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Become a Certified EKG Technician

If you're interested in working in healthcare as an electrocardiography (EKG) technician, this 100% online course can help you get ready! You'll learn how to apply, monitor, and measure EKG tests, and after you finish the course, you can choose to take a certification exam.

Here's why you might want to consider this career: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the demand for EKG technicians will grow by 24% by 2029, which is faster than many other jobs.

When it comes to pay, EKG technicians make a median annual salary of $56,850, and some earn over $93,000 each year.

Become a Certified EKG Technician


Delivery Method
100% Online
Contact Information
Joe Crespo
ed2go Online Courses
1519 Clearlake Road, Bldg. 25
Cocoa, FL 32922 

In this course, you'll:


To enroll in this online course, you'll need one of the following: a high school diploma, a GED®, or an equivalent qualification; an entrance test; or prior healthcare experience. To be eligible for the certification exam, you must have a high school diploma or an equivalent qualification. Before registering, please make sure to check your state's specific requirements.

Program Curriculum

Some of the topics covered in this training include:

  • Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
  • Infection Control
  • Communication and Legal Issues in Healthcare
  • History of EKG
  • EKG Introduction
  • EKG Interpretation
  • EKG Application Theory
  • EKG Application Procedure


Jacqueline Garcia is a Certified Post-Secondary Professional Instructor (CPPI) specializing in patient care education. Beyond actively training future patient care technicians, she develops academic content and curricula for a number of programs.

Course Registration

This self-paced course costs only $1,995 and is available 100% online through our curriculum partner ed2go. You can start at any time!


Certified EKG Technician FAQs

What does an EKG technician do?

EKG technicians play a crucial role in healthcare teams. They are responsible for conducting cardiovascular tests, such as checking vital signs, responding quickly in emergencies, using EKG machines, and recognizing heart rhythms. Their work is essential in healthcare settings.

Do EKG technicians require certification?

More than 80% of employers looking for EKG technicians ask for certification. When you finish this EKG Technician training course, you'll be well-prepared to take one of two national certification exams. You can decide to go for AECA's provisional Certified EKG Technician Specialist (CETS) exam or the NHA's Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam.

What job titles are associated with EKG technicians?

According to the National Healthcareer Association, some common titles for EKG technicians include:

  • Monitor Technician
  • Telemetry Technician
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
What skills are important for EKG technicians?

EKG technicians must accurately read, monitor, and report EKG tests. They also need to communicate effectively with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, operate electrocardiography equipment, interpret data, perform calculations, and empathize with patients, understanding the challenges and stress they may face.

Additional Continuing Education Courses

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