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Sonography Canada

CPD Activity Categories

Sonography Based

  • Must directly involve the practice of sonography.
  • Must enrich the member in a direct way by improving sonography knowledge, performance and competency to directly improve patient care.

Relevant to Practice

  • Not sonography based but must enhance professional practice.
  • These activities enable the member to expand and improve their knowledge, skills and inter-professional relationships, promoting and enhancing the profession of diagnostic medical sonography and ultimately enhancing patient care.
  • Relevant to practice areas include nursing, medicine, MLT, MRT, vascular and cardiac non-sonography education, management/business, educator material, veterinary sonography, etc.

Directed Activities

Directed activities are learning activities that have been pre-approved by Sonography Canada or another approved CPD provider and must have a certificate of completion to obtain CPD credits.

Sonography Canada approved list of CPD providers for Directed activities:   

  • AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine)
  • AMA (American Medical Association) – Category 1
  • ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography)
  • ASA (Australasian Sonographers Association)
  • ASE (American Society of Echocardiography)
  • ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists)   
  • ASUM (Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine)
  • BMUS (British Medical Ultrasound Society)  
  • BSE (British Society of Echocardiography)  
  • CAMRT (Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists)  
  • CSE (Canadian Society of Echocardiography)  
  • CSVS (Canadian Society of Vascular Surgery)
  • EACVI (European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging)
  • EAE (European Association of Echocardiography)
  • EFSUMB (European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology)
  • FMF (Fetal Medicine Foundation)
  • ESVS (European Society for Vascular Surgery)
  • ISUOG (International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology)
  • RCPSC (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)
  • SDMS (Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) 
  • SC (Sonography Canada)
  • SVS (Society of Vascular Surgery) 
  • SVU (Society of Vascular Ultrasound)
  • VSGBI (Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

If your organization is interested in offering Sonography Canada approved CPD credits, please complete the Sonography Canada CPD Activity Application Form.

Self-Directed Activities

Are not pre-approved. These activities will require the member to provide a record of the type of learning activity, date, and time spent on activity.

Self-Reflection will be required for all Self-Directed activities. A short summary statement will be selected from a drop-down list describing how the activity is relevant to sonography or your practice. You will also have the option to include a brief description of the activity’s relevance. This will serve as a reminder of your key learning experience.

Please consult the following fact sheets to learn more about the different types of CPD activities:


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