- The initial cost for this certification is $130.00.
- Candidates must score a minimum of 70% to pass.
- Candidates can re-take the exam if they fail for an additional $130.00 fee.
- This certification is valid for three (3) years from issuance.
Once the requirements outlined above are met, recertification can be accomplished by successfully passing a multiple-choice open book examination. The recertification examination contains forty questions based on the most current edition of the NFPA 99. Candidates must answer thirty-two (32) of the questions (80%) correctly on the examination to achieve a passing grade. Four hours are allowed for the examination
Effective July 1, 2020, Medical Gas Examinations will only be administered by computer.
A Medical Gas Systems Generalist certification candidate is any individual who meets the requirements of ASSE 6005. Eligible individuals include any person with an interest in medical gas and vacuum systems and equipment who has successfully completed the required twenty-four (24) hours of training covering all facets of piped medical gas and medical-surgical vacuum systems. ASSE 6005 provides general knowledge of medical gas and vacuum systems for the purpose of providing continuing education.
Medical gas systems and equipment covered in the ASSE Series 6000 Standard include health care facilities within the scope of NFPA 99 Standard for Health Care Facilities. Medical gas piping systems include vacuum piping.
- Candidate shall have completed a minimum 24-hour training course conducted by a Medical Gas Systems Instructor certified to ASSE Standard 6050
Application and Examination Request Forms
Per the ASSE 6000 a minimum 4-hour training course to subsequent editions of the NFPA is required prior to registering for the recertification examination.
NFPA 99 Online Training Preparation for ASSE Series 6000 Recertification
If you are NITC certified in the installation, inspection, verification, and maintenance of medical gas and vacuum systems, one place you can get the training to maintain your certification to ASSE 6000 series is the new NFPA 99 online training series.
This four-hour course fulfills ASSE requirements for a refresher course as part of recertification to the new edition of NFPA 99. The internet-based NFPA training course allows you to work online in your own timeframe to earn the mandated Continuing Education Credit (CEU). Upon successful completion of the course series, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.
Visit NFPA to get all the details on the course and how to register for it.
Available Medical Gas Courses
For a list of Medical Gas Courses and Independent Instructors Click Here.
Locate a Prometric Test Center
You will need your Eligibility ID to schedule your exam. This will be provided to you in your approval email. To locate a Prometric Center near you Click Here.