Those interested in becoming certified as a telemetry monitoring technician can receive certification through Cardiovascular Credentialing International, or CCI. CCI requires that applicants be either enrolled in or have graduated from a cardiovascular program when they apply. Telemetry monitoring technicians can receive additional certification in cardiac catheterization, cardiac sonography, electrophysiology and vascular ultrasound.
Applicants can find telemetry monitoring certificate programs at 2-year colleges, ranging in length from 2 months to 1 year. Some hospitals and clinics may also provide telemetry monitoring training to their employees, which can be used in place of the educational requirements for CCI. The basic certification is the Certified Cardiographic Technician, which is received after passing the exam and must be renewed every 3 years.