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LA Skills Academy EKG Certification Training Programs in Encino

A certified EKG technician plays a crucial role in healthcare, with an increasing demand in hospitals and medical centers seeking qualified and certified professionals.

At Encino Skills Academy, we offer EKG certification courses that are thoughtfully designed to equip you comprehensively for the national certification exam. Our program is meticulously tailored to instill the necessary skills for certification, setting you on a path to a fulfilling and lasting career in healthcare. By joining our program, you are empowered to deliver critical services that contribute to optimal patient health outcomes.

What Does the EKG Technician Training Course Offer?

By joining our EKG certification training courses, you'll acquire essential skills that will position you as a critical player within the healthcare industry.

Acquiring the expertise to conduct electrocardiograms (EKGs) places you at the forefront of delivering critical cardiovascular diagnostics and treatments for patients grappling with heart-related ailments.

At Encino Skills Academy, our EKG Technician Certification Program equips you with essential competencies that are cornerstone to this specialist field. Our comprehensive curriculum ensures that you will master:

  • The adept operation of electrocardiography apparatus,

  • Accurate administering and interpretation of electrocardiograms,

  • Detailed and precise reporting of EKG outcomes,

  • Execution of critical rapid response protocols,

  • Assessment of fundamental vital sign indicators.

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Course Objectives

Our EKG Certification Training Program is expertly designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully pass the National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) Certified EKG Technician (CET) Exam.

Throughout the program, our experienced instructors will guide you through the essential skills necessary to excel as an EKG technician, focusing on the foundational knowledge critical to your success in the field.

Interaction with Patients

Effective communication is an essential skill across all healthcare professions, and EKG technicians stand as no exception. They bear the responsibility to meticulously gather a patient's medical history, articulate the EKG process comprehensively to the patient, vigilantly observe any shifts in the patient’s condition, and promptly relay such changes to physicians. Engaging with patients is a fundamental competency expected of all healthcare providers in hospitals and similar medical settings.

Preparation and Administration of EKG Tests

Mastering the correct techniques for lead placement and adept operation of an EKG machine is fundamental to achieving precise test results. It's essential that technicians possess a deep understanding and skill set to identify malfunctions in the machine promptly. Furthermore, they should be equipped with the know-how to rectify any issues swiftly, ensuring that the test reports remain error-free and not compromised by faulty equipment.

Data Analysis and Assessment

An EKG (Electrocardiogram) technician plays a critical role in heart health diagnostics, not only performing various cardiovascular tests but also possessing the necessary expertise to accurately analyze and interpret the outcomes. These specialists collaborate closely with physicians, providing key insights that contribute to diagnoses aimed at safeguarding patient well-being. Precision in evaluating EKG data is imperative for EKG techs, as this informs the subsequent steps in tailoring suitable treatment strategies.

Hands-on Training

Participants in our program are presented with a valuable chance to engage in numerous live EKG assessments, providing them with practical experience reflective of an EKG technician's responsibilities. Each trainee will not only administer electrocardiography evaluations but also interpret results and partake in role-playing exercises with instructors to mimic real patient-caregiver interactions. Such hands-on training is designed to bolster the learner's confidence in executing these vital tests and effectively applying medical terminology typical to consultations.

Certified EKG Technician 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you're contemplating a future in the expanding healthcare sector, becoming an EKG technician presents a promising opportunity. Earning your national EKG certification through LA Skills Academy can significantly enhance your job prospects, allowing you to thrive in a fulfilling and dynamic work environment.

  • 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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