External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.
The Echocardiographic Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; (727) 210-2350; fax: (727) 210-2354; Web address: www.caahep.org. Program accreditation is granted upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS), 6021 University Blvd, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043-6090; (443) 973-3251; fax: (866) 738-3444; Web address: jrcdms.org.
Students will be eligible for the physics portion of the ARDMS exam after successful completion of the required physics class. Graduates are eligible for the adult echo portion of the exam upon graduation. Both the physics and adult echo exams must be passed to earn the RDCS credential. Registration is not required by the state of Michigan, but is highly recommended.