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Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician

Thank you for your interest in our Cardiac Rhythm Analysis Technician program. This is a non-credit* course presented by the University of the Incarnate Word School of Professional Studies.

Key Aspects

  • 100% online
  • Can be completed in 4 weeks
  • Instructor led - Dr. Alan "Doc X" Xenakis, MD, ScD, MPH, MS
  • Instructor support: Access to your instructor via email
  • Verification letter upon successful completion
  • Course price $349 *Certification exam fee not included
  • All inclusive: All the materials you need to complete the course are included in the cost.
    *Please note that Federal Financial aid typically does not cover non-credit courses.

Course Dates

  • Spring 2021 session: Coming soon!
  • Fall session: In session


Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician certification exam offered by Cardiac Credentialing International, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute under the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Program.

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Course Objectives

Prepare students with the basic competencies required to secure employment in the cardiac monitoring area of the health care industry.
Prepare students to successfully complete the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician (CRAT) exam.

Students Who Would Benefit

Anyone seeking an entry level position in a health care occupation that, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, as a whole is projected to grow much faster than all other occupational areas in the US from 2012–2022 (39%) would benefit from this certification.
Note: Passing scores in the course and certificate exam do not guarantee employment.

Course Withdrawals/Refunds

The Personal Development and Continuing Education office reserves the right to cancel any non-credit course, in which case registration fees are fully refunded. If it becomes necessary to cancel the course, you will be notified by email or phone. It is important that we have your current contact information.

If you request to withdraw from a course prior to the course start date, you will receive a refund minus an administrative fee of $35. Requests for withdrawals, refunds or transfers must be in writing. Submit requests via email to or fax to: (210) 832-2135. No refunds will be issued after course start date.