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Generalist Certification Course

Uniquely empowered with POCUS


Bringing together two world-leading products, the 123sonography online video-based POCUS FocusClass and the Inteleos™ Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy. The POCUS Generalist Certification Course is the complete education and certification offer for the modern medical professional.

Advance your career today with access to the highest-quality online education and certification for POCUS.






This chapter is designed to provide you with a focus on sonographic planes, terminology and probe manipulation skills, along with techniques involved in handheld ultrasound Echocardiography to evaluate the heart chambers in 2D. Learn how to differentiate normal heart function from major...


Lung I


In a first glance Prof. Thomas Binder will talk about pleural effusions. Next to come are artifacts of the lung such as A-lines and B-lines, how to identify a pulmonary edema and you will learn how you can quickly and accurately identify a pneumothorax.




This chapter is designed for healthcare professionals who have an interest in point of care obstetric ultrasound. The chapter will provide you with probe manipulation techniques and an early pregnancy ultrasound protocol with handheld devices. You will experience how to differentiate ectopic...




This chapter aims to improve your understanding and use of handheld ultrasound to answer clinical questions by focussing on sonographic planes, terminology and probe manipulation skills. The professional will be able to identify the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures...


Urinary tract


This chapter aims to improve your understanding and use of handheld ultrasound to answer clinical questions by focussing on sonographic planes, terminology and probe manipulation skills. The professional will be the variants and abnormalities of the urinary tract from presentations, hands-on...


Biliary tract


This chapter was designed for healthcare professionals who aim to incorporate handheld ultrasound assessment of the biliary tract in their practice. The professional will learn how to recognise the variants and abnormalities of the biliary tract from presentations, hands-on demo and case-based...


Abdominal Aorta


This chapter aims to improve your understanding and use of handheld ultrasound to answer clinical questions in your practice by focussing on sonographic planes, terminology and probe-manipulation skills. The topic provides an overview of anatomical structures and vessels around the abdominal...




This chapter provides an introduction to the anatomy and ultrasound examination of the knee and shoulder. Particular emphasis is given to scanning protocols as well as tips and strategies for obtaining high-quality images. The professional will be able to identify the sonographic appearance of...




This chapter aims to improve your understanding and use of handheld ultrasound to answer clinical questions by focussing on sonographic planes, terminology, and probe manipulation skills. Importantly, an overview of anatomical landmarks of the peripheral venous system is included as part of...




Imaging the carotid arteries is "straight forward". In this chapter we will explain, which instrumentation you need and how a carotid ultrasound exam is performed. Here you will also review the anatomy of neck arteries and learn when a carotid scan is indicated in a point of care...



Here we teach you the eFAST protocol, which is used in the ultrasound assessment of trauma patients. Niko and Martin explain when it should be used and which views you should acquire. Learn which pathologies you can detect and watch teaching cases, which highlight the potential of the eFAST exam.

Lung II


Scanning the lungs is not difficult to learn and it can easily be combined with the ultrasound of other organs. This chapter covers the sonographic anatomy and demonstrates how to image the lungs. We provide you with in-depth insights into pleural effusion, pulmonary congestion, consolidations...


Prof. Thomas Binder, MD, FESC

Head of Digital Learning Medical University of Vienna

Birgit Sticht, SMC

Senior Sonographer

Martin Altersberger, MD

Resident in Anesthesiology
Medical University of Vienna

Wilfried Röthy, MD

Head of Department for vascular medicine Health Center South Vienna
General surgery, cardiothoracic surgery

Patricia Koster, AMS

Echotoon, Groningen
Medical Sonographer

Markus Haumer, MD

Landesklinikum Wr. Neustadt, AT
Senior Consultant

Katherine Eller, AMS

Private Practice, Queensland, AU

Prof. Dirk Becker, MD PhD


The POCUS Generalist Certification Course includes access to the POCUS FocusClass (developed by 123sonography) and the POCUS Generalist Certification (developed by Inteleos™).

The POCUS FocusClass will ensure you will become skilled in the use of handheld ultrasound devices and ultrasound exams in your clinical setting. You will save critical time in making a diagnosis - even if you currently have little or no experience in the use of ultrasound - with a course specifically designed for general practitioners, medical students, primary care physicians, physician assistants, sonographers, and health care professionals. The POCUS FocusClass is certified for 4.25 AMA PRA category 1 credits (CME credits).

The POCUS Generalist Certification includes nine separate assessments which match the chapters of the POCUS FocusClass. Each of these assessments is necessary to complete before the POCUS Generalist certification may be awarded.
Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) can be applied in many scenarios including: dyspnea, peripheral edema, chest, abdominal, pelvic and joint-pain as well as in detecting pregnancy. At the same time, diagnostic ultrasound devices have become increasingly powerful, portable, and affordable.

