Overseas trained sonographers
Overseas trained sonographers wishing to practice in Australia or New Zealand must apply to the relevant authority for certification to practice in either country.
In Australia, overseas trained sonographers must apply to the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) for a Certificate of Recognition in Ultrasound. Overseas trained sonographers require this Certificate of Recognition in Ultrasound to become an ASAR Accredited Medical Sonographer.
In New Zealand, overseas trained sonographers must apply to the Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB) to have their education and clinical experience assessed against set criteria. The MRTB is also responsible for issuing the Annual Practice Certification, which all sonographers must hold in New Zealand.