What is a CET/EKG Technician?

IHCA's CET/EKG Technician Training Program

  • Operating EKG equipment: EKG technicians are trained to use and maintain the EKG machine. They attach the leads from the electrodes to the machine and adjust the settings as necessary to obtain accurate readings.

  • Recording electrocardiograms: EKG technicians perform the actual electrocardiogram test by monitoring the patient's heart rhythm and recording it on a strip of graph paper or electronically. They ensure that the quality of the recorded data is clear and free from artifacts.

  • Analyzing results: EKG technicians review the recorded electrocardiogram to identify any abnormalities or irregularities in the heart's electrical activity. While they do not diagnose conditions, they may flag any potential issues for further review by a physician or cardiologist.

  • Assisting during stress tests: In some cases, EKG technicians may assist during stress tests or exercise electrocardiograms. They monitor the patient's heart activity while they perform physical activities to assess how the heart responds to exertion.

  • Maintaining records and equipment: EKG technicians are responsible for accurately documenting patient information, test results, and any pertinent observations. They also ensure that the EKG equipment is properly cleaned, calibrated, and in good working condition.

Our services

The primary responsibility of an CET/EKG Technician is to record and analyze the electrical activity of a patient's heart using specialized equipment. CPTs work under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) or other healthcare professionals. Key responsibilities of a CET/EKG Technician are listed below:

  • Preparing patients: EKG technicians greet and prepare patients for the procedure. They explain the process, answer any questions, and ensure that patients are comfortable and at ease.

  • Applying electrodes: EKG technicians are skilled in placing electrodes on the patient's chest, arms, and legs, following specific placement guidelines. These electrodes detect the electrical impulses generated by the heart.

IHCA’s CET/EKG Technician Training is an 108-hour Program, that encompasses the fundamental theories and skills need to be successful in the nursing profession. The course prepares students to sit for the national certification exam for Electrocardiogram Technician. Training is divided into three parts – Academic Instruction (online or in-person), Skills Training (in-person in our lab and classroom) and Clinicals (in-person practicum in a chosen facility).

​Additional costs of $265 may be incurred for items listed below.

     Watch w/Seconds Hand: up to $25

     PPD Examination: up to $75
     CPR & First Aid Certification: up to $65
     White Shoes for Clinicals: up to $100

When are classes held?
Primarily, we offer Hybrid classes which are offered in daytime and in the evening. With enough interest, an in-person class can be scheduled. Each schedule listed below will rotate between online, self-paced instruction and in-person skills and clinicals. Typical Hybrid classes are described below.

Hybrid (Online & In-Person) Daytime Classes

  • Full-Time (5 Days/Week) -- The Full-Time, Daytime Hybrid classes are almost 4 weeks long, 6 hours per day and are held during the work week, Monday through Friday. The In-Person days will be held from 8:30a to 3:30p.
  • Part-Time (3 Days/Week) -- The Part-Time, Daytime Hybrid classes are 6 weeks long, 6 hours per day and will be scheduled any 3 days between Monday - Saturday. The In-Person days will be held from 8:30a to 3:30p.

Hybrid (Online & In-Person) Evening Classes

  • Part-Time (2 Week Days in the Evening & Saturday) -- The Part-Time, Evening Hybrid classes are just over 7 weeks long and held during the work week, Monday through Friday, and Saturday. The In-Person days will be held from 5:00p to 9:30p during the work week and 8:30a to 3:30a on Saturday.


When are the next scheduled classes? The classes are posted on our home page. If you need to know if we have additional dates, please contact Kissiah Moore at kissiah@infinitehcacademy.com or call 404-913-1948.

How do I apply to the CPT Program?

To apply to the program, please fill out our online application. If you have any issues, please contact Kissiah Moore at kissiah@infinitehcacademy.com or call 404-913-1948.

Certified Electrocardiogram Technician (CET) Training Program

What does a CET/EKG Technician do?

An EKG (electrocardiogram) technician, also known as a cardiac monitor technician or cardiovascular technician, is a healthcare professional who specializes in performing electrocardiogram tests.

This program costs $2,452.00.  The fees are listed below.
     Tuition: $1,515
     Administation Fee: $150

     Online Platform, Supplies & Instructional Materials: $624
     Liability Insurance: $38
     Certification Exam: $125