ECG/EKG Technician Certification Course

50 hours
in class

HS Diploma / GED


Median Salary:


All in


Duration50 hours in class
Skill LevelHS Diploma / GED
Average Median Salary$63,020**
All-in cost$1,200

Become a certified ECG/EKG Technician in 50 hours; launch a successful healthcare career!   

Why Choose Our ECG/EKG Technician Course:

  • Financial Stability — According to the BLS, the average salary for an EKG Tech in CA is $63,020 (~$31/hour).**
  • Nationally Approved Course — Our Electrocardiography Technician Certification Course is approved by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). 
  • In-Demand Career — Join a high-demand healthcare profession with abundant job opportunities in cardiology/cardiac care settings. 
  • Quick Entry to the Workforce — In as little as 2 weekends, complete your training and start your ECG/EKG career soon after. 
  • Critical Cardiac Assessment Skills — Make a difference by performing vital cardiac assessments, assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions. 
  • No Hidden Fees — Class tuition covers the course fee, national exam fee, liability insurance, and loaner course study book.


Enroll today and become a certified ECG/EKG Technician in just 50 hours. Gain the knowledge and hands-on training necessary to excel in this vital healthcare role. 
With an EKG technician certification, EKG students learn to operate and understand EKG monitors. Pictured is an EKG tech operating an ECG/EKG monitor.

Key Course Features and Benefits

  • Accredited Program — RCI’s EKG Technician Certification Course is ABHES accredited, nationally-approved, and California state-approved, ensuring recognition and credibility in the industry upon completion. 
  • Hands-on Training — Acquire practical experience through hands-on training, mastering ECG/EKG techniques and interpretation for accurate cardiac assessments. 
  • Experienced Instructors — Learn from experienced instructors who bring real-world expertise and mentorship to help you succeed in your ECG/EKG career. 
  • Certification Preparation — Successfully completing our course will qualify you to sit for and take the national EKG certification examination offered by ASPT or NCCT. 
EKG tech conducting an EKG test on a female patient

Unlock your PROFESSIONAL potential in high-growth industries!

Cardiovascular technologists and technicians held about 58,100 jobs in 2021. The largest employers of cardiovascular technologists and technicians were as follows:

  • Hospitals (state, local, and private) – 76%
  • Physician Offices – 11%
  • Outpatient Care Centers – 3%
  • Medical and Diagnostic Labs – 1%

STATS & Income Expectations

Embark on a rewarding career as a cardiovascular technologist or technician, with a median annual wage of $60,570 as of May 2021. This field offers growth potential, where the highest 10 percent of earners exceed $98,070, and even the lowest 10 percent earn at least $29,910 annually.

In May 2021, the median annual wages for cardiovascular technologists and technicians in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

  • Outpatient Care Centers – $78,590
  • Medical and Diagnostic Labs – $74,660
  • Physician Offices – $62,220
  • Hospitals (state, local, and private) – $60,230

*All Stats above from:

**CA Median Pay:

EKG Technicians, also known as Electrocardiograph technicians, Cardiovascular technicians, or Monitor Technicians, play a vital role in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel issues.

They perform essential tasks such as EKG readings, Holter Monitoring, Lead Placement, Stress Tests, and assisting physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel issues. With the growing demand for properly trained and certified technicians, Regan Career Institute offers an in-depth and accelerated training course to prepare graduates for success in the workplace. 

Highlights of our ECG/EKG Technician Program:

  • EKG Techs are in high demand as EKG testing is critical in various healthcare fields. 
  • Our approved EKG Technician Certification Course provides in-depth training in electrocardiography. 
  • Complete the 50+ hour course in just 6 days, over 2 weekends. 
    Learn to perform Holter monitoring, 12 Lead EKG, and Stress Testing. 
  • Successful completion qualifies you to sit for the national EKG certification examination by ASPT or NCCT.

Join our EKG Technician Training Program at Regan Career Institute and embark on a rewarding career in cardiac care. 

View our current medical course schedule here

EKG technician holding Electrocardiogram test results


Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

 Electrical Conduction System of the Heart

 EKG waveform analysis

 Components of obtaining an accurate EKG reading

 Role and responsibilities of person obtaining and monitoring EKG

 Perform a 12 lead EKG

 Proper EKG lead placement; Practice performing an EKG

 Discuss the sites of action potential generation and propagation through the cardiac conduction system. Contrast the effect of parasympathetic with sympathetic stimulation of the cardiac conduction system.

 Correlate the actions of the heart represented by the p wave, PR interval, QRS complex, and T-wave.

 Choose proper placement of electrodes based on ECG mechanics.

 Calculate a heart rate from an ECG strip

 Analyze how the following rhythms would appear on an ECG strip.

 Analyze how the following dysrhythmias would appear on an ECG strip.

 Describe the interventions intended to correct the effects of insufficient tissue perfusion associated with dysrhythmia.

 EKG Interpretation: identification of waveforms on rhythm strip; Measurement of waveforms on rhythm strip; determining heart rate from rhythm strips.

 Recognition of sinus rhythms: 1. Normal sinus rhythm 2. Sinus Bradycardia 3. Sinus tachycardia 4. Sinus Arrhythmia.

 Atrial rhythms: interpretation, causes and treatment modalities of abnormal atrial rhythms

 Ventricular rhythms: interpretation, causes and treatment modalities of abnormal ventricular rhythms

 Junctional rhythms: interpretation, causes and treatment modalities of abnormal junctional rhythms

 Atrial fibrillation; premature ventricular contractions; ventricular fibrillation; asystole; ventricular standstill

 Interpretation of Heart Blocks.

 Recognize EKG findings of Myocardial Infarction and ischemia

 Holter Monitoring: leads placement, procedure, analysis

 Reading of artificial Pacemakers

 How to perform interventions associated with common arrhythmias, especially life-threatening arrhythmias.

Introduction and Indications for EKG Testing
The Anatomy and Physiology: Function
Cardiovascular Physiology
Basic Electrocardiology
Electrical Conduction
The Electrocardiogram
Introduction to Sinus Rhythms
Introduction to Atrial Rhythms
Introduction to Junctional Rhythms
Introduction to Ventricular Rhythms
Introduction to Heart Block Rhythms
Introduction to Pacemaker Rhythms
Assessment and Treatment of Patient with Cardiac Emergency
Use of Testing Equipment
Psychological Conditioning of the Patient


An updated medical course schedule for the ECG / EKG Technician program may be found on the schedule page here

In order to ensure that applicants meet the entry level requirements for training that will lead toward certification, we require certain documentation for students enrolling in our ECG/EKG course.  You must be 18 years old or older AND

A copy of ONE of the following documents is required:

 High School Diploma: A high school diploma and transcript from an institution in the United States of America to be provided by the applicant

 General Education Diploma (GED): Passing verification from certifying agency to be provided by applicant


“Got my EKG NCCT in 3 weeks.  Friendly staffs and good EKG instructor.  Perfect for someone with a full-time job.”
Lien M.
Arcadia, CA. 
“Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist, and EKG certified. I really recommend coming to this school. The instructors and staff are amazing and kind people. They are always available to answer any questions you have in store for them… My experience here was amazing and if I can do it again I would.”
Natalie G.
El Monte, CA.
“I just finished getting my EKG certification from RCI and I have to say it has been nothing short of wonderful. Our instructor was extremely knowledgeable and approachable.”
Krys P. 
Silver Lake, CA

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