CPoCUS Tracks

Diagnostic (DIAG)

This advanced track is for managing clinical scenarios involving biliary, urinary tract, venous, and ocular pathologies

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This advanced curriculum teaches clinicians POCUS skills for managing biliary, venous, urinary tract and ocular pathologies. It includes protocols for image generation, image identification, and clinical integration. All examination questions are based on the curriculum.



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Advanced skills for certification

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The following DIAG courses are offered by independent organizations

(listed alphabetically A-Z)

Certain courses are accredited and meet
CPoCUS quality and training criteria

Note: CPoCUS does not determine course fees or cancellation policies

EDE Bootcamp

Three-day hands-on workshops and exams designed to provide IP certification in point of care ultrasound.



Two-day course that takes the seasoned practitioner to the next level. Le cours ÉDU2 est un cours avancé d'échographie ciblée qui permet aux cliniciens chevronnés d'approfondir leurs compétences.


ePoCUS Essentials

Advanced IP certification courses providing POCUS instruction on DIAG indications. Combined with RESUS IP certification.


Prairie POCUS

Four-day hands-on workshop with integrated CPoCUS exams designed for participants to obtain full independent practitioner certification at the end of the course.


Rural Coordination Centre

(University of British Columbia)

Full day of POCUS skills and applications. This event will consist of live scanning stations and key talks on various topics, such as cardiology, MSK, and ocular.


SONO Manitoba

(University of Manitoba)

Three-day hands-on courses at University of Manitoba are designed to provide IP certification in point of care ultrasound. Combined with MSK IP certification.



How to get certified
as an Independent Practitioner (IP)

IP candidate completes a CPoCUS-accredited DIAG introductory course

IP candidate completes logged scan requirements supervised by a DIAG Track Instructor

IP candidate passes three examinations with a DIAG Track Instructor

DIAG Track Instructor submits an IP request for the IP candidate

IP candidate pays one-time certificate fee to finalize IP certification

IP candidate receives IP number and DIAG IP certificate

Brief overview of certification examinations

You must be a CPoCUS member to attempt any examination

All examination questions are based on the curriculum

Written examination assesses knowledge base.

The Written exam is conducted on a computer (one examiner supervises many candidates).

Pass score of 85%.

The Written exam is an online, multiple choice, closed book examination with 20-80 questions. If the candidate fails the first attempt, they receive a report detailing incorrect answers. Candidates may re-write the examination the next day.

Visual examination assesses image interpretation and ability to integrate POCUS findings into clinical care.

The Visual exam is conducted on a computer (one examiner supervises one candidate).

Pass score of 85%.

The Visual exam uses an online interactive video presentation. The examiner asks the candidate to interpret images and videos, and incorporate findings into case scenarios.

Practical examination assesses image generation.

The Practical exam is conducted on a standardized patient (one examiner supervises one candidate).

Pass score of 100%.

The Practical exam is an in-person scanning examination. The examiner uses a detailed checklist of essential techniques to assess the candidate. 

The candidate should perform the techniques without hesitation and without prompting from the examiner. 


Keep up to date with MOC

Maintenance of Competency (MOC) helps refresh and expand your POCUS skills

Online quizzes available in French and English

Test your POCUS skills in these tracks:

Acute Care CORE
Family Medicine CORE

How to complete MOC modules online

Login, select a MOC module in Members sections

Read Curriculum

Take Quiz (score ≥ 85%)

Download Certificate of Completion

Earn CME credits with MOC

Earn up to 30 credits by reviewing the DIAG curriculum
and passing the DIAG MOC quizzes

Get certified by CPoCUS

Become a Member

Take advantage of the benefits below and more!

Access DIAG Curriculum

Achieve DIAG IP certification

Certify others as DIAG IP

Access Maintenance of Competency (MOC) Program

Earn CME credits from MOC program

Earn CME credits from courses

Become a DIAG Master Instructor