The National Inspection Testing and Certification Corporation (NITC) offers certifications in various fields, including medical gas and vacuum systems. These certifications, such as the Medical Gas Generalist 6005 and Medical Gas Installer 6010, are essential for individuals working in the installation and maintenance of medical gas systems. Understanding the requirements and recertification processes for these certifications is crucial for professionals in this industry.
Medical Gas Generalist 6005
The Medical Gas Generalist 6005 certification is suitable for individuals interested in medical gas and vacuum systems. To qualify for this certification, candidates must complete a 24-hour training program covering all aspects of piped medical gas and medical-surgical vacuum systems. The certification examination can be downloaded from the NITC website, with a fee of $130. A passing score of 70% is required to achieve certification.
The application can be downloaded at https://nationalitc.com/files/galleries/720-137_Rev_--(Medical_Gas_Generalist_Application). The fee for the examination is $130. A passing score of 70% is required to achieve certification.
Recertification for the Medical Gas Generalist 6005 is mandatory after three years. Recertification involves passing a multiple-choice open book examination consisting of forty questions based on the most current edition of the NFPA 99. Candidates must answer at least 80% of the questions correctly to pass the examination within a four-hour time frame.
The application for recertification is provided at https://nationalitc.com/Medical-Gas-Generalist-Recertification-Examination.
Medical Gas Installer 6010
The Medical Gas Installer 6010 certification requires candidates to have a minimum of four years of documented practical experience in the installation of plumbing or mechanical systems. Additionally, candidates must complete a 32-hour training course conducted by a Medical Gas Systems Instructor certified to ASSE Standard 6050.
In addition to practical experience, Medical Gas Installers must possess knowledge of applicable laws, codes, rules, and regulations at federal, state, and local levels related to medical gas and vacuum systems. They should also understand product performance, system testing, documentation, medical gas terminology, and system components.
The examination process and request for can be found at https://nationalitc.com/files/galleries/Exhibit-7-Rev-Medical-Gas-Exam-Request-and-Application-Process.pdf.
The certification examination for Medical Gas Installer 6010 can be accessed through the NITC website for a fee of $150. A passing score of 77% is required to achieve certification. Similar to the Medical Gas Generalist 6005, recertification is required every three years and involves completing a minimum 4-hour training course on succeeding editions of NFPA 99 and passing a proctored multiple-choice open book examination based on the most current edition of NFPA 99.
The recertification application is available for download at https://nationalitc.com/files/galleries/Form-720-57-Rev-Registration-Form-for-Proctored-Medical-Gas-Recertification-Examination.pdf
Obtaining and maintaining certifications in medical gas and vacuum systems is essential for professionals in the industry to ensure compliance with standards and regulations. The NITC provides comprehensive certification programs and recertification processes to help professionals stay updated with the latest knowledge and skills required for their roles.
For more information on NITC testing programs and group examination scheduling procedures, visit the NITC website at https://nationalitc.com/.