CET (CERTIFIED ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH/ECG TECHNICIAN) and CET Certification RENEWAL

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NPCE is the nation’s leading ECG Technician Certification provider in the United States, The NPCE CET (Certified Electrocardiograph Technician) certification and examination was built to be industry-specific, industry-relevant and comprehensive. Obtaining the CET certification is an important milestone, which endorses knowledge and skills. Employers look for certification as proof of professionalism and dedication to the medical field. Although certification is not mandatory, most employers are seeking to hire qualified and certified candidates.
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NPCE is the nation’s leading ECG Technician Certification provider in the United States, The NPCE CET (Certified Electrocardiograph Technician) certification and examination was built to be industry-specific, industry-relevant and comprehensive. Obtaining the CET certification is an important milestone, which endorses knowledge and skills. Employers look for certification as proof of professionalism and dedication to the medical field. Although certification is not mandatory, most employers are seeking to hire qualified and certified candidates.
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FIRST TIME CANDIDATE PRE-REQUISITES

In order to qualify to take the CET examination, the candidate must be 18 years of age or older, show proof of completion of an accredited ECG/EKG program or show proof of employment performing ECG/EKG procedures or hold an LPN, RN, APN, PA or MD license.

Prior to taking the CET examination, the candidate must complete a comprehensive online ECG/EKG review course, that helps refresh knowledge and cover all covered topics to prepare for the national certification examination. The CET ECG/EKG review course is 100 % online, designed to be taken at your own pace and accessible 24/7/365.

FIRST TIME CANDIDATE PRE-REQUISITES

NPCE STAMP

In order to qualify to take the CET examination, the candidate must be 18 years of age or older, show proof of completion of an accredited ECG/EKG program or show proof of employment performing ECG/EKG procedures or hold an LPN, RN, APN, PA or MD license.

Prior to taking the CET examination, the candidate must complete a comprehensive online ECG/EKG review course, that helps refresh knowledge and cover all covered topics to prepare for the national certification examination. The CET ECG/EKG review course is 100 % online, designed to be taken at your own pace and accessible 24/7/365.

THE CET EXAMINATION

The CET (CERTIFIED ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH/ECG TECHNICIAN) examination is 100% online and consists of multiple choice questions, covering a wide variety of topics, industry standards and real life scenarios. The allocated time to complete the examination is 120 minutes. All candidates are allowed two attempts to pass the examination. In case the test is failed, a candidate must wait 280 days to retake the exam.

A FREE comprehensive study guide is available and provided by NPCE on the Canvas Instructure platform after successful registration and payment.

THE CERTIFIED ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH/ECG TECHNICIAN EXAMINATION

THE CET EXAMINATION

THE CERTIFIED ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH/ECG TECHNICIAN EXAMINATION

The CET (CERTIFIED ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH/ECG TECHNICIAN) examination is 100% online and consists of multiple choice questions, covering a wide variety of topics, industry standards and real life scenarios. The allocated time to complete the examination is 120 minutes. All candidates are allowed two attempts to pass the examination. In case the test is failed, a candidate must wait 280 days to retake the exam.

A FREE comprehensive study guide is available and provided by NPCE on the Canvas Instructure platform after successful registration and payment.

TOPICS COVERED IN THE COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW COURSE

  • 1
    The Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
  • 2
    Cardiac Pathophysiology
  • 3
    Cardiac Arrhythmias/ Dysrhythmias
  • 4
    Identifying Cardiac ECG/EKG Abnormalities
  • 5
    Comprehensive review of ECG/EKG strips
  • 6
    HIPPA and OSHA
INITIAL CERTIFICATION

The initial CET Certification may be obtained for 1 year or 2 years and must be renewed upon expiratory date. There are digital only or hard copy certificate and badge options available. Please choose the appropriate package during the checkout process.

Initial certification ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH/ECG TECHNICIAN
Initial certification ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH/ECG TECHNICIAN
INITIAL CERTIFICATION

The initial CET Certification may be obtained for 1 year or 2 years and must be renewed upon expiratory date. There are digital only or hard copy certificate and badge options available. Please choose the appropriate package during the checkout process.

CET (CERTIFIED ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH/ECG TECHNICIAN) CERTIFICATION RENEWAL

CET (CERTIFIED ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH/ ECG TECHNICIAN) CERTIFICATION RENEWAL

For those candidates who hold an active certification no additional testing is required. Renewal must be submitted prior to certification expiration. If the certification is more than 90 days expired, the candidate must retake the CET certification examination.

For all candidates renewing on time, NPCE requires 6 CEUs in ECG/EKG every two years. If the technician has completed CEU courses through their employer or professional association, those credits may be provided to NPCE prior to renewal (attestation form).

6 CEU courses are included with the renewal of the (CERTIFIED ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH/ECG TECHNICIAN) CET certification through NPCE at no additional cost and must be completed online prior to receiving their certification for those individuals who have not completed the CEU requirements.

