ECG Certificate (5.0 CE and Digital Badge)


The ECG Certificate course is an online course designed to advance the skills, knowledge and competencies of healthcare professionals who routinely perform ECGs in their workplace. This REACH Certificate Course contains 7 modules, which you can complete at your own pace. Upon completion of the course and successful passing of the final assessment, you will receive a digital badge* to share on social media.


Learning Objectives:

  • 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.


Intended Audience:

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. 

*Digital badge expires 5 years from completion date.