Online Electronic Medical Records (EHR) Training School - MedCerts

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HI 3100

Electronic Health & Medical Records Specialist

Online Certification Training

Become proficient in the world of patient data and medical records with this comprehensive administrative healthcare program. Watch a program sneak peek below!

Earn your certification in 12 Weeks!



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12  Weeks
Program Length
Avg. Starting Salary*
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This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: LA, ND, NV, OK, PA, RI, WI

Please review our State Restriction page to view what restrictions there may be in your state/region of residence or employment and ensure you are eligible for enrollment. These restrictions may not apply to students taking programs through an employer, academic or government-sponsored model - including MyCAA and Army, Air Force or Coast Guard Credentialing Assistance. To determine eligibility, please confirm with your sponsor or review our military spouse MyCAA-approved or Military Credentialing Assistance-approved programs.

Watch our Electronic Health & Medical Records Specialist Program Sneak Peek!

MedCerts programs are developed with collaboration from our in-house production team, industry-recognized subject matter experts and our education technology design team. From interactive simulations, interviews with real world experts, game based learning and more, our Instructional Design education model is created to meet the needs of every type of learner.

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MedCerts Tuition Advantage

We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

Monthly Payment Options as low as $234 Payment Plans for Every Student

Talk with an Education Consultant to pick the perfect payment plan, from paying in full to installments with interest rates from 0-12%.

Total Tuition $2,700 Pay in Full

The total tuition can be paid immediately or through a number of grant-funded or monthly payment plan options


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The pricing listed above for a monthly payment plan is an estimate for the cost of an 12-month payment plan including down payment. Final pricing is given at time of purchase and may vary from both pricing examples above.

*Students in Maryland are not eligible for MedCerts payment plans but may be eligible for other tuition options. Speak to an Education Consultant for further information.

MyCAA, Department of Defense Credentialing Assistance/COOL and Workforce Grants

MedCerts offers financial aid options through these government grant-funded programs – MyCAA, Workforce Funding (including WIOA), and Department of Defense Credentialing Assistance or COOL funding for the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard. Those eligible include Military Spouses; active duty Army, Reserves, and National Guard members; active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air Force National Guard, and US Space Force; active duty Coast Guard and SELRES members (enlisted and officers); or workforce-funded qualifying job seekers. Speak to an Education Consultant to see if you qualify.

What does an Electronic Health Records Specialist do?

With a medical records certification, you’ll provide crucial support to healthcare providers through appropriate handling of patient data and health records, document management and more. You’ll be a valuable employee in physician’s offices, urgent care centers, nursing home facilities, wellness clinics and hospitals, and an expert in EMR systems.

Entry Level Jobs in the US
Electronic Health Records Specialist will see available jobs grow 13.5% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
HI 3100
Electronic Health Records Specialist

Are you data-driven with a passion for organizing? Electronic medical records training might be the perfect opportunity to start a career in the healthcare industry.

This 12-week CEHRS program is built of two courses: Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology to provide you the necessary language to manage spoken and written interactions in all medical environments, and Electronic Health Records which teaches the ethical, legal and regulatory requirements of a career in EMR and immerses you in software simulations that replicate real Electronic Health Records programs.

Completion of our program will have you prepared to take the CEHRS exam, through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and start a career in any one of these fields: Electronic Health Records Specialist, EMR/EHR Assistant, Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant, Medical Records Clerk or Patient Services Representative.

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  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional
  2. Employ Electronic Health Record and related Practice Management applications
  3. Maintain confidentiality through Privacy and Security of HIPAA / HITECH
  4. Appreciate how complete and accurate charting effects patient safety and reimbursement
  5. Comprehend the use of Diagnosis and Procedure codes in the medical record
  6. Understand use of financial, statistical and census reports; as well as invoices, claims, and other forms
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional .
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment

MedCerts-Covered Materials*

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. eBook: Integrated Electronic Health Records
  3. Competency assessments
  4. National Certification exam fee

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center & Career Coaches

*The cost of all materials needed for this program are covered by MedCerts. They are not included in the tuition costs and the student is not liable for any costs or fees related to the above materials.

Required Courses
PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
2 Weeks

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.

This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.

    • Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
    • Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
    • Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
    • Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
    • Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
6 Weeks

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an anatomy and physiology app that enables students to explore, visualize, interact, and experience the anatomy of the human body in 3D and augmented reality (AR). Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This immersive experience will trigger thought processes and enhance learning outcomes in their Anatomy and Physiology program. The app has about 50 simulations across different topics.

    • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
    • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
    • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
    • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
    • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
HI 1018

Electronic Health Records

64 hours
4 Weeks

This course provides students with the skills and certifications for the development and maintenance of electronic health records in both facility and private practice environments. Upon completion of this course, students will be qualified to sit for the CEHRS, and will have gained the knowledge required to perform a variety office functions necessary in the digital/electronic age. Students are introduced to, and are provided training and practical application of skills in a variety of areas related to Electronic Health Records. Ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements will be covered along with training in the hands-on Electronic Health Record software. Students will also receive comprehensive training in the areas of Professional Fees, Billing, and Collecting, the Health Insurance Claim Form, Third-Party Reimbursement, Banking Services and Procedures, Health Information Management, Computers in the Medical Office, Medical Records Management, and much more.

    • Background in Software & Applications
    • Basic Insurance & Billing practices
    • Understand Electronic record keeping Chart components
    • The Regulatory Compliance Laws
    • How to identify differences between Reports
Code Course Duration
PS 1011 2 Weeks
HI 1014 6 Weeks
HI 1018 4 Weeks
Total Program Duration 12 Weeks

Electronic Health Records Specialist

Job Opportunities


Electronic Health Records Specialist

$25,000 – $63,000*
Estimated Salary

Medical Records Clerk

$21,000 – $40,000*
Estimated Salary
Career Potential

EMR and EHR Assistant

$35,000 – $74,000*
Estimated Salary

FAQs for MedCerts' Online Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification Course

What is an Electronic Health Records Specialist?

An Electronic Health Records Specialist is a professional skilled in managing patient data and medical records within healthcare settings. They ensure the accuracy, privacy, and security of patient information, playing a crucial role in the healthcare industry's administrative functions.

What is the career outlook for an Electronic Health Records Specialist?

The career outlook for Electronic Health Records Specialists is positive, with job growth expected to be 13.5% over the next ten years.

What is the salary for an Electronic Health Records Specialist?

The average starting salary for an Electronic Health Records Specialist is $28,642. Salaries can vary based on location, experience, and the specific healthcare setting.

How do I become an Electronic Health Records Specialist?

To become an Electronic Health Records Specialist, you can enroll in the MedCerts Electronic Health Records Specialist Online Training program, which prepares you for the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) certification exam.

What skills will I learn in your online Electronic Health Records Specialist certification training course?

In the online Electronic Health Records Specialist certification training course, you will learn to:

  • Manage electronic health records

  • Maintain confidentiality through HIPAA/HITECH compliance

  • Employ practice management applications

  • Understand diagnosis and procedure codes

  • Appreciate the impact of accurate charting on patient safety and reimbursement

What are the enrollment requirements for your online Electronic Health Records Specialist certification training course?

The enrollment requirements are a High School Diploma or GED, a web browser with internet connection, and course registration & payment.

How much does your online Electronic Health Records Specialist training course cost?

The cost of the Electronic Health Records Specialist training course is $2,700.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, MedCerts offers payment options as low as $234 per month.

Does MedCerts offer scholarships?

MedCerts provides financial aid options through government grant-funded programs such as:

How long is your online Electronic Health Records Specialist certification class?

The online Electronic Health Records Specialist certification class lasts 12 weeks.

How is your online Electronic Health Records Specialist certification course structured and taught?

The course is structured around expert-led video training, eBooks, and competency assessments. It includes interactive simulations and game-based learning to cater to various learning styles.

Do you offer certification exam prep or help for the CEHRS exam?

Yes, the program prepares students for the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) certification exam, including exam prep and support.

What is included in your online Electronic Health Records Specialist certification course?

The course includes expert-led video training, an eBook on Integrated Electronic Health Records, competency assessments, and the national certification exam fee. Students also receive dedicated support from Student Success Advisors.

Is your Electronic Health Records Specialist certification training course valid nationwide?

This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: LA, ND, NV, PA, RI, WI.

Are there any clinical requirements for receiving your Electronic Health Records Specialist certification?

No, there are no clinical requirements for this program.


  1. This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: Louisiana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin
  2. While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate prerequisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.

Electronic Health Records Specialist