CET (CERTIFIED ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH/ ECG TECHNICIAN) CERTIFICATION RENEWAL

CET (CERTIFIED ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH/ECG TECHNICIAN) CERTIFICATION RENEWAL

For those candidates who hold an active certification no additional testing is required. Renewal must be submitted prior to certification expiration. If the certification is more than 90 days expired, the candidate must retake the CET certification examination.

For all candidates renewing on time, NPCE requires 6 CEUs in ECG/EKG every two years. If the technician has completed CEU courses through their employer or professional association, those credits may be provided to NPCE prior to renewal (attestation form).

6 CEU courses are included with the renewal of the (CERTIFIED ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH/ECG TECHNICIAN) CET certification through NPCE at no additional cost and must be completed online prior to receiving their certification for those individuals who have not completed the CEU requirements.

THE PROCESS

  • 1
    THE PROCESS Fill out the registration form in its entiret.

    Fill out the registration form in its entirety, make sure your name is spelled correctly and you confirm your mailing address for hard copy certificates.

  • 2
    THE PROCESS Pay the appropriate fee through our secure payments portal.

    Pay the appropriate fee through our secure payments portal.

  • 3
    THE PROCESS Email instruction.

    You should have two emails now. One labeled “CANVAS Instructions”, that was sent from education@npce.org and the other labeled “CANVAS Course Invitation” was sent from notifications@instructure.com. The last email is the one where you create an account to get started. If you do not see the emails then PLEASE check your spam or junk folder. The “Canvas Instructions” email will contain a step by step video tutorial, which will explain how to create your Canvas Account or access your existing account for returning customers.

  • 4
    THE PROCESS Access the study materials.

    Access the study materials at your own pace and review all relevant information to refresh your knowledge for the CET/ECG Certification examination. Take your time to prepare.

  • 5
    THE PROCESS Examination.

    The examination consists of multiple choice questions, ensuring your proficiency and knowledge of the specific certification. The exam testing time is 120 minutes and you will have two attempts to pass. If you are required to retake the exam, please contact Customer Support. 280 days are required as a waiting period to retake the exam after two failed attempts. Exams may be taken at proctored facilities, online or within your learning institution.

  • 6
    THE PROCESS Examination.

    Upon successful completion of the certification examination, you will receive a welcome email, as well as a digital copy of your certificate and badge within 24-48 hours. If you opted for a hardcopy, your certificate, badge, lanyard and pin will be delivered to you via USPS within 7-10 business days. Make sure your registration address matches your shipping address.

RENEWING YOUR CERTIFICATION

For certified specialists who need to renew their certification and are renewing on time (prior to expiration), testing is not mandatory. If your certification has expired for more than 90 days, you will be required to take the certification examination. Follow the registration process and pick the renewal option on checkout.

All candidates are required to complete the 6 continued education credits to be eligible for renewal. These CEUs are included with your renewal. If you have completed CEUs elsewhere, you must specify so on the registration and complete the attestation form. If required, you must submit proof of completion to NPCE.

Upon the completion of all requirements, a digital copy of your certificate and badge within 24-48 hours. If you opted for a hardcopy, your certificate, badge, lanyard and pin will be delivered to you via USPS within 7-10 business days. Make sure your registration address matches your shipping address.

RENEWING YOUR CERTIFICATION EKG

RENEWING YOUR CERTIFICATION

RENEWING YOUR CERTIFICATION EKG

For certified specialists who need to renew their certification and are renewing on time (prior to expiration), testing is not mandatory. If your certification has expired for more than 90 days, you will be required to take the certification examination. Follow the registration process and pick the renewal option on checkout.

All candidates are required to complete the 6 continued education credits to be eligible for renewal. These CEUs are included with your renewal. If you have completed CEUs elsewhere, you must specify so on the registration and complete the attestation form. If required, you must submit proof of completion to NPCE.

Upon the completion of all requirements, a digital copy of your certificate and badge within 24-48 hours. If you opted for a hardcopy, your certificate, badge, lanyard and pin will be delivered to you via USPS within 7-10 business days. Make sure your registration address matches your shipping address.

SCHOOL OR EMPLOYER SPONSORED EXAMINATIONS EKG

SCHOOL OR EMPLOYER SPONSORED EXAMINATIONS

If you are a student or employee of a partnered school or employer, please refer to the organization guidelines for taking the NPCE certification examination. Your instructor or employer will submit all your credentials to NPCE. Refer to your employer or instructor on process to change your name or receive an additional copy of your certificate.

SCHOOL OR EMPLOYER SPONSORED EXAMINATIONS

SCHOOL OR EMPLOYER SPONSORED EXAMINATIONS EKG

If you are a student or employee of a partnered school or employer, please refer to the organization guidelines for taking the NPCE certification examination. Your instructor or employer will submit all your credentials to NPCE. Refer to your employer or instructor on process to change your name or receive an additional copy of your certificate.