RhMSUS™ Certification

Important Announcement

The ACR has been closely monitoring the situation regarding the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and its potential impact on our RhMSUS Certification.

Please see revisions to the RhMSUS Handbook:

  1. The Spring testing window is extended until July 15, 2020.
  2. Candidates may defer to the Fall testing window with no penalty/fee.
  3. Candidates that met the eligibility requirements for the Spring exam will be able to submit the same requirements for the Fall exam without additional obligations.
  4. Please contact Scantron for all rescheduling concerns.

Additional Note: If you need a refund, please allow up to 45 days for the refund to fully process.

The American College of Rheumatology offers certification to individual physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who perform musculoskeletal ultrasound as part of their practice of rheumatology. The Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification in Rheumatology™ - RhMSUS™ certification demonstrates competency in musculoskeletal ultrasound and promotes quality of care.

Why become RhMSUS™ certified?

  • Demonstrate competence to patients, peers, and payers
  • Promote quality of care and patient safety
  • Develop professional skills relevant in the workplace

What are the benefits of RhMSUS™?

  • Certification is valid for ten years
  • Use of the RhMSUS™ credential after your name
  • Public acknowledgement on the RhMSUS Designees page
  • Proof of certification – official certificate and wallet card

RhMSUS™ Process

Explore the RhMSUS™ eligibility criteria, application fees, deadlines, process, examination windows, scheduling, preparation, and recertification requirements.


Find answers to our most frequently asked questions about the RhMSUS™ certification and learn the difference between certification and accreditation.

RhMSUS™ Designees

See a list of individuals who have successfully completed the RhMSUS™ certification program.

RhMSUS™ Volunteer Opportunities

Learn about RhMSUS™ volunteer opportunities and see the current RhMSUS™ volunteers.

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