EKG Certification Portland, Maine
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 a training school. Portland, Maine is house to many state approved 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 Portland, the typical class will have 10-30 students.
Questions For Programs in Portland
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 your completion of an EKG training class, you will have 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 attempt the national certification examination for individuals who’ve acquired no experience in the field.
Getting Certified In EKG In Portland, Maine
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 certification exam, you should prepare by reviewing study materials provided to you by the certification agency. Every agency has breakdown materials based on their certification exams. Be positive to study every day for at least one hour until you are confident in your knowledge. Taking practice exams can greatly buildup your chances of passing the final exam. ASET provides full study 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, 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 be required to renew their CET Certification after two years. An EKG Tech should start the process at least 30 days prior to the week their certification expires. This will allow the technician acceptable time to complete their continuing education hours and attempt their renewal assessment. You will not have to go register to an EKG course or attend a class to renew your certification.
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