Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Cardiac Rhythm Management?
A: Arrhythmia Technologies Institute is the pioneer of formalized Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) education. CRM is the science of treating abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure with electrical stimulation therapy to save and improve quality of life for patients. CRM is a dynamic industry with rapid technology introductions and advances in clinical science. ATI provides students with comprehensive training to be successful in the ever-evolving world of CRM.
Q: How much does ATI cost?
A: The tuition for the Cardiac Device Technology program is $25,500. This includes the cost of books and educational materials necessary to complete the eight-month program. Deposit: $1,000 due on mutual acceptance. $350 is non-refundable and the remaining $650 non-refundable after June 1st when books are purchased, but the student may keep books and materials. Click here for more information on tuition.
Q: Is there government funding available for ATI?
A: Unfortunately, since ATI is not accredited, standard student grants and loans do not apply.
Q: I will need help with tuition and living expenses to attend ATI. Is there help available?
A: Yes, ATI has partnered with Meritize financial to offer our students a financing option. To learn more, go to www.meritize.com.
Q: How much can I finance through Meritize?
A: A Meritize loan can cover your tuition and up to $15,000 of certified living expenses. We recommend that you only get a loan for the amount you personally need. For more information on private student loans, the student loan industry, and more, Meritize has many posts on their Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as information on their website, to help you. [Learn More]
Q: When are applications accepted?
A: Applications for the eight-month program are accepted all year. Click here for more information on the application process.
Q: Is my background of “xyz” okay?
A: A minimum of an associate’s degree is required, however, most of the students accepted carry a four year degree or a master’s degree. ATI accepts students from varied educational backgrounds with good communication skills, who are passionate about being in the CRM industry. ATI also values bright, quick learners who exemplify strong work ethics, character, and integrity. Click here for more information on application requirements.
Q: What kind of certificate do I earn upon completion of the Cardiac Device Technology program?
A: You will receive a Certificate of Successful Completion of 1,080 clock hours. The curriculum will also help prepare you for the IBHRE exam. Click here for more information on completing the eight-month class.
Q: What is included in the IBHRE Exam Review Course?
A: The IBHRE Exam Review Course includes a practice test booklet and resource book; a 2 ½ day, question by question review; lunch on the first two days. The course counts as twenty approved continuing education credits needed to maintain IBHRE certification.
Q: What is the cost of Jumpstart?
A: The cost of the two-week CRM Jumpstart is $2,450.00 to be paid in full at the time of registration. Click here to register.
Q: What does the cost of Jumpstart include?
A: The cost of Jumpstart includes two weeks of classroom instruction and hands on labs; a handheld tablet loaded with Jumpstart materials, a caliper and a rate ruler. The course counts as 57 approved continuing education credits needed to maintain IBHRE certification. Click here for more information on the CRM Jumpstart program.
Q: What is the difference between the Jumpstart program and the 8 month program?
A: The Jumpstart Program provides the foundation of pacing, basic knowledge of devices, terminology used in pacing, and hands on training in our labs to Allied Health Professionals as well as those interested in pacing. ~ The 8-month program provides basic and advanced knowledge of pacing and EP as well as providing clinical rotations for both pacing and EP for up to 6 months. The 8-month program can take someone who knows nothing about pacing or EP to a level of being qualified to run a clinic in a practice or work for a pacing or EP company. In addition to Brady and Tachy training, the 8-month program includes CRT training, hospital rotations allowing students to participate with device implantations, and job placement assistance. Click here for more information on ATI’s curriculum.