Online CME Courses (Echocardiography)

The following is a list of websites which offer CME credits. We are aware that these courses are a partial listing. The IAC does not endorse nor guarantee the content and relevance to echocardiography in meeting the CME requirements.

Course directors please note: If your course contains substantial echocardiography content and does not currently appear below, please e-mail course information to the IAC at

Sponsoring Organization CME / CE

ASE University (to ASE members)
A free CME site with online education and webcasts for physicians and sonographers.

SDMS Learning Opportunities
Search for live and on-demand courses offered by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Other CE Offerings

AIUM/Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
The official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (JUM) offers educational activities for physicians and sonographers through CME tests.

Provides free CME credit in cardiovascular medicine. Over 160 hours of CME (16 CEUs) are currently available.

Educational Symposia
Meetings, videos and DVD offering CE credit in the fields of in the fields of radiology, pathology, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, and more.

2015 Fetal Echocardiography: Normal and Abnormal Hearts - A Video CME Teaching Activity
This CME teaching activity provides detailed information on the evaluation of the normal fetal heart both from an anatomic and functional approach. In keeping with progress in this field, detailed information on the use of three dimensional ultrasound in fetal echocardiography and cardiac imaging in the early gestation is presented. The course also provides comprehensive evaluation of various cardiac malformations, involving abnormalities of the cardiac chambers and the outflow tracts. Educational Symposia designates this enduring material for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
In addition to providing recurring CME courses on Echocardiography and vascular sonography since 1985, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is the publisher of the largest line of ultrasound self-directed educational materials — over 120 titles covering specialties including adult echocardiography, carotid, peripheral vascular and vascular interpretation interactive CDs and DVDs.

Introduction to Adult Echo
The Introduction to Adult Echocardiography online course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to Adult Echocardiography sonography and has been designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret adult cardiac ultrasound examinations in accordance with ASE ultrasound practice guidelines. 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Introduction to Transesophageal Echocardiography
This enduring material is designed to provide an introduction to transesophageal echocardiography. The lecture will cover common indications, contraindications and review the essential images to acquire. Examples of how to obtain the images and a review of correct image orientation and interpretation will be discussed. 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Stress Echocardiography
This lecture provides a basic overview of exercise stress echo. A review of indications, specifications, and examination protocols to perform a high quality exam will be discussed. In addition, image acquisition, selection, and identification of coronary artery disease will be included. 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

The Basics of Pediatric Echocardiography
At the completion of this video program the participant should be able to: identify the basic embryology of the human heart; cite the idea of morphological diagnosis; state segmental anatomy of the heart; list the imaging planes used in pediatric echocardiography. 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)® (An Echocardiography and Ultrasound Learning Resource) offers more than 160 AMA category I TEE specific CME credits for physicians and 33 A+ ASRT CE credits for sonographers.
Echo-Web provides the total solution for maintaining CME. Earn AMA Category I credits and SDMS CME [SDMS CME credit is accepted by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals (CARDUP) and Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) toward their continuing education requirements].

Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME

2015 Echocardiography Review Course for Boards and Recertification
This Mayo Clinic CME course provides the cardiologist, echocardiographer, cardiology fellow and cardiac sonographer with an overview of all aspects of cardiovascular ultrasound with a practical and clinical disease orientated focus. College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, designates this educational activity for a maximum of 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

Meetings By Mail
Accredited symposia streaming online or DVD-ROM.

8th Annual Sights & Sounds of Echocardiography
Physicians, Sonographers and Technologists can meet all Echocardiography Lab CME requirements by completing this comprehensive activity.  An international, expert faculty presents the latest advances in echocardiography, updated methods of practice and guidelines for interpretation. Veritas Institute for Medical Education, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CME Expiration: 8/14/17

Cleveland Clinic’s Valve Disease and Diastology Summit
Physicians, Sonographers and Technologists can meet all Echocardiography Lab CME requirements by completing this comprehensive activity.  A dozen international expert clinicians analyze valve disease, particularly the newest aspects of structural valve interventions, three dimensional echocardiography, strain imaging, echo guidance of transcatheter therapies, aortic stenosis, diastolic dysfunction, right heart function, valve regurgitation and much more!  The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CME Expiration: 3/31/18

Pegasus Lectures
ARDMS and CCI Ultrasound Board Review and Continuing Medical Education

Philips Ultrasound
The Online Learning Center features programs for all imaging specialties — MR, CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Cardiac, Vascular and PACS. Select, purchase, study, test and certify completely online.

Pacific Vascular Institute for Continuing Medical Education (PVICME) offers site featuring vascular, cardiac and TCD interpretation.

Siemens Medical Solutions
SDMS-approved CME/CPD credits are now available online through Siemens Medical. Note: These credits are accepted by the ARRT as Category A credits and are accepted by the ARDMS (for sonographers), and are not AMA Category 1 credits (for physicians).

Vascular Web — Basic Principals of Ultrasound
The objective of this course is: "To be able to define principle characteristics of medical ultrasound to include the Doppler equation, types of echoes, principles, construction, artifacts, bioeffects and safety."

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