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  • Writer's pictureMichael Zaladonis

Updated: Feb 26, 2023

Studying for ARDMS SPI Exam but only have 4 weeks to prepare?

We got you! The optimal time to prep for ARDMS SPI Exam is about 45 days . . . so if you’ve got a good content base – you should be fine with a 4 week ARDMS SPI Exam study plan.

We’ve outlined what you need to do everyday to prep.

This ARDMS SPI Exam study plan includes content review, question practice, brain breaks, and mock exams.

Prepry has a 99.86% pass rate for those students who master all 810 questions. Download this SPI study plan cheatsheet and start prepping now.

Free SPI Ultrasound Physics 4-Week Study Plan

Free SPI Ultrasound Physics 4-Week Study Plan
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  • Writer's pictureMichael Zaladonis

Updated: Feb 8

Preparing for the ARDMS Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) exam can be daunting, especially when time is not on your side. While we always recommend a comprehensive study period to grasp the complexities of ultrasound physics and instrumentation fully, we understand that sometimes, life doesn't afford us that luxury. That's where Prepry comes in, offering a lifeline to those in the final stretch of their preparation.

Why a 2-Week ARDMS SPI Exam Study Plan? 

Our 2-Week ARDMS SPI Exam Study Plan is designed for the ultimate condensed session – but with strategy and structure. We've distilled the vast syllabus into digestible daily goals, ensuring you cover the essential topics and practice rigorously to boost your exam readiness.

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Tailored Resources for Targeted Review

Dive into our comprehensive resources, including an SPI (ultrasound physics review course), and ultrasound registry review materials. These resources are crafted to make complex concepts understandable and manageable, even in a condensed study timeframe.

Practice Makes Perfect

Enhance your preparation with our SPI practice questions and SPI mock exams. These tools are crucial for understanding the exam format, question types, and time management strategies. Our ultrasound registry practice exams simulate the actual test environment, giving you the confidence needed to excel.

Study Smarter, Not Harder

With our SPI study schedule and SPI study course, you'll find a focused approach that prioritizes key topics and areas of difficulty. This ensures that your study time is used efficiently, maximizing your understanding and retention of critical information.

Expert Support at Your Fingertips

Our team of experts is here to support you every step of the way. From clarifying complex topics to providing motivational tips, we're dedicated to helping you cross the finish line with confidence.

Success Stories

Countless candidates have leveraged our resources to achieve their certification goals, even under tight time constraints. Their success stories testify to the effectiveness of our 2 Week ARDMS SPI Exam Study Plan.

Need longer study plans?

Take the First Step Today

Begin your journey to SPI exam success with Prepry. Download our 2-Week Study Plan and explore our suite of preparation tools. Your path to becoming a certified sonographer is just a click away.


While the ideal scenario involves a longer preparation period, our 2-week ARDMS SPI Exam Study Plan ensures you're as prepared as possible when time is short. Trust in our expertly designed resources and practice materials to guide you through your final preparation phase, boosting your confidence and readiness for the SPI exam.

Remember, with Prepry. You're never alone in your study journey. Let us help you excel and get over the finish line, even when the clock is ticking.

Free SPI Ultrasound Physics 2-Week Study Plan
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Updated: Feb 26, 2023

According to the ARDMS ® SPI exam statistics, in 2020, only 76% of applicants passed the SPI exam on their first try. Study hard, and try, try again.

Keep your cool, and don't freak out! We assure you that everything will be fine. No, it's going to be fantastic! Really! Because failing the ARDMS ® SPI exam is not the end of the world, you can still have a very successful sonography career. Perhaps failing two times is a big deal, but if you use Prepry's iOS or Android app, that's unlikely to be the case.

When you first hear the news, try to stay positive and breathe. Talk to a person you care about who can bring you back to center. Have some tacos or your favorite comfort food. It is beneficial to step back, relax and regroup!

