six (6) months (full-time or full-time equivalent) of diagnostic ultrasound employment experience in venous disease at the time of application.
AND
36 CEUs in last four (4) years (from date of application) documented in venous disease, ultrasound diagnosis, or vascular anatomy.

RPhS1

Employment Verification Letter (from a supervising physician or credentialed lab director)
AND
Verification of status as “ACTIVE” from appropriate credentialing agency (example-copy of registrant card)
AND
CME Documentation

RPhS2

An associate degree or equivalent college hours (62 semester hours) in health, science, natural science, nursing, engineering, or any primary science and one (1) year (full-time or full-time equivalent) diagnostic ultrasound employment experience in venous disease.
AND
36 CEUs in last four (4) years (from date of application) documented in venous disease, ultrasound diagnosis, or vascular anatomy

RPhS2

Completion certificate and/or educational transcripts
AND
Employment Verification Letter
AND
CME Documentation

RPhS3

A baccalaureate degree in health, science, natural science, nursing, engineering, or any primary science and six (6) months (full-time or full-time equivalent) of diagnostic ultrasound employment experience in venous disease at the time of application.
AND
36 CEUs in last four (4) years (from date of application) documented in venous disease, ultrasound diagnosis, or vascular anatomy

RPhS3

Completion certificate and/or educational transcripts
AND
Employment Verification Letter<
AND
CME Documentation

RPhS4

Two years (full-time or full-time equivalent) employment experience in diagnostic ultrasound in venous disease at the time of application.
AND
36 CEUs in last four (4) years (from date of application) documented in venous disease, ultrasound diagnosis, or vascular anatomy

RPhS4

Employment Verification Letter
AND
CME Documentation

RPhS5

Valid license to practice medicine at the time of application
AND
Hold certification through the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine or hold an active RVS, RVT, or RPVI credential
AND
Diagnostic ultrasound experience in venous disease indicated by performing or directly supervising a minimum of 150 venous studies within the two years prior to the application.

RPhS5

Copy of Medical License
AND
Verification of status as “ACTIVE” from appropriate credentialing agency (example-copy of registrant card)
AND
Notarized letter from a supervising physician, credentialed lab director, or office manager that verifies the number of venous studies performed or directly supervised and the period of time during which the studies were performed. (Physicians in solo practices may sign off on their own letters.)

RPhS6

Valid license to practice medicine at the time of application
AND
Diagnostic ultrasound experience in venous disease indicated by performing or directly supervising a minimum of 200 venous studies within the two years prior to the application.

RPhS6

Copy of Medical License
AND
Notarized letter from a supervising physician, credentialed lab director, or office manager that verifies the number of venous studies performed or directly supervised and the period of time during which the studies were performed. (Physicians in solo practices may sign off on their own letters.)

RPhS7

Valid license to practice medicine at the time of application
AND
Completion of a residency or fellowship that includes specialized clinical training in phlebology ultrasound performance and interpretation. Performance or direct supervision of a minimum of 200 venous ultrasound studies during the training program.

RPhS7

Copy of Medical License
AND
Completion certificate and/or educational transcripts
AND
Notarized letter from program director/supervisor that verifies the program’s length, the number of studies, and the period during which the studies were performed.

*Price valid for applications received prior to December 31, 2017. Applications on or after January 1, 2018 will be $365 USD per exam.

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