Sonography Canada

Alternate Pathway Applicants (External)

Updated March 3, 2021

* IMPORTANT * Due to COVID-19 we are not able to accept Alternate Pathway applications or conduct CCSA assessments at this time.

Individuals who have not completed a Canadian accredited sonography program or are seeking an additional credential may apply as an Alternate Pathway Applicant to earn a Sonography Canada credential(s).

For a list of pathway prerequisites, click HERE.

This webinar answers many of the common questions applicants to the Alternate Pathway ask us. After watching the webinar, reviewing the information on this page should clarify any questions you still have. Further questions can be submitted to info@sonographycanada.ca.

These applicants must submit an Alternate Pathway Application form to initiate the process.  This will be assessed according to Sonography Canada’s Eligibility Policy. Note that this review can take up to six (6) weeks for the application to be processed. 

If approved, candidates may move forward with the credentialing process; knowledge-based examinations and Canadian Clinical Skills Assessment (CCSA™).

Important information

  1. For all upcoming exam administration dates (until further notice), Sonography Canada exams will be administered online with remote proctoring.  Due to the ongoing situation with the pandemic many in-person test centres remain closed or are open with significantly reduced capacity. All applicants must complete and submit the online application form below.
  2. If an applicant wishes to request accommodation at a test centre, they MUST contact Sonography Canada at examinfo@sonographycanada.ca NO LATER THAN MARCH 17, 2021.  This request should only be made in cases where the applicant does not have access to the required equipment (see #3 below).  The request must include a preferred test centre location. However, availability for any site cannot be guaranteed.
  3. Equipment requirements for ‘Online Remote Proctoring’ exam delivery method: The following lists the basic equipment requirements.  You must meet ALL the system requirements to access the exam.  No exceptions
  • PC or Mac computer or laptop (chromebooks, tablets, iPads etc. are not supported)
  • High speed internet (recommend a wired connection to internet, rather than wifi)
  • Web Camera (1280 x 720 resolution recommended)
  • A functioning microphone
  • A handheld mirror/reflective device

Application forms for those wishing to challenge Sonography Canada credentialing examinations are available below during registration periods only. 

Applications & Forms

Please review the Sonography Canada Candidate Guide before applying and challenging all exams. For all Sonography Canada exam dates and registration deadlines, please click Exam Dates.

Additional Forms

Forward forms by email to:

or Fax: 1-888-743-2952

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