For new members

1. Why does CPoCUS charge membership dues?

For the first time since the Society's inception in 2001, members are asked to pay membership dues.

Dues mainly help to provide rigorous standards of training and quality assurance through review, expansion, and translation of bilingual certification examinations. Our administrative staff ensure these standards are maintained for the > 100 examinations.

Specifically, dues provide many benefits to the individual CPoCUS member:

  • Achieve and maintain IP CORE or Expanded Track certification 
  • Earn CME credits
  • Refine POCUS skills with how-to videos in the CORE Curriculum
  • Win awards and prizes
  • Receive monthly newsletter
  • View all POCUS courses across Canada
  • More Member Benefits here

2. I would like to make a donation to CPoCUS. How do I do this?

We greatly appreciate all donations. Please make your donation here.  

3. How can I earn CME credits with CPoCUS?

If you are taking a CPoCUS approved course, you can earn:

a) Up to 60 certified Mainpro+ credits from CFPC

b) 3 credits per 8hours of activity; max 24 hours or 72 credits per course from RCPSC

If you are teaching a CPoCUS approved course, you can earn:

a) 1 non-certified credit per hour of teaching and/or preparation time from CFPC

b) 2 credits per hour of teaching from RCPSC

If you are administering a CPoCUS certification exam, you can earn:

a) 1 non-certified credit per hour of teaching from CFPC

b) 2 credits per hour of teaching from RCPSC

If you are supervising determinate scans, you can earn:

a) 1 non-certified credit per hour of teaching and/or preparation time from CFPC

b) 2 credits per hour of teaching from RCPSC

Please see our CME Credits webpage for more details.

3. Is CPoCUS membership only for licensed physicians? I am a registered sonographer (with sonography Canada).

As stated in the CPoCUS By-laws, Section 4.1, membership is open to all persons interested in PoCUS.