SVU-CME Information Kit
The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registers technologists and sonographers in all ultrasound specialties. In order to maintain these credentials (RVT, RDMS, RDCS), registrants are required to earn a total of thirty (30) continuing education credit hours in a three-year period (triennium). The SVU-CME is recognized by the ARDMS for recertification credit. The SVU-CMEs may be used to maintain registry in any ARDMS specialty.
Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) requires registrants holding the Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) credential to earn 36 continuing education units (CEU) every three years, 12 of which must be related directly to Vascular Technology/Sonography. The SVU-CME satisfies the CEU requirements for CCI registrants.
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requires registrants to earn 24 Continuing Education (CE) credits every two years in order to maintain and renew registry certificates. The SVU-CME is recognized as Category A Credit by the ARRT for registrants’ continuing education requirements.
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accredits programs (institutions/societies) offering continuing medical education for physicians. The American Medical Association (AMA) maintains the Physician's Recognition Award program for physicians. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are usually awarded in Category I of the Physician's Recognition Award of the AMA. The SVU-CME does not award Category I Physician credit for programs that the CME Committee approves; however Category I CME may be offered separately at events sponsored or held by the SVU.
Licensed allied health care professionals, such as nurses, are required to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain licensure, which is overseen by individual state licensing boards. Attendees at SVU-CME approved programs need to apply for CEUs within their own state. As an organization, SVU is unable to grant CEUs.