EKG Technician
Certification (ETC)

To review AMCA’s status with NCCA “Click Here” and search for American Medical Certification Association under the “Organization Name”. On May 11, 2018, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) accreditation to the EKG Technician Certification (ETC) for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs.

Role of an EKG Technician

An EKG Technician can conduct tests on pulmonary and cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic, therapeutic, or research purposes. EKG Technicians may also conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests.

Exam Information

  • Abbreviation: ETC
  • Total Number of questions on exam: 100
  • Allotted time for exam: 2 hours
  • Modality available: Online, Paper/Pencil
  • Live Remote Proctoring Available: Yes
  • Cost: $109.00 (Study material included)
  • AMCA EKG Exam Statistics

Competencies

  • Medical Terminology (10%)
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart (20%)
  • Diseases/Disorders of the Heart (14%)
  • Electrocardiography (36%)
  • Pharmacology (8%)
  • General Patient Care (12%)

For more information, please view the Certification Program Outline and Exam Blueprint.

Additional Information

If you would like to learn more about the role of a EKG Technician, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics or the Occupational Information Network (O*NET).

State Guidelines

The laws and regulations pertaining to minimum requirements and the allied health industry vary by state. It is highly recommended that test candidates familiarize themselves with their particular states rules and regulations regarding certification requirements.

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