EKG Certification Normal, Illinois
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 enroll in a training class. Normal, Illinois is house to many state qualified 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 Normal, the typical class will have 10-30 students.
Questions For Programs in Normal
Ask the following questions:
- Is the EKG training program approved by the state?
- How many hours is the EKG training program?
- Where are the clinical hours of the program completed?
- Does the EKG training program include the certification exam?
- 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 school 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 successful completion of an EKG training school, you will earn a Certificate of Completion. Your Certificate of Completion does not make you ‘Certified’. This is a totally common misunderstanding. A Certificate of Completion is used as proof of successful completion of an EKG training school and is required to sit for the national certification test for individuals who have no experience in the field.
Getting Certified In EKG In Normal, Illinois
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
Preparing to take the Certification Exam
Once you have registered to take the competency exam, you should prepare by reviewing examination materials provided to you by the credentialing agency. Every agency has breakdown materials based on their competency exams. Be positive to study every day for at least one hour until you feel confident in your knowledge. Taking practice exams can greatly increase your chances of passing the certification 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 inputted in the national registry and a digital copy of your certification is stored in your account. Your digital copy, side by side your ASET transcripts, should be downloaded and printed for use as proof of certification.
Starting Your Medical Career in EKG
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 have to renew their CET Certification every two years. An EKG Tech should begin the process at least 30 days prior to the day their credentials expires. This will allow the technician ample time to complete their continuing education hours and attempt their renewal assessment. You will not have to go back to a training program or attend a class to renew your certification.
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