Certified Electrocardiogram Technician (CPT)

ECG Technicians are one of the first people to assist patients experiencing cardiac symptoms. As a Certified ECG Technician (CET,) you will operate machines that record the electrical activity of a patient’s heart.

ECG rhythms provide important data for the diagnosis of heart conditions.  ECG Technicians are a critical part of the patient care team found in physician offices, emergency rooms and hospital-based cardiology clinics.

As a CET, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Set up and administer EKGs, stress tests
  • Prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring
  • Edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis
  • Schedule appointments
  • Transcribe physicians' interpretations

Benefits to obtaining an EKG Technician Certification may include: more job opportunities, an increased pay scale, job security, and increased subject matter expertise.

This course will help you to prepare to take the CET Certification Exam. The CET Technician Certification program (CET) is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues CET certifications through National Healthcareer Association. www.nhanow.com

Prerequisites:  High school diploma or equivalency, HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test) or GED® (General Educational Development) Exam. Purchase of student-rate, HPSO liability insurance. www.hpso.com

Textbook: Ellis, K. (2011). EKG Plain and Simple (3rd edition).  ISBN# 978-0132377294

Cost: $550 – 40 classroom hours includes hands-on testing instruction
Cost includes textbook, study guide, practice tests and certification exam fee.

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