Electronic Medical Records

Certificate 2-6 mo

Electronic Medical Records Training

If you’re looking to learn new job skills, refresh or refine existing healthcare knowledge, or prepare for industry certification, Penn Foster’s online Electronic Medical Records Certificate can help you take the first step. Boost your career confidence and refresh your resume from home, on your schedule, in as little as 3 months! 

  • The electronic medical records training program helps prepare you for the National Healthcareer Association CEHRS (Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification) exam.
  • Helps prepare you for a career as an electronic medical records (EMR) technician.
  • Medical records and health information technician jobs are in high demand. 
Accredited
Online
Self Paced

Cost of Program

$399

800-275-4410 (9AM - 6:30PM EST)

medical records technician reading computer screen and taking notes.

What You Will Learn

  1. How to process patient admission and discharge documents.
  2. How to retrieve patient medical records for physicians, technicians, or other medical personnel.
  3. How to enter, record, store, and maintain information, such as demographic characteristics, history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures, or treatment, in electronic form.
  4. How to compile, code, categorize, calculate, audit, and maintain and verify information or data.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Electronic Medical Records Careers 

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

AVG SALARY*

$42,630/yr

NUMBER OF JOBS*

341,600

JOB GROWTH*

8%


Our accredited online Electronic Medical Records Training is designed with job-readiness in mind. You'll study what a medical records and health information technician does, receive a general overview of the health information industry, and begin to prepare for medical records certification.

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in certain fields are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster Program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where you plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in your Program. Please click here for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information. Please review your state board requirements that are applicable to your field of study. State boards may impose a variety of different requirements.

EMR Student Stories 

Penn Foster provides a strong path towards earning the qualifications necessary to begin and enhance your career options. Hear recent Penn Foster graduates share their experience at Penn Foster and how it impacted their careers.
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Ciera H.

Penn Foster Graduate, 2021

"I doubted myself for so long... Penn Foster changed my life. I gained so much confidence in myself and achieved one of my goals."

Online Electronic Medical Records Curriculum

  • 2 courses
  • 4 exams
  • 4 submitted projects

Penn Foster's Electronic Medical Records Training helps to prepare you for career opportunities as a medical records and health information technician. Your required courses include:


  • Introduction to Allied Health
  • Electronic Health Records

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Electronic Medical Records Training Tuition

The total cost of your online Electronic Medical Records Training is a one-time payment of $399 which covers the cost of your studies and any digital textbooks or study materials included in your certificate.

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Cost of Program

$399

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  • No monthly payments
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Our Proven Healthcare Learning Model

Empowering Penn Foster students to reach their professional goals.

Flexible

  • Start anytime
  • No exam due dates
  • Study from anywhere 

Interactive

  • Digital study guides 
  • Digital textbooks
  • Practical exercises 

Connected

  • Digital support
  • Online Student Community
  • Student discussion boards 

Supportive

  • Access to instructors
  • Robust learning resources
  • Dedicated Student Services

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Electronic Medical Records Training FAQs

Q. How do I become an electronic medical records specialist?

A. Through Penn Foster's online Electronic Medical Records Certificate (EMR) Program, you'll gain foundational skills and knowledge, and begin to prepare for any industry certifications required to work as an electronic medical records and health information technician.

Q. How much does a certified electronic medical records specialist make?

A. The median salary for electronic medical records and health information technicians is $42,630*.

Q. Is becoming a medical records specialist a good career option?

A. Yes! This is an in-demand industry within healthcare. Jobs are predicted to grow by 8% over the next 10 years.* With electronic medical records certification training and required certification, you can begin on your career path to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, medical and doctors offices, nursing care facilities, and more.

Q. How long does it take to become a medical records technician?

A. The Electronic Medical Records Certificate Program typically takes 2-6 months to complete.

Sources:

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Medical Records and Health Information Technicians." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed March 8, 2021.


Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.