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.
This certification is administered in accordance with the American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE) Series 6000. Copies of this standard may be obtained by contacting ASSE at (708) 995-3019, or at http://www.asse-plumbing.org/.
A Medical Gas Generalist is NOT permitted to install medical gas systems.
1) No documented experience is required for the ASSE 6005.
2) Candidate shall have completed a minimum 24-hour training course conducted by a
Medical Gas Systems Instructor certified to ASSE Standard 6050
3) All candidates MUST obtain a copy of the NFPA 99 2021 edition in print or digital form. It
may be obtained here: https://catalog.nfpa.org/NFPA-99-Health-Care-Facilities-Code-
P1134.aspx (Be sure to select the 2021 edition).