Course Summary
Credit Type:
NHA’s certification exams are administered at PSI and NHA-approved test sites around the country, including postsecondary institutions, high schools, career colleges, and military bases. Online live remote proctoring is also available through PSI and Prom
2 hours
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 cardiovascular technology
The cut score for this exam is 390.


NHA’s Certified EKG Technician (CET) certification may be earned by eligible candidates who pass the CET exam, which is designed to assess the knowledge and skills associated with the performance of tasks required for professional practice as an entry-level EKG technician. The exam is comprised of 4-option multiple choice questions (100 items, 20 pretest), with a time limit of 2 hours. The exam is administered by trained proctors either at PSI test sites or NHA-authorized test sites at schools, military bases, and other approved locations. To be eligible for the exam, candidates must either complete a training program or have relevant work experience. NHA does not provide qualifying training.

Skills Measured:

This exam measures knowledge associated with critical competencies of entry-level EKG technicians: safety, compliance, and coordinated patient care; EKG acquisition; and EKG analysis and interpretation.
Instruction & Assessment
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