Professional Licensure

Cardiovascular Sonography

Students are encouraged to reach out to their respective department regarding their enrollment in the program and to explore various professional licensing opportunities.

Steven M. Penny, MA, RT(R), RDMS (AB, PS, OB/GYN)
Sonography Programs Director
919-209-2502
smpenny@johnstoncc.edu

Mailing Address: PO Box 2350 Smithfield, NC 27577

The provided table helps in determining if this program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure in the specific states, provinces, or territories listed. In the "Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements?" column, each state's status is indicated as either “Meets State Educational Requirements,” “Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements,” or "Does Not License.”  Each entry in the table is tailored to the particular state corresponding to that row.

It is essential to understand that meeting the program's educational criteria might not be the sole requirement for licensure. Additional prerequisites might include being listed on a registry, passing background checks, or satisfying certain physical standards. Therefore, students should consult the relevant agency to ascertain the full spectrum of requirements beyond educational accomplishments.

Graduates may be eligible to apply to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers for examinations in cardiovascular physics, vascular physics, and adult echocardiography. The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®) is an independent, non-profit organization that administers examinations and awards credentials in areas of ultrasound. The American Registry for Radiologic Technologists(ARRT) is another. The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is one of the biggest proponents of a nationwide licensure standard for medical sonographers.

Currently, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Oregon are the only states with approved legislation mandating the licensure of sonographers. It is suggested a student check with the state in question before taking the program

State, Province, or Territory Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements? Agency Contact Information Phone Number
Alabama Does Not License      
Alaska Does Not License      
American Samoa Does Not License      
Arizona Does Not License      
Arkansas Does Not License      
California Does Not License      
Colorado Does Not License      
Connecticut Does Not License      
Delaware Does Not License      
Florida Does Not License      
Georgia Does Not License      
Guam Does Not Meet State Educational Requirement      
Hawaii Does Not License      
Idaho Does Not License      
Illinois Does Not License      
Indiana Does Not License      
Iowa Does Not License      
Kansas Does Not License      
Kentucky Does Not License      
Louisiana Does Not License      
Maine Does Not License      
Maryland Does Not License      
Massachusetts Does Not License      
Michigan Does Not License      
Minnesota Does Not License      
Mississippi Does Not License      
Missouri Does Not License      
Montana Does Not License      
Nebraska Does Not License      
Nevada Does Not License      
New Hampshire Meets State Educational Requirement

Advisory Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

Office of Professional Licensure & Certification
7 Eagle Square
Concord NH, 03301
603-271-2152
Office of Professional Licensure

Application Link
New Jersey Does Not License      
New Mexico Meets State Educational Requirement New Mexico Environment Department - The Medical Imaging Radiation Therapy Health and Safety Program (MIRTP) Harold L. Runnels Building, 1190 St. Francis Drive, Suite N4050, Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-476-8600
New York Does Not License      
North Carolina Does Not License      
North Dakota Meets State Educational Requirement ND Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy Board PO Box 398, Bismarck, ND 58502 701-425-0861
Northern Mariana Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirement      
Ohio Does Not License      
Oklahoma Does Not License      
Oregon Meets State Educational Requirement Oregon Board of Medical Imaging 800 NE Oregon St. Suite 1160A, Portland, OR 97232 971-673-0215
Pennsylvania Does Not License      
Puerto Rico Does Not Meet State Educational Requirement      
Rhode Island Does Not License      
South Carolina Does Not License      
South Dakota Does Not License      
Tennessee Does Not License      
Texas Does Not License      
Utah Does Not License      
Vermont Does Not License      
Virgin Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirement      
Virginia Does Not License      
Washington Does Not License      
Washington, DC Does Not License      
West Virginia Does Not License      
Wisconsin Does Not License      
Wyoming Does Not License