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Theory Exams

SVT Theory Exams Spring 2018 Registration Information


There will be a new registration process commencing in Spring 2018 through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

Please find the relevant information below:

Registration for the Spring 2018 SVT theory exams opens on 1st May 2018.

Please read the instructions for application:

Once you have read the instructions, applications can be made through the ardms portal:

If this is your first time using the ardms portal please complete the New User Registration.


Important dates:

Exam applications made through ARDMS via SVT website – 1st May until 6th June

Pearson Registration Opens (candidates may make their appointments) – 1st May until 13th June

Exam window (both exams) – 15th May until 20th June


The theory exams will be run electronically through a number of Pearson Vue test centres located around the UK:

London, Belfast, Crawley, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Reading, Salford (Manchester), Sutton Coldfield (Midlands), Watford and Dublin (New Horizons test centre)

Registration will close on 6th June. There will be no late entrants allowed so please ensure you register before the closing date. Please be aware that the slots at the Pearson Vue centres fill up on a first come first served basis and therefore late entrants may not receive their first choice appointment time or location.

The cost is £100 for each exam. Candidates must be current members of the SVT.

Any candidates requiring extra time for a qualifying medical condition should contact the theory exams officer ( with evidence in advance of application through ARDMS.

***Please note that there will also be a change to the way that the exams are marked.***

The primary test result will still be a PASS or FAIL decision. however in addition, you will receive a scaled score, ranging from 300 to 700. A scaled score of 555 is required to pass both theory examinations.

The scaled score is not a percentage of correct answers, nor is it built on a "curve" where a certain percentage of scores would pass and a certain percentage would fail. 


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