Cost, and How to take the Exam Online or at a Live Event
Take Online | $169.95
If you want to take the 12-Lead ECG-BC Exam Online you will be able to take it any time of day or night and any day of the week, including holidays.
Take at a Live Event | $135 for Members or $150 Non Members
If you are attending a live conference, and have joined one of our Cardiac Network Memberships, you will be able to take it for a reduced rate of $135. All non-Members will pay $150 at Live Events.
Hospital Group Seats Available | Group Seats - 10,20,30 MD, PA, NP, RN, ECG Tech
Contact us at email@example.com for Group Rates
Hospitals may pay up front for bulk seats for the online exam service and the examinees of your choice will receive coupon codes to give take their exam after we receive their individual applications. There is no time limit to take the exams online after the bulk seats are purchased. If a nurse fails the exam, they may take it a second time for a small proctor fee of $75 that will be paid directly to ABCM, who will then provide the examinee a coupon to re-enter the exam.
Knowledge is the Key Requirement
We do not recommend this exam for monitor technicians or telemetry nurses. It was developed for Acute care cardiac nurses, nurse practitioners, ECG Technicians, and Physicians who record and/or read ECGs in their practice. Success depends on how well one has applied themselves to studying and reading 12-lead ECGs diagnoses.
Prep Course Available Online
We offer an online 12-Lead ECG Prep Course for this Exam. The Course consists of covers 13 different modules, 12 of which are in quiz type fashion, with the rationale given for each diagnosis. The Course also offers practice questions at the end of each module to help prepare for the actual Exam. To purchase the Course visit https://accn.configio.com
We can host a live event for Hospitals by contract only. Contact us for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application for Exam
First step for Online Examinees:
The first step is to fill the required Exam application below, and wait for approval from ABCM, Inc. You cannot go forward without the approval process, so please be patient, this may take from 3-10 business days depending upon volume. If you have a deadline to meet, please let us know in your application so we can try to meet your needs.
Once we approve your application, you will be sent further instructions to set up your appointment with our proctor service.
Taking the Exam at Live Events
Fill out the exam application found at the bottom of this page and submit it at least two weeks before you arrive at the exam site. If you are even considering taking the exam at a live event, but not sure, please fill out the application anyway so that there will be no delays at the course site.
This is the only 12-Lead ECG Board Certification Exam in the market.
Number of Questions | 35 (Must score 75% to Pass)
There is a mixture of 35 questions consisting of diagnostic criteria questions and ECGs to analyze in the Online and Live Exam, in multiple choice type questions.
How to Prepare
Once you have signed up and paid for the exam, you will receive a study list for the exam. There are any number of reference books in electrocardiography to choose from. We offer Marriott's ECG Board Review Manual for sale to help you prepare for the Exam, and we offer an online Course to assist you in passing the exam. Marriott's ECG Board Review Manual can be purchased in our Resource Center listed under "More" in the menu panel above.
How to retake the exam if I did not pass the first time.
You will be allowed to take the Basic ECG Exam a second time for a fee of $75. After that you will have to pay the full fee for your third try. There are no restrictions as to how many times you may take the Exam. Pay your fee below and be given a coupon code to access the exam. Once we receive the payment, your code will be issued.
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