The American Certification Agency provides certification examinations for the following healthcare professionals. Eligibility to sit for each exam requires at least a high school diploma or GED plus the individual minimum requirements listed.

ECG Technician

At least 6 months of ECG recording experience, or successful completion of a structured ECG Technician program. The 2 hour exam will be online.

ECG Instructor

At least three years work with documented experience in performing ECGs and one year teaching experience. No written exam is required. Proof of graduation from a training program and a detailed syllabus or course outline is required. Instructors must be ECG certified (preferred) or an LPN or RN.

Patient Care Technician

At least one year experience performing phlebotomy, ECG and patient carte duties or successful completion of a structured training program. The 2 hour exam will be online plus  phlebotomy practical portion.

Phlebotomy Technician

At least one year of phlebotomy experience including both venipuncture and dermal punctures, or successful completion of an accredited phlebotomy training program. Must have documented proof of at least 100 clinical hours, 100 successful venipunctures and 10 successful dermal punctures (Louisiana requires 25 dermal punctures). The 2 hour examination will be online plus phlebotomy practical.

Phlebotomy Instructor

At least three years work with documented experience in performing phlebotomy and one year formal phlebotomy teaching experience. No written exam is required. Proof of graduation from a training program and a detailed syllabus or course outline is required. Instructors must be phlebotomy certified or an LPN or RN.

Certification Transfer

Any person with a valid and current certification for the healthcare professions covered by ACA can choose to be recertified by this agency without taking another examination. A copy of your current certification must be provided with the application along with the $80.00 recertification fee. You can download the application and return the completed form to us.

As of January 1, 2020 the new phone/fax number for ACA is 574-254-1307.