EKG Program FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a collection of frequently asked questions and answers about our EKG Monitor Technician program. You are more than welcome to call us at 818.766.1111 or send us an email if you can’t find an answer to your question.

What is an EKG Monitor Technician?

EKG rhythms provide important data for the diagnosis of heart conditions. As a Certified EKG Monitor Technician (CET), they have the credentials nearly all healthcare employers require to perform the critical tasks of administering EKGs, as well as Holter monitoring and stress testing. These tests can be performed during physical exams, when cardiovascular problems are suspected, or in preparation for surgery.

What does the EKG Monitor Technician Training Course entail?

It is designed specifically for individuals interested in becoming a certified EKG technician and for those enhancing their career in health care industry in general. As an EKG Technician, it is essential to have a comprehensive knowledge on electrocardiography, which will lead to efficient operation and maintenance of cardiograph machines used for monitoring heart muscles’ contractions.

The EKG Technician course is a Board of Registered Nurse (BRN), BVNPT, NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing) and NHA (National Healthcareer Association) approved 50-hour program completed over 6 days. The course will prepare you to take the NHA or NCCT national EKG certification examination

What does the California State certification exam entail?

When you complete your training, you will take the National certification exam. The exam is administered by an independent testing organization authorized by either NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing) or NHA (National Healthcareer Association). Critical Care Training Center is an authorized testing site for both organizations, so you can schedule your National Certification Exam with us as well.

CET Certification Exam is a 100 multiple-choice questions, 20 pretest questions to be completed in 2 hours

Upon receiving EKG Monitor technician certification, can I work in another State?

Yes, since both the NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing) and NHA (National Healthcareer Association) are nationally accrediting bodies, becoming EKG Certified Monitor Technician with any of this organizations will allow you to work in any other state.

How do I qualify to attend EKG Monitor technician Program?

A high school diploma or GED is required to take this course.

What is the outcome upon my successful completion of the program?

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to understand the cardiovascular physiology, character of the EKG technician, relevant medical terminology, as well as cardiac cycle and electrical conduction system; prepare for a 12-lead EKG, analyze and interpret the EKG and review sinus rhythms; place, troubleshoot and interpret the 12-lead EKG, as well as obtain knowledge on function of the EKG department in a variety of settings.

How much does the EKG Monitor Technician program cost?


How long does it take to complete the EKG Monitor Technician program?

6 days completed either over week-days consecutively or over three week-ends.

How do I reserve my seat?

To reserve your seat, you can either call 818.766.1111 or Register Online

Is there financial assistance for the EKG Monitor Technician program?

Yes, Critical Care Training Center offers payment plan for EKG Monitor Technician Course. Please contact Critical Care Training Center team for more information.

Are there any job placement opportunities?

Our partner-hospitals share their EKG Monitor Technician-related vacancies, which in their turn are shared among our students and alumni’s, giving them an opportunity to apply and get hired.

How much does an EKG Monitor Technician make?

Average median pay for EKG Monitor Technicians in California is $64,445.

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