A Medical Gas Installer certification candidate is a qualified individual who can demonstrate competence within their scope and will be proficient in and experienced in the installation of medical gas and vacuum systems covered by the ASSE Series 6000 Standard. Installers include anyone who works on or installs piping or components, including brazers. A qualified Medical Gas Installer may perform these tasks alone, or through the supervision of other individuals.
In addition to knowledge of product installation, a Medical Gas Installer is required to have a general knowledge of the applicable laws, codes, rules, listing agencies, and regulations from the federal, state, and local levels pertaining to medical gas and vacuum systems as well as knowledge of product performance, system and system component testing, documenting and recording, and medical gas terminology.
Medical gas systems and equipment covered in the ASSE Series 6000 Standard include health care facilities within the scope of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code. 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 installer is only permitted to install medical gas systems. Maintenance, inspections, and verifications require additional credentials.
Prerequisites for the Exam:
1) Candidates must have a minimum of four (4) years of documented practical experience in the field of installation of plumbing or mechanical systems.
2) Candidate shall have completed a minimum 32-hour training course conducted by a Medical Gas Systems Instructor certified to ASSE Standard 6050. (This course meets these requirements)
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