CPoCUS Tracks

Family Medicine CORE

This track is for managing patients in the family medicine setting

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Learn with diagrams and how-to videos

This curriculum describes the proper technique to safely and effective use point of care ultrasound for heart, lung, abdomen, and first trimester obstetrics pathologies in the family medicine setting. It includes protocols for image generation, image identification, and clinical integration.



5 modules with diagrams


Advanced skills for certification

6 modules with videos

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The following CORE courses are offered by independent organizations

(listed alphabetically)

Bootcamp EDE

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

Oct 4-6, 2022
Nov 15-17, 2022


Two-day courses. Cours de deux jours.



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


ePoCUS Essentials

Introductory level courses and IP certification courses providing POCUS instruction on CORE indications.

Sept 10-12, 2022

Montreal PoCUS

Introductory level course providing POCUS instruction on CORE indications.

Aug 21, 2022


Two-day introductory course.

Oct 8-9, 2022


One- or two-day courses with small group learning. All levels welcome. Cours d'un ou deux jours avec apprentissage en petits groupes. Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus.

Sept 24, 2022

Nickel POCUS

Point of Care Ultrasound Training.

Sept 9-11, 2022


Point of Care Ultrasound Training.

Sept 24-26, 2022
Nov 12-14, 2022

Prairie POCUS

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

Oct 13-16, 2022
Oct 20-23, 2022
Nov 10-13, 2022
Nov 17-20, 2022


RIPP offers four-day courses at the rural clinician’s facility for those that cannot find coverage when away at an ultrasound course or have no one to supervise the scans required for certification.


SONO Manitoba

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

Sept 21-23, 2022
Oct 14 2022 (First TM Obs)
Jan 25-27, 2023
Feb 22-24, 2023
June 7-9, 2023

Try eLearning

Combine the online curriculum with online testing

Used by academic centres

Available in French or English for CORE tracks

Online curriculum

Didactic Material

Didactic material is divided into modules

Instructional Videos

Videos are aligned with didactic material

Videos show scanning on live models with guidance for image generation, interpretation, and clinical integration.

Online Testing


Quizzes are aligned with modules and customized by course directors.

Final Exam

A final exam can be created from a combination of quizzes.


How to get certified

IP candidate completes a CPoCUS-accredited introductory course relevant to the CORE track

IP candidate completes logged scan requirements supervised by a CORE IP examiner

IP candidate passes three examinations with a CORE IP examiner

CORE IP examiner 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 CORE IP certificate

Brief overview of certification examinations

Written examination to assess knowledge base.

The Written Exam is conducted on a computer with a pass score of 85% (one examiner, many candidates).

You must join CPoCUS prior to writing the Written exam.

The Written Exam is an online, multiple choice, closed book examination with 20-80 questions. If you fail the first attempt, you will receive a report detailing which questions you answered incorrectly. You may re-write the exam the next day.

Visual examination to assess image interpretation skills and the ability to integrate POCUS findings into clinical care.

The Visual Exam is conducted on a computer with a pass score of 85% (one examiner, one candidate).

These exams take place with a CPoCUS instructor using an interactive video presentation. Candidates are shown images and video clips and are asked to interpret images and incorporate findings into case scenarios.

Practical examination to assess image generation skills.

The Practical Exam is conducted on a standardized patient with a pass score of 100% (one examiner, one candidate).

The examiner uses a detailed checklist of the essential skills required of all IP candidates. 

An IP candidate’s training should be sufficient to allow them to pass the Practical exam without any hesitation in performing skills and without any 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 48 credits by reviewing the CORE curriculum
and passing the CORE MOC quizzes

Get certified by CPoCUS

Become a Member

Take advantage of the benefits below and more!

Access CORE Curriculum

Achieve FM CORE IP certification

Certify others as FM CORE IP

Access Maintenance of Competency (MOC) Program

Earn CME credits from MOC program

Earn CME credits from courses

Become a CORE Master Instructor