EKG Certification Las Cruces, New Mexico

EKG Technicians play a key role in the medical field.

EKG Technicians play a key role in the medical field. Their main responsibility is to attach patients to a monitor that provides readings of the heart. Here we will outline the entire process of becoming a Certified EKG Technician (CET).

EKG Technician Training

The first step to your career as a Certified EKG Technician (CET) is to attend a training course. Las Cruces, New Mexico is home to many state recognized EKG training programs that will prepare students for an EKG Technician career. An EKG training program is generally between 40-80 in class hours and 20-40 clinical hours. In Las Cruces, the typical class will have 10-30 students.

Questions For Programs in Las Cruces

Be diligent when searching for a EKG training course. There are thousands of programs across the country but not all of them provide critical training required to enter the workforce. There are many training programs that unfortunately do not have any resources for students to complete hands-on-training. This the way students get their hands on experience performing EKGs on a live person. Without this, you will not meet the requirements to apply to be certified after completing the training.

Ask the following questions:

  1. Is the EKG training program approved by the state?
  2. How many hours is the EKG training program?
  3. Where are the clinical hours of the program completed?
  4. Does the EKG training program include the certification exam?
  5. What agency do students take the exam with?

If you are planning to attend a EKG training program and would like an ASET adviser to double check that the program is legit, contact us today.

The general requirements to attend a EKG training class include the following:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Over The Age Of 18
  • Clean Background Check (No Felonies)
  • Negative Hepatitis Test
  • Negative TB Test
  • Immunization Records

Upon gainful completion of an EKG training course, you will earn a Certificate of Completion. Your Certificate of Completion does not make you ‘Certified’. This is a enormously common misunderstanding. A Certificate of Completion is used as proof of your completion of an EKG training class and is required to take the national certification examination for individuals who’ve acquired no experience in the field.

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Getting Certified In EKG In Las Cruces, New Mexico

To get certified, an EKG Technician must have their competency put to the test by a third party certification agency, like ASET. Once certified, an EKG Tech will need to renew their certification every two years by completing Continuing Education. This can be achieved through at the job workshops or online education units.

 

There are many certification agencies that EKG Techs can choose to become certified with. The cost to become ASET Certified is $150.00 and includes your full study guide, unlimited practice exams, three final certification exam attempts and a professional resume revision. The entire process can be completed online in the ASET learning management system.

The prerequisites to take the certification exam with most agencies include the following:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Completion of an EKG Training Program OR 1 Year of On-The-Job Experience in the Past 3 Years
  • 10 Successful EKGs
 
Click to learn more about becoming a Certified EKG Technician (CET).

Preparing to take the Certification Exam

Once you have registered to attempt the certification exam, you should prepare by reviewing related materials provided to you by the credentialing agency. Every agency has examination materials based on their certification exams. Be positive to study each day for at least one hour until you are very confident in your knowledge. Taking practice exams can greatly increase your chances of passing the official exam. ASET provides full breakdown materials, unlimited practice exams and three chances to attempt the national certification exam.

 

 

After you have passed the final exam, your credentials are rapidly inputted in the national registry and a digital copy of your national certification is made available in your account. Your digital copy, along with your ASET transcripts, should be downloaded and printed for use as proof of certification.

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Program Includes:
Study Materials  Unlimited Practice Exams  3 Final Exam Attempts
Program Includes:
  • Study Materials
  • Unlimited Practice Exams
  • 3 Final Exam Attempts


Starting Your Medical Career in EKG

Now that you’re a Certified EKG Technician (CET), you’re ready to begin your medical career in Las Cruces, New Mexico. EKG is a good field to enter the medical workplace and is a starting place for many nurses, nurse aide, medical assistants and medical laboratory technicians. EKG Techs can expect to be on the job for a typical 40 hour long week and earn an average annual salary of $59,000. This salary is the national average and does differentiate from region to state.

EKG job duties include:

  • Evaluating a patient and explaining procedures
  • Verify patients identity
  • Performing EKG
  • Point of care testing
  • Preparing test results for the doctor
  • Maintaining your area and equipment

ASET works with multiple staffing agencies to help our members find a career in the EKG field. Click here for more information on job placement assistance by ASET. 

Renewing Your Certification

Certified EKG Technicians will be required to renew their CET Certification after two years. An EKG Tech should start the process at least 30 days prior to the day their certification expires. This will allow the technician sufficient time to complete their continuing education hours and take their renewal assessment. You will not have to go register to an EKG course or attend a class to renew your certification.


The renewal process can be completed entirely online in the ASET learning management system. The cost to renew your credentials for the new two year is $150.00. Renewing ensures your employer that you are dedicated to updating your knowledge in the field of EKG.
 

Click to learn more about Renewing You CET Certification.

Certified EKG Instructor In Las Cruces, New Mexico

A Certified EKG Instructor (CEI) is a highly capable EKG Technician with greater than 5 years of experience in the field. EKG Instructors can instruct for or own their own school. They’re needed for ensuring that students in their class are retaining the information provided by their curriculum. Every class in Las Cruces, New Mexico should tell their students details about the instructors background and credentials.
If an EKG Technician meets the requirements and wishes to become a Certified EKG Instructor (CEI) they can undergo the entire process online. If you would like to speak with someone regarding the process, contact us today.
 

Click to learn more about becoming a Certified EKG Instructor (CEI).

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