Enhance Patient Care with Your ECNU
Join the growing number of physicians certified in the Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU)!
Certification increases public and patient confidence in thyroid ultrasound practice.
What is ECNU?
Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) is a professional designation awarded to physicians who meet specified requirements, measured through a standardized examination and validation of competency processes in diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (UGFNA).
ECNU certification validates your ability to perform clinical neck ultrasounds.
- Certifications are current for 10 years
- Participants are to submit ultrasound cases to AACE for review
- Must get 100% on cases and take proctored test for certification
The ECNU credential signifies that an individual has passed the Comprehensive Certification Examination (CCE) and has successfully completed the Validation of Competency Process (VCP). Successful candidates can use the ECNU designation after their names.
Participation in the ECNU program is open to physicians who meet the eligibility requirements. Membership in the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is not required.
ECNU is recognized by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), one of the preeminent, national accreditation bodies for ultrasound practices, and allows those with the ECNU credential to be directors of ultrasound laboratories and apply for AIUM Practice Accreditation. Also, it is expected that achieving ECNU certification will become increasingly important in the future for reimbursement from Medicare and third party payers.
To learn more about the ECNU Program, please read the ECNU Candidate Handbook.
As with other advanced professional training, the ECNU certification often leads to increased patient confidence and signifies excellence. The voluntary certification is offered by AACE to physicians who perform consultations and diagnostic evaluations for thyroid and parathyroid disorders.
Recognized by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), a national multidisciplinary association dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine, the ECNU credential signifies excellence.
In addition, achieving ECNU certification will become increasingly important for reimbursement for Medicare and third-party payers.