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LA Skills Academy EKG Certification Training Programs in Long Beach

Certified EKG technicians play a crucial role in today's healthcare landscape, with a growing demand in hospitals and medical facilities for competent, credentialed staff.

At Long Beach Skills Academy, our comprehensive EKG certification courses are meticulously designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the national certification exam. Our curriculum not only prepares you for this milestone but also sets you on a path toward a fulfilling and enduring career in healthcare. By enrolling in our program, you will develop the expertise to become an integral contributor to patient care, ensuring optimal health outcomes through your specialized service.

What Does the EKG Technician Training Course Offer?

By signing up for our comprehensive EKG certification course, you will acquire essential skills that will position you as an invaluable part of any medical team.

Gaining proficiency in administering electrocardiograms (EKGs) places you at the forefront of delivering critical healthcare services. Your expertise enables you to conduct vital cardiovascular assessments crucial for diagnosing and managing heart illnesses and conditions.

At Long Beach Skills Academy, acquiring your EKG Technician Certification opens the door to mastering essential competencies in the field. Here's what you will learn:

  • Mastery of electrocardiography equipment and its accurate operation.

  • Techniques for conducting and measuring EKG tests with precision.

  • Detailed and precise reporting of EKG test results.

  • Execution of emergency response procedures with efficiency.

  • Assessment of fundamental vital signs.

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Course Objectives

Our EKG certification training program is diligently crafted to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills for successfully passing the National Healthcareer Association's Certified EKG Technician (CET) Exam.

Throughout the duration of this program, you will receive training from our knowledgeable faculty on the essential criteria necessary to excel as an EKG technician, beginning with the core principles.

Interaction with Patients

Effective communication is essential for healthcare professionals, and EKG technicians are no exception. They must possess the ability to comprehensively grasp a patient's medical history and convey the details of an EKG test with clarity to ensure the patient’s comfort and understanding. Continuously monitoring the patient’s status and relaying any significant shifts to physicians is a critical responsibility. Interpersonal interactions are fundamental competencies expected of all healthcare providers working within hospitals and other medical establishments.

Preparation and Administration of EKG Tests

Mastering the correct procedures for lead attachment and proficient use of an EKG machine is essential for maintaining optimal test precision. It is equally important for technicians to possess the proficiency to identify malfunctions promptly and execute appropriate corrective actions, ensuring that test outcomes remain undisturbed by faulty equipment.

Data Analysis and Assessment

An EKG technician bears the critical responsibility of not just administering various cardiovascular assessments but also possesses the essential expertise to accurately analyze and decipher the outcomes. These assessments are crucial in detecting any potential heart issues. They collaborate in partnership with physicians, playing a pivotal role in identifying health concerns, thereby safeguarding patient well-being. Accurate interpretation of test data by the EKG technician is vital for arriving at an informed diagnosis and establishing suitable treatment plans.

Hands-on Training

Participants in our program receive hands-on experience in conducting live electrocardiogram (EKG) tests, immersing themselves in the myriad responsibilities typical of EKG technicians. Each student will administer EKG tests, analyze the results, and engage with instructors in realistic patient-caregiver scenarios. This interactive approach not only bolsters students' confidence in executing these critical tasks but also enhances their fluency in medical terminology commonly used in the field.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you're contemplating a future in the dynamic field of healthcare, prospects for EKG technicians look promising. Securing a national EKG certification through LA Skills Academy could significantly enhance your employability in what promises to be a fulfilling and stimulating career path.

  • 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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