You can register to retake the test after 3 days, but must wait 60 days before you can retake the ARDMS SPI Exam. The good news is that you only need to pass the ARDMS ® SPI exam once before you can sit to take Abdomen, Breast, OB/GYN, Pediatric Sonography and Vascular Technology exams, which Prepry can completely assist you with! Prepry is an ARDMS and Exam app that uses spaced repetition to help you learn with increased efficiency, leading to improved exam results. Prepry will help you review ARDMS ® SPI exam content (that will undoubtedly be on the test) in a completely memorable manner. It's also far more interesting and beneficial than sonography flashcards. Download a free trial today but keep reading for advice on recovering from the initial shock of failing the ARDMS ® SPI exam. We assure you that it is not as bad as you think!

Forgiveness and Acceptance

The first and most crucial step in recovery is accepting the score and forgiving yourself for not doing well. Failing is awful and disappointing, but if you tell yourself things like, "I'm too stupid to be a sonographer, I should just give up," you'll never make it in sonography or anywhere else. Positive thoughts such as, "It's okay!" I'll crush it the next time! It will go a long way. Accept what occurred at the testing facility, forgive yourself, promise to do better next time, and move on. You can devise a strategy to avoid a repeat scenario in round two of the ARDMS ® SPI exam. Our advice? Make use of Prepry! We are confident that our sonography registry review app, with its 2700+ questions and spaced repetition, is the best out there. Our app is also available for free download and use! You can get a second opportunity. Prepry can aid you in crushing the ARDMS ® SPI exam!

Examine the Situation and the Reasons for Your Failure on the ARDMS ® SPI Exam

The SPI examination evaluates the SPI knowledge and skills you must demonstrate as a sonography professional. The primary test result is a PASS or FAIL decision. In addition, you will receive a scaled score, ranging from 300 to 700. A scaled score of 555 is required to pass all ARDMS 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. To learn more, visit Notification of Results and Scoring. 

Examine your score report. This part may be painful, but the sooner you figure out what happened, the sooner you can return to studying (and the sooner you'll have your sonographer credentials). Examine the information you were given and conduct a self-analysis to determine why you failed the ARDMS ® SPI exam. Did you study ineffectively? Maybe you were close to passing in most areas, but you didn't study as much as you should have or took shortcuts. It happens. You don't need to beat yourself up or make excuses; instead, figure out why you failed the ARDMS ® SPI exam so you can pass the next time. Most of us struggle with identifying our own weaknesses, this is what is awesome about Prepry. We help you identifying your own weaknesses, overcome test anxiety, identify content knowledge deficits, and understand how to choose the most correct question on the ARDMS ® SPI exam.

Maintain your positive attitude and return to your studies.

Follow our study guides which will give you a clear path to passing. Prepry can help you study with spaced repetition that aid you in recalling up to 331% more information than flash cards or textbooks alone. Also, it is much better than sitting in an expensive seminar for 3 days, walking away feeling overwhelmed and more confused.

Prepry gives a game plan with obtainable goals to assess your abilities along the way. Furthermore, with our "spaced repetition" approach, Prepry will automatically deliver a quizzes tailored to you, so you can focus on your weaknesses. In order to eliminate the possibility of "failing the ARDMS ® SPI exam," you must identify and eliminate weak knowledge areas.

Choose the Big Day (Round 2)

You're ready for the big day now that you've recovered, self-assessed, and studied. Schedule that exam! Yes, paying all of your fees again stinks, but now that you've boosted your brain power with Prepry, we know you have everything you need to ace the ARDMS ® SPI exam, so don't be surprised if you do! And we promise that once you have the probe in your and the patient in front of you, no one will ever ask you how many tries it took to get there.

When you use Prepry, you can keep your spirits (and test scores) high! Prepry makes studying enjoyable, interesting, and convenient by keeping you entertained while you learn a lot more in a lot less time. Download Prepry now to see how simple it is to pass the ARDMS ® SPI exam. You can do it!

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