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LA Skills Academy EKG

Certification Training


Certified EKG technician is an invaluable part of the medical field as more hospitals and healthcare facilities are eager to fill open positions with skilled, certified personnel.

At LA Skills Academy, our EKG certifcation courses provide you with all of the comprehensive training to prepare you for taking the national certification exam. Through our program, you will gain the required skills to earn your certificate and empower you to embark on a long and rewarding career in the healthcare industry, providing an essential service that ensures the best possible health outcomes for patients.

What Does the EKG Technician Training Course Offer?

When you enroll in one of our EKG certification training courses, you will gain the skills needed to become one of the most vital members of a healthcare team.

Learning how to administer EKG's puts you in an important position to provide essential healthcare to patients who require various cardiovascular tests to diagnose and treat heart-related illnesses and conditions.

The following are just some of the critical skills you will learn as you prepare to earn your EKG technician certification at LA Skills Academy:

  • Proper use of electrocardiography equipment

  • How to measure electrocardiography tests

  • How to report EKG tests precisely

  • Performing rapid response procedures

  • Measuring basic vital signs

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Course Objectives

The main purpose of our EKG certification training program is to prepare you for taking the National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) Certified EKG Technician CET Exam.

During the course of the program, our team of instructors will train you in the specific requirements for becoming an EKG tech by teaching you the fundamentals.

Interaction with Patients

Communication is a vital skill for all care providers and EKG technicians are no different. They need to be able to understand the patient's medical history, clearly explain the EKG procedure to the patient, monitor the patient's condition, and communicate any changes in the condition to doctors. Interacting with patients is a basic skill for all providers in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.​

Preparation and Administration of EKG Tests

The techniques for proper lead placement and expert operation of an EKG machine ensure that tests are performed with the highest levels of accuracy. Technicians must also have the knowledge and expertise to recognize when a machine is not working properly and know how to implement the necessary steps to fix the problem so test reports are always free from errors due to malfunctioning equipment.​

Data Analysis and Assessment

An EKG technician is not only tasked with conducting various cardiovascular tests, he or she must also have the requisite knowledge to correctly read and interpret the results of those tests to determine if the patient has a serious heart condition. EKG technicians work closely with doctors to make diagnoses to preserve patient health and wellness. In order to reach the correct diagnosis and determine the appropriate treatment options, it's up to the EKG tech to assess the data with complete accuracy.

Hands-on Training

Students are given the opportunity to perform a variety of live EKG tests and gain real world experience by taking part in the many roles and duties that EKG technicians are expected to carry out. Every participant will measure electrocardiography tests, calculate data, and interact with instructors to simulate the patient/caregiver interaction. This gives students the opportunity to gain more confidence in performing these tasks and using common medical terminology.

Certified EKG Technician 

Frequently Asked Questions

For those considering a career in the booming healthcare industry, the job outlook for EKG technicians is bright and earning an EKG national certification with LA Skills Academy can help with job placement in a rewarding and exciting workplace.

  • Where can I find the registration files and where do I submit them?
    You may find the registration forms at
  • When are the registration files due?
    The dates are specific to the CNA program/class but here is a basic timeline of when you would be expected to submit the forms: Background Authorization: Due immediately after enrolling Physical/TB Forms: Due by orientation date Registration Forms/Enrollment Agreement: Due immediately after enrolling. You may complete all the forms online. Go to your account > Registration or
  • I submitted the files, but don't know if they went thorough"
    Once you submit a form/file, there should be a green success message that pops up by the submit button. You will also get an automated email confirming that you submit that file. If you did not receive an email, you may email to confirm that we received your files. Or chat with us on the right lower corner of your phone or screen.
  • I do not have a scanner, how do I submit the signed documents?"
    You may complete the digital form under TB, Physica, physical exam forms, covid vaccine records, flu shot records, and other medical documents should be emailed to
  • How long is CNA training?
    CNA training includes 60 hours of classroom/online theory lecture and 100 hours of supervised hands-on clinical experience at a local Skilled Nursing Facility. After successfully completing our CNA courses and passing the California Nurse Assistant State Exam, you will receive your nursing assistant certificate. Approximate time frame from start to finish: FastTrack - 1 month Part-Time Evenings - 2 months Part-Time Weekend - 3 Months
  • When are physical exams and TB tests due?
    Physical exams and TB tests for our Nursing Assistant Training (CNA Program) are due by your orientation date. If you are waiting for results and can not submit by orientation, you may submit the paperwork by the first day of class. Any other extension are provided on a case by case basis. Please call the office to discuss your options.
  • Where can I get a physical exam and TB test?
    You can get them from your primary care physician or from urgent care clinics close to you. Please be sure to print our forms and take these forms to your doctor/ clinic. Download the blank physical exam form here Here are some of the Urgent Care Clinics you can go to in the Long Beach and Valley area at a reasonable cost. You may get your physical TB test and/or Chest X-ray in these locations. WellnessMart Laboratory Testing Available in LA County, Orange County, San Bernardino County and many more locations. Open • Closes 6:30 PM Hours or services may vary Minute Clinic by CVS West Oaks Urgent Care Center20181 Saticoy StWinnetka, CA 91306 (818) 709-5700 Open • Closes 6:00 PM Hours or services may vary
  • How often would I need to get COVID tested?
    A COVID test must be taken every week and we must have a record of your results for every week you are in clinical. *Covid results must display your fullname and the result. *A negative COVID test is a requirement to attend and to continue attending the clinical. Covid results must be printed and handed to your instuctor before entering the clinical site. Individuals with no negative covid test on-hand will be sent home and will need to make up the day. Covid test collection must be within 72 hours of the clinical day. Some facilities require twice per week testing- your instructor will inform you on any special requirement of the clinical site.
  • Where can I get a COVID Test?
    To ensure quick results, we reccomend the following places: LA County LA COUNTY: ORANGE COUNTY: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Walk in and appointments available. *You may choose "healthcare worker" if asked. CVS FREE TESTING *For uninsured individuals: Please try the option: Healthcare professional or exposed to get the testing for free. Second-bio Lab @ LASA - Santa Fe Springs We also have a specimen drop off at our Santa Fe Springs location. Insured students are free. You may swab and register yourself and drop off the sample at the drop box by room 101. Pick up on Tuesdays and Fridays 2pm. 24 hours turn around. For support please call (626)-537-1352 or e-mail us at
  • Do you have payment plans available?
    Yes, we have payment plans available. Refer to
  • How much is the CNA Training program?
    Our NAT tuition is $1800 and includes: 160 hours of lecture and training NAT Textbook by American Red Cross Live Scan Fingerprinting Practice Tests Education and Career Counseling Job Fair / Job Assistance Online Support *Payment Plans available.
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