If you are a physician interested in applying for the RDMS credential with a BR specialty, please visit the website for ARDMS's new physician-centric companion Council, the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement (APCA).
The Breast (BR) examination tests the requisite breast ultrasound knowledge, skills and abilities essential for sonographer-level professionals. It is a specialty examination listed under the RDMS credential.
To earn a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) credential with a BR specialty, you must pass the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) examination and the BR examination within five years. After passing the SPI examination, you can earn additional credentials without having to retake the SPI examination, provided you maintain active status.
You must wait 60 days before you can retake the BR examination if you do not pass it however, you are welcome to reapply after 3 days.