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Online EKG Technician Certificate Course

EKG Technicians assist physicians and doctors in diagnosing potential diseases, heart conditions and irregularities, which can save a multitude of lives every year. They work at doctor’s offices, hospitals, medical diagnostic labs, outpatient care centers and other healthcare facilities.



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Online EKG Technician school training Certificate


The USCI EKG Technician program is offered fully online and does not include the live skills practice (experience) opportunities required to obtain certification as an EKG Technician. Most employers require certification and lack of certification will impact your employment opportunities and earnings. Students are responsible for researching certification and/or licensure requirements and for securing appropriate experience opportunities.

EKG Technician graduates may sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam via the NHA’s Pre-Externship Route; however, graduates will need hands-on experience completing a minimum of 10 EKGs on live individuals, following completion of the program, to receive certification. This experience is not included in the program. Graduates must complete this experience within 90 days of passing the CET exam and are responsible for securing their own experience site. Students must contact local clinics, hospitals or doctor’s offices to seek out live experience opportunities.

NHA publishes application and eligibility criteria for the CET exam, students are encouraged to review this information in detail.

Included with our course, we cover the cost of your CET certification exam fees – a $200 value!†

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.

IMPORTANT State Licensing Requirements: Click here for more information.

USCI Career Coach Program

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After completing your certificate course, our Career Coach Program is an included benefit that will give you one-on-one access to a Career Coach Advisor. Our course and Career Coach Program can prepare you with the skills needed to help you start your new career. Read about the program's requirements and guidelines in the Career Coach Program Outline.

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the internet at Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Pay and Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Job Outlook (visited September 26, 2023). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
†Provided in the form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt issued by NHA, has successfully completed the course and has paid tuition in full. Reimbursement is for up to $200 towards the cost of the CET Certification Exam, practice test and study materials.
PLEASE NOTE: prior to testing, you are required to provide documentation to the NHA that you have performed 10 EKGs on live individuals. You are responsible for gaining this experience, USCI will not provide this training.