Earn a EKG Technician Certification

Graduates of the EKG Technician program are prepared to sit for the EKG Certification (CET) exam facilitated by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).


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12 Weeks

Program Length


Average Starting Salary


Issuing Authority

What does it mean to earn your Certification as a EKG Technician?

Through the EKG Technician Program, you are eligible for the EKG Technician (CET) Certification. Certification candidates must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

Upon completion of this program, students wishing to sit for the Certified EKG Technician exam will be required to complete a minimum of 10 EKGs on a live person. Greensboro College cannot guarantee a site to complete this clinical requirement, so only students employed in a healthcare facility or those that take full responsibility for meeting their clinical requirements will be admitted to the program.

The CET certification ensures that you are ready to excel as an EKG Technician.

EKG Technician Outcomes

This certification ensures individuals can:

  • Explain procedures to patients
  • Monitor blood pressure and positioning of patients
  • Assist cardiologists with performing stress testing
  • Prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring and stress tests
  • Utilize electrocardiography equipment and supplies
  • Safely perform patient care and monitoring
  • Understand cardiac diagnostic tests including, electrocardiograms, Holter monitors and stress tests
  • Identify cardiac rhythms, arrhythmias and artifacts with appropriate responses and report to physicians

Overview of the Issuing Authority

The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is one of the largest allied health certification providers in the nation. Since 1989, it has awarded over one million certifications and is validated and nationally recognized as providing students with the required level of knowledge to succeed in their chosen careers.

Why Greensboro?

Greensboro College provides the highest quality training in order to best serve students and surrounding communities. Our specialized career training programs provide up-to-date and in-demand skills preparation and certification, ensuring that everyone who completes our programs is of the highest caliber.

Select the right training program for your goals

EKG Technician

Our comprehensive online EKG Technician program will prepare you to test and provide patient care for a variety of cardiovascular issues.

Meet Your Workforce Training Specialist

Kelly is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Kelly to learn more about the program, Greensboro College and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

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