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LA Skills Academy EKG Certification Training Programs in San Bernardino

The role of a Certified EKG Technician is crucial in today's medical landscape, with an increasing demand in hospitals and health facilities for qualified professionals holding certifications.

At the San Bernardino Skills Academy, we offer comprehensive EKG certification courses designed to thoroughly equip you for the national certification exam. Our curriculum ensures you will acquire the necessary skills to obtain certification, setting you on a path to a fulfilling career in health care. By joining our program, you commit to delivering vital services that contribute to optimal patient health outcomes.

What Does the EKG Technician Training Course Offer?

By joining our EKG Certification Training Program, you'll acquire essential skills that will position you as an indispensable member of any healthcare team.

Gaining the expertise in performing EKGs equips you with a vital skill set essential for delivering critical cardiovascular diagnostics and treatments to patients facing heart-related health challenges.

At San Bernardino Skills Academy, aspiring to achieve your EKG technician certification will arm you with essential skills vital to any healthcare professional in this field:

  • Mastery in the operation of electrocardiography machinery

  • Techniques for accurately gauging electrocardiograms

  • Detailed and precise communication of EKG results

  • Execution of emergency response protocols

  • Assessment of fundamental vital signs

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Course Objectives

The primary objective of our EKG certification training course is to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills required to successfully pass the Certified EKG Technician (CET) Exam, administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Throughout the duration of our program, our expert instructors will guide you through the essential skills necessary to excel as an EKG technician, ensuring you master the foundational concepts required in this field.

Interaction with Patients

Effective communication is an essential skill across all healthcare roles, and for EKG technicians, it is no exception. They must have the proficiency to comprehensively grasp a patient’s medical background, articulate the details of the EKG process with clarity, observe and keep track of the patient's status throughout the procedure, and promptly relay any changes to the attending physicians. Engaging with patients compassionately and effectively is a fundamental duty for every healthcare professional working in hospitals and other medical settings.

Preparation and Administration of EKG Tests

Mastering the correct procedures for lead placement and the proficient use of an EKG machine is crucial for achieving precise test results. It is equally important for technicians to possess the acumen to identify and troubleshoot any malfunctions with the equipment, ensuring that the accuracy of test reports remains uncompromised by technical issues.

Data Analysis and Assessment

An EKG technician's role extends beyond performing cardiovascular examinations; they also possess the essential expertise to analyze and understand the outcomes accurately, discerning whether a patient may be afflicted with a critical cardiac ailment. Collaborating intimately with physicians, EKG technicians are instrumental in crafting diagnoses that uphold patient health and vitality. The onus lies on them to evaluate test data meticulously, ensuring diagnoses are precise and treatment plans are effectively tailored to each patient's needs.

Hands-on Training

Participants in our program are provided with hands-on opportunities to conduct an array of live electrocardiogram (EKG) assessments, thereby garnering practical experience akin to the professional responsibilities undertaken by EKG technicians. Each student will be tasked with recording and analyzing electrocardiographic data, in addition to engaging with instructors in role-playing exercises that emulate patient-caregiver interactions. These practical exercises are designed to bolster the students' confidence in executing these essential tasks and reinforce their proficiency with common medical terminologies.

Certified EKG Technician 

Frequently Asked Questions

With the healthcare sector flourishing, the prospects for EKG technicians are notably promising. Obtaining a national EKG certification through LA Skills Academy not only enhances your employability but also paves the way to 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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