ECG Certificate

Build your clinical skill set with the ECG Certificate Course
The ECG Certificate Course is designed to advance the skills, knowledge and competencies of healthcare professionals who routinely perform electrocardiograms (ECGs) in their workplace.

After completing this course you should be able to describe the electrical conduction system of the heart, know the significance of waves, rhythms and artifacts, understand ECG performance and readings, the impacts of medications, different types of tests and how to identify abnormalities.

  • Earn a certificate to demonstrate your training and skills in performing ECGs
  • Gain affordable CE to maintain your professional credential with a rigorous course of study
  • Take the online training on your own schedule
  • Download the digital badge as proof that you earned the certificate
Course Description
Course structure: 7 modules with multiple lessons within each module. Each lesson has a 5 or 6 question quizzes at its conclusion. Quizzes can be taken up to 4 times. The final Assessment is 100 multiple-choice questions. The final assessment can only be taken once. One additional final assessment retake may be purchased for $75. Once started, the course is open for 90 days.

CE awarded: 5 hours
Expiration date: 5 years from date of issuance
Member fee: $175
Non-member fee: $225


To participate in AMT's ECG Certificate Course participants should have a basic working knowledge of electrocardiograms (ECGs) and perform ECGs in an employer setting.

This course is designed for medical assistants and other healthcare professionals whose scope of practice is equal to or greater than a medical assistant such as a nurse, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Define the key terms for electrocardiography.
  • Describe the electrical conduction system of the heart.
  • Recognize and explain the significance of waves, rhythms and artifacts produced by the 12-lead ECG.
  • Name the standard 12 leads and describe what area of the heart each lead represents.
  • Describe how to operate and maintain electrocardiogram equipment.
  • Describe how to perform a single-channel or multichannel electrocardiograph.
  • Describe what causes each type of artifact and how each can be eliminated.
  • Read ECGs using a standard procedure.
  • Describe how medications and electrolyte disturbances can cause changes to an ECG.
  • Identify the different types of abnormalities that can be determined from an ECG.
  • Explain the need for a Holter monitor, a treadmill stress test and a thallium stress test.
  • Describe how to use a Holter monitor with a patient.


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