EKG Certification San Marcos, Texas

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 program. San Marcos, Texas is home to many state endorsed EKG training programs that will prepare students for an EKG Technician career. An EKG training program is generally compiled of 40-80 in class hours and 20-40 clinical hours. In San Marcos, the typical class will have 10-30 students.

Questions For Programs in San Marcos

Be hardworking when searching for a EKG training program. There are thousands of programs across the country but not 100% of them provide vital 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 where 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 course 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 program, 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 your successful completion of an EKG training course and is required to register for the national certification examination for individuals with no experience in the field.

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Getting Certified In EKG In San Marcos, Texas

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 have to renew their certification every two years by completing Continuing Education. This can be done through on 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 study materials provided to you by the credentialing agency. Every agency has testing materials based on their competency exams. Be sure 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 certification exam. ASET provides full review materials, unlimited practice exams and three chances to attempt the final certification exam.

 

 

After you have passed the certification exam, your credentials are quickly inputted in the national registry and a digital copy of your certification is provided in your account. Your digital copy, paired 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 start your medical career in San Marcos, Texas. EKG is a great 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 work a typical 40 hour work week and earn an average annual salary of $59,000. This salary is the national average and does vary from county 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 have to renew their CET Certification after two years. An EKG Tech should begin the process at least 30 days prior to the week their credentials expires. This will allow the technician ample time to complete their continuing education hours and attempt their renewal assessment. You will not need to go register to a training program or attend a class to renew your certification.


The renewal process can be completed from start to finish online in the ASET learning management system. The cost to renew your certification for the following two year period 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 San Marcos, Texas

A Certified EKG Instructor (CEI) is a highly bright EKG Technician with more than 5 years of experience in the field. EKG Instructors can work for or own their own school. They’re needed for ensuring that students in their class are retaining the instruction provided by their curriculum. Every class in San Marcos, Texas should provide 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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