After completing the POCUS FocusClass and POCUS Generalist Certification, you will be ready to successfully apply handheld ultrasound in your point of care environment. You will also have a broad understanding of instrumentation, ultrasound anatomy and pathology.
Earning the POCUS Generalist Certification from the Point-of-Care Certification Academy™ acknowledges that you possess a core body of POCUS knowledge. Since your POCUS Generalist Certification includes the Fundamentals Certificate plus eight (8) content-specific assessments, your commitment to professional and ethical medical care stands out among your peers.

Your certification also illustrates your personal dedication to lifelong learning through continual growth and professional development. Providers may choose to pursue the POCUS Generalist Certification for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Showing unparalleled commitment to excellence in patient care and that you and your practice take care of each family like they are your own
  • Advancing your practice with increased visibility and credibility
  • Providing a critical edge in supporting patient safety
  • Validating your POCUS expertise with the highest attainable certification in POCUS
  • Promoting continued growth and professional development
  • Saving 53% by completing the 123sonography POCUS FocusClass course bundle and the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy POCUS Generalist Certification
Please follow this link to get all information.
  • POCUS Fundamentals Certificate
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) POCUS Clinical Case Assessment
  • Cardiac POCUS Clinical Case Assessment
  • Hepatobiliary/Spleen POCUS Clinical Case Assessment
  • Lower Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): 20 cases
  • Lung POCUS Clinical Case Assessment
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) Soft Tissue POCUS Clinical Case Assessment
  • Obstetrics/1st Trimester POCUS Clinical Case Assessment
  • Renal/Genitourinary POCUS Clinical Case Assessment
  • POCUS Generalist Certification Peer Evaluation
Yes. Since the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate is a prerequisite for all other specialty certificates and certifications, applicants must complete and pass this assessment first.
Yes. You will use the same discount code when applying for both certifications.
No. Once applicants have earned the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate, they may take the remaining assessments in any order they choose.
No, completing this course or any other course does not guarantee passing the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy assessments. Successful passing of POCUS assessments is the only way to earn a POCUS certificate or certification.
You will have 30 days to complete the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate and 180 days to complete all components of the POCUS Generalist Certification.

Note - the time starts when the voucher code you are provided is entered into the system during your application process for each certificate/certification (Fundamentals and Generalist).
The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy is designed to be convenient for busy healthcare practitioners. Your assessments can be taken immediately upon receipt of your application and payment or at any time that works for you—as long as all assessments are completed within the designated time frames.

Assessments may be completed from the location of your choosing, although privacy is important to avoid sharing assessment content. A quiet environment with appropriate lighting and minimal distractions will improve your exam experience.

All assessments are available online and may be started and stopped at will. The assessment remembers the last question you answered and bookmarks that location. To return to an assessment, login to MY POCUS and access your Certificate Plan.
Before applying, you are expected to be prepared through the completion of training or educational programs concerning foundational and specific point-of-care ultrasound.

Candidates should carefully read all information concerning the Point-of-Care Certification Academy and its offerings prior to beginning the application process. It is also a good idea to watch the tutorial video, read the exam information, and review the technical specifications:

Operating System Windows 10
Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Mac OSX 10.10 or newer
Display Minimum resolution: 1024 x 768 in 16-bit color
Network Connection The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy suggests that, whenever possible, exams are completed using a wired network. Wired networks typically provide more reliable exam delivery performance than wireless networks.
Internet Connection Broadband (DSL, cable or LAN/WAN): 512 kbps up/down
Internet Browsers Internet Explorer 9+ (preferred), latest versions of Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
Browser Settings Internet Cookies must be enabled. All pop-Up blockers must be disabled.
Sound Headphones (or speakers if in a private location) are acceptable. Note: Closed Captioning is also provided.
Testing Environment A quiet environment is recommended. Exams include audio and video components. Appropriate lighting and minimal distractions will improve the exam experience.
The scoring methodology for the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy assessments is determined by Inteleos™ Psychometric Services (IPS) in conjunction with the POCUS Academy Task Force and approved by the APCA™ Council.
In most cases, results to your online assessments will be provided immediately and, if successful, you will be able to print your certificate(s) from your Certification Plan. These timelines may be extended due to technical or other conditions.

If unsuccessful, you may reapply after a 30-day waiting period. Please see Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy™ Policies for additional details.
Certificates will be provided electronically through the candidate’s Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy Certificate Plan.
Yes. This course is certified for 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits (CME credits). You can claim these credits once you have completed viewing the course videos and completed the evaluation form and skill-testing questions.

POCUS Generalist Certification Course

€ 1087
- 4.25 AMA PRA category 1 credits -
- Online Medical Learning -
- Globally Recognized Certification -