MEDICAL GAS SYSTEMS

Trained professionals who install, inspect verify and maintain medical gas systems are critical to medical procedures and patient health.

ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Series 6000, the medical gas industry standard, provides jurisdictions and employers with a nationally recognized standard to use in confirming that individuals working on critically important medical gas systems possess the knowledge and experience required.

The Series 6000 provides uniform minimum requirements, based on NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code, for medical gas and vacuum systems personnel such as installers and inspectors. ASSE 6000 also gives uniform requirements for third-party certifiers who certify these professionals.

If you work in the medical gas field, or would like to expand your skills to work in this field, the Series 6000 is a necessity.


ASSE 6000

ASSE does not certify to this standard and does not provide training. Certification must be through a recognized third-party certification agency.

Below are a few of the most popular ASSE 6000 Certifications available from third-party certification agencies:


ASSE 6010 Installers

Prerequisites

  • Minimum of four years of documented experience in installing plumbing or mechanical piping systems

Certification

  • 32-hour training course covering ASSE Standards 6010, and applicable sections of NFPA 99
  • 100-question written exam, and a practical brazing exam in accordance with NFPA 99
ASSE 6020 Inspectors

Prerequisites

  • Employed by a governmental unit as a plumbing/mechanical inspector; or an administrator of inspectors; or regularly involved in the design, inspection or verification of med gas systems; or be a certified ASSE 6010 Installer
  • Minimum of two years of documented experience, or any combination of the above

Certification

  • 24-hour training course covering ASSE Standard 6020, and applicable sections of NFPA 99 and NFPA 55
  • 100-question written exam
ASSE 6040 Maintenance Personnel

Prerequisites

  • Employed or contracted by a health care facility, or actively engaged with med gas systems
  • Minimum of one year of experience in the maintenance of med gas and vacuum systems

Certification

  • 32-hour training course covering ASSE Standards 6040, and applicable sections of NFPA 99
  • 100-question written exam


Certifications

  • ASSE 6005 Medical Gas Systems Generalists
  • ASSE 6010 Medical Gas Systems Installers
  • ASSE 6015 Bulk Medical Gas/Cryogenic Fluid Central Supply Systems Installers
  • ASSE 6020 Medical Gas Systems Inspectors
  • ASSE 6030 Medical Gas Systems Verifiers
  • ASSE 6035 Bulk Medical Gas/Cryogenic Fluid Central Supply Systems Verifiers
  • ASSE 6040 Medical Gas Systems Maintenance Personnel
  • ASSE 6050 Medical Gas Systems Instructors
  • ASSE 6055 Bulk Medical Gas/Cryogenic Fluid Central Supply Systems Instructors

* Available training and certification courses vary per training provider


Resources

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Questions?

Contact the ASSE International Professional Certifications Coordinator at janice.mcnellis@asse-plumbing.org for more information about ASSE 6000.


 

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