Basic ECG Board Certification Exam

For resources for the Basic ECG Board Certification Exam, turn to us at American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine, Inc. We offer the Basic ECG Board Certification application and additional options for individuals taking cardiovascular certification exams throughout the country.

Basic ECG Board Certification Exam

Cost & How to Take the Exam Online or at a Live Event
Take Online: $149.95
If you want to take the Basic 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. To get started, log into and click on the category entitled Basic ECG Course. The Exam will be found in the list of items on this page.

Take at a Live Event: $125 for Members or $140 for 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 $125. All non-Members will pay $140 at Live Events.

Hospital Group Seats Available

Group Seats: 10, 20, 30 RN, CMT, ECG Techs, & First Responders

Contact us at 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, he or she may take it a second time for a small proctor fee of $50 that will be paid directly to ABCM, who will then provide the examinee a second coupon to re-enter the exam.


Knowledge is the Key Requirement
We do not recommend this exam for those who have not had a Basic ECG Course. It was developed for cardiac monitor technicians, ECG technicians, first responders, and cardiac nurses. Success depends on how well one has applied themselves to studying and reading ECG rhythm strips and basic 12-leads where a 12-lead diagnosis is essential, such as when determining the area of injury in a myocardial infarction, a ventricular rhythm, or determining an electrolyte disturbance, etc.

Prep Course Available Online

We offer an online Basic ECG Prep Course for this exam. The Course consists of covers 9 different modules. The Course also offers practice questions at the end of each module to help prepare for the actual Exam. To purchase the Course or Exam, visit

Live Events

We can host a live event for hospitals by contract only. Contact us for details at

Contact us to learn more about the resources available from our cardiology association. We offer options for professionals around the country.