Monitor Tech Certification

Accredited, self-paced, online course

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What is a monitor technician?

A Monitor Technician observes the heartbeats and electrocardiograms (EKG) of patients in intensive care units or ICUs. They typically work in hospitals and sit at computers outside of patients’ rooms to perform their job.

It can be confusing what a "Monitor Technician" is because hospitals will also use the job titles Telemetry Technician, Cardiac Monitor Technician, 12-Lead EKG Tech and more. The fact that nurses and nurse assistants are adding this becoming certified adds even more titles to the mix.

We provide the skills you need to work in any of these roles and break the learning into two separate courses, titled Arrhythmia interpretation and 12-lead ECG.

Arrhythmia interpretation
  • Anatomy and physiology of the heart
  • What is the ECG?
  • Rhythms / sinus node
  • Rhythms / atria
  • Rhythms / ventricles
  • Junctional arrhythmias / heart blocks
12-Lead ECG
  • Introduction to ECG
  • Configuring the axis
  • Lead placement
  • Ischemia
  • Heart injuries
  • Infarctions

In general, if you will be placing the leads on the patients, or using a 12-Lead ECG, you will be learning those skills in the second course.

Receive 10% off by purchasing both courses for a total of $540.

This is a job skill enhancement course with no prerequisites to prepare you to add the skill set of arrhythmia interpretation and 12-lead EKG to your repetoire. You will be prepared to apply these skills in a hospital setting. The course is all inclusive with study materials, online examination, and certification accepted in all 50 states and across Canada.

Full course can be printed out to study at home

Free provider card after the completion of course.

Course format All inclusive all inclusive

All our courses include everything you need to monitor patient's EKG readings:

  • Course study materials
  • 24/7 online access to course with computer or iPad
  • Multiple choice certification examination
  • Certification card (to work in a hospital)
  • Access to experts for any questions

This course is taken completely using your computer and can also be printed out. Together, both courses are roughly equivalent to one semester in community college. You can complete the course at your own speed and most people do the whole course in 2–4 weeks. When you are done you will receive a certification from us which is accepted nationally in the US and Canada. Although optional, you are also welcome to sit for the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician (CRAT) examination.

Other questions

We are accredited for Category 1 credit by the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Yes, the learning materials and exam are all online, although you can print it out. This format works very well for this course because the main skill you are learning is to recognize patterns on rhythm. You will have plenty of access to rhythms in this course, versus a classroom where you must learn at the same speed as everyone else. There are different models of ECG machines, however the basic configuration is same and you will learn this in our course.

Yes, you can pay for the first module separately and then pay for and complete the second one at a later time. This effectively spreads your payment into two installments with payment on your own schedule. In this scenario, the total cost is $300 for the first module and $270 for the second module. You receive the discounted price on the second module by logging in and then purchasing while logged in to receive the returning customer discount. To enroll for just the first "Arrhythmia Interpretation" module, see our signup form.

Yes, if you complete both our courses, you will be eligible to sit for the Cardiovascular Credentialing International CCT exam.

No. State boards exists for nurses, physicians, real estate agents and other professions. But there is no state board exam for Monitor Techs.

We will send you detail of any missed questions and you can take the exam a total of 3 times.

We also provide stress test and Holter monitor training.

Please call us toll-free number at 1-844-477-02191-844-477-0219 or email to Staff members are available to assist you Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm PST.

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This page is last reviewed and updated by on Apr 5, 2020.