Professional Development

Allied Healthcare Professional

What does a Electronic Health Records Specialist do?

With the Electronic Health & Medical Records Specialist career training, you’ll learn the skills needed to succeed. You’ll gain experience in handling patient data.

Where Can You Work?

An Electronic Health & Medical Records Specialist is able to work in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to, doctor’s offices, hospitals, laboratories, urgent care centers, nursing homes, and clinics.


12 Weeks


Training Materials Provided



Electronic Health Records Specialist


Healthcare employment is projected to grow by 13% from 2021 to 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that over the next decade there will be nearly 2 million new positions available for those interested in healthcare.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this training, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional
  • Employ EHR and related practice management applications
  • Maintain confidentiality through Privacy and Security of HIPAA / HITECH
  • Appreciate how complete and accurate charting effects patient safety and reimbursement
  • Comprehend the use of Diagnosis and Procedure codes in the medical record
  • Understand use of financial, statistical and census reports; as well as invoices, claims, and other forms
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional

Courses - 12 Weeks

Program Preview

Electronic Health Records Specialist Job Possibilities

Medical Records Clerk


$21,000 – $40,000

Electronic Health Records Specialist


$25,000 – $63,000

EMR and EHR Assistant


$35,000 – $74,000

Certification Information

Upon completion of your training, you’ll be qualified the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist, or CEHRS, credential through the National Healthcareer Association.


Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

The Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist certificate ensures that you understand how to properly handle patient health records.

Issuing Authority

Payment Options

Credit Card

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.


Short-term Loan

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Program Comparison

Emerge Education
Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

Meet Your Training Specialist

Lauren Holubec is your Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Lauren to learn more about the program and how to achieve your career goals. If you are a manager interested in group enrollment, please contact Lauren directly so she can assist you with the enrollment process.


How long does it take to become an Electronic Health & Medical Records Specialist?

You will complete the courses in this program over 12 weeks, making students job-ready in 3 months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Do these courses count for college credit?

No, these courses do not count for college credit

Is the Electronic Health Records Specialist career training online?

Yes, our training program is fully online and asynchronous.