Certification in Obstetrical and Gynaecological Ultrasound (COGU)
The Certification in Obstetrical and Gynaecological Ultrasound (COGU) will equip you with the expert knowledge and skill to perform all aspects of ultrasound diagnosis relating to obstetrics and gynaecology.
Obstetrical and gynaecological ultrasound is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynaecology.
Obstetrical and gynaecological ultrasound subspecialists are specialists in obstetrics and gynaecology, awarded the FRANZCOG, who are trained and assessed as being competent in all aspects of ultrasound diagnosis relating to obstetrics and gynaecology, including ultrasound guided interventional diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
An obstetrical and gynaecological ultrasound subspecialist must spend at least 66% of his/her clinical time working in obstetrical and gynaecological diagnostic ultrasound practice.
It is desirable but not mandatory that the trainee works part of this time in a ‘tertiary care’ institution where the ultrasound department provides a comprehensive diagnostic service to general obstetrics and gynaecology and to the subspecialties.
Training documents and resources
Please click through the training and assessment requirements below for specific forms and documentation, as well as general guides and resources.
Apply for Prospective Approval (PA)
Each year, you must apply for Prospective Approval of your training program, including clinical and research experience, at least eight weeks before you intend to commence training.
How to apply
Changes to approved training
If you wish to make changes to your current approved prospective approval form, you must submit a new prospective approval document to your Training Program Coordinator for approval by the relevant Committee Chair.
Please submit this document prior to commencement of subspecialty training with the Year 1 prospective approval application.
Post-Year 3 training
Annual Registration and Statement of Understanding (SoU)
Please follow the steps below to submit your Post-Year 3 training registration form.
Click the ‘apply’ button below to complete the combined Subspecialty Post-Year 3 Registration and Statement of Understanding (SoU) online form.
Press the ‘submit’ button within the form.
Pay the Post-Year 3 annual training fee by 31st January (or as otherwise advised if you’re commencing training in August).
Post-Year 3 progress reports
During Post-Year 3 training, you must submit a progress report every six months post-clinical training, and thereafter every six months, until all requirements are completed, and you are eligible to apply for certification.
Please follow the link below to download the progress report form.
As a starting point, please contact your COGU Training Program Coordinator.
Other useful contacts include: