Many of our registrants have been surprised to find that some courses they have taken are not recognized for CME credits. Be sure to check the CME status of courses before registering. It is important to remember that the onus is on the course provider to seek CME approval before offering the program; credits are not approved after the fact.
To maintain current registry status with the Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals (CARDUP) you must obtain 30 continuing medical education credits every three years. It is the responsibility of the registrant to submit these credits to the CARDUP office on an ongoing basis. Please remember that we need copies of the original certificates in order to update your file. All credits earned “on line” must be submitted to CARDUP as this is not an automatic process. The certificates are posted based on the date of the program and not the date received by the CARDUP office.
The credit certificates can be sent:
CARDUP accepts credits that are ultrasound based ONLY from the following organizations:
CSDMS (Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers)
SVT (Society of Vascular Technologists)
ASE (American Society of Echocardiographers)
SDMS (Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers)
AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine)
AMA Category 1 Courses
ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists)
All new registrants must show proof of active professional certification. The continuing medical education cycle will begin the first day of May in the year of registration and run for three consecutive years. Once the three year period is over the cycle will begin again. If a registrant has experienced a high volume of education sessions, a special written request can be made to the CARDUP office to carry over a maximum of 5 credits to the following three year period. Newly certified registrants must show proof of successful completion of a recognized certification examination and will be given 15 credits for the examination process. All registrants must include their association number when submitting credits. If the certificates are incomplete for any reason they will be returned to the registrant and the file will not be updated until the deficiency is corrected. Only those registrants whose association fees are in good standing will be able to have their credits tracked.