Full Course or Scan Only
Full Course has everything you need for IP certification: online precourse, EDE or EDE2 course, scans and exams.
Scan Only is for people who have already attended an EDE or EDE2 course but need to complete scans and exams for IP certification. Those registered for this option do not attend on the first day of the bootcamp. There is a $500 discount for this option.
If it has been more than 1 year since completing the EDE or EDE2 course, we recommend doing the Full Course.
The independent practitioner (IP) exams are administered via the CPOCUS (Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society) website, and they are the issuing authority for your certification. As such you need an active membership (just the $25) with them before you come on the course.
You will need your login for CPOCUS to write the exam – so make sure you have your login details and have paid your membership fees. After you are certified they will request another $100 to issue you a certificate.
Additional Course Materials
“In addition to the EDE course materials it is recommended that you FULLY FULLY read and review the CPOCUS curriculum as well as reviewing the positive images that are available to you once you have logged in and activated your membership. You will be tested on the CPOCUS curriculum for your written, practical and visual exams.”
Additional test preparation and image resources can be found on our resources page.
Image & Test Prep Resources
Accessing the Online Precourse
Access to the online mandatory precourse materials will be sent to participants approximately 4 weeks prior to the course/bootcamp. The pre-course is a critical component for being successful at the course. It is suggested to schedule a minimum of 10 hours for it. It is a mandatory requirement to be completed prior to arrival on the first day. If not completed, we reserve the right to cancel your attendance, you will not be successful at the course/bootcamp, and refunds will not be issued for unsuccessful participants.
We have special rates reserved at numerous hotels in each course city. Please feel free to use the information below to get the best rates.
Your receipt is generated at the time of purchase and would have been emailed to you directly. If you require any additional documentation please inform us during the course and we can attempt to accommodate.
Last Day Travel
The course takes the entirety of each day from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. Please avoid scheduling departure before 6 pm on the final day. Although we endeavor to complete exams for people with earlier flights first, we can not guarantee this.
A great opportunity to network and socialize with instructors and other participants! At the bootcamps, a dinner will be held on the evening of day 3 for participants that register for the social. Dinner is included with registration. We reserve the right to cancel if we have not received a minimum number of registrations. If this occurs, refunds will be provided.
What to Bring
Complete all your pre-course work!!!
Wear comfortable shoes and casual clothes at the course/bootcamp. It can often be warm in the venue so we suggest dressing in layers.
Saskatoon – TBD
Regina – these is day use pay parking for visitors. Street parking generally has a 2 hour maximum.
Calgary – TBD
Edmonton – TBD
Water and juice will always be available. Participants will receive lunch each day. You are welcome to bring your own food, but we have no storage for bags or rewarming facilities.
We can arrange a lactation room if required but we do not have refrigerated storage.
Provincial guidelines will be followed
What if I’m not feeling well?
Do not attend! Please take care of yourself. Notify us as soon as possible via email, phone or text.
A minimum number of registrations are required for a course to proceed and logistics (staff, equipment, etc.) are booked based on the number of registrations. This policy applies to illness, Covid infection or any other conflicts. Participants are urged to buy cancellation and illness insurance privately to cover these expenses.
- Cancellations greater than 56 days (8 weeks) from the first day of course will receive a full refund, minus $200.00 administration fee.
- Cancellations within 42-56 days (6-8 weeks) from the first day of course will receive a 50% refund.
- Cancellations within less than 42 days(6 weeks) from the first day of course will not be eligible for any credit, refund or transfer.
- Participants who have registered may transfer their registration to another person for a $200 fee, but this responsibility lies with the original participant. We will attempt to assist in finding a replacement. In the event one cannot be found, the above policies will apply.
- Prairie PoCUS reserves the right to cancel a course 4 weeks prior to the course date if we have not received a minimum number of registrations. If this does occur, participants will have the option to move their registration to a future date or receive a full refund.