A Medical Gas Inspector certification candidate is a qualified individual who can demonstrate competence within their scope and will be proficient in and experienced in inspecting installations of medical gas and vacuum systems covered by the ASSE Series 6000 Standard. Inspectors include any individual who inspects the installation of medical gas and vacuum distribution systems. A qualified Medical Gas Inspector may perform these tasks alone, or through the supervision of other individuals.
In addition to knowledge of product installations, a Medical Gas Inspector 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 inspector is only permitted to inspect medical gas systems. Maintenance, installation, and verifications require additional credentials.
1) Candidate shall be employed by a governmental unit as a plumbing and/or mechanical inspector, or as an administrator of such inspector; or be a person regularly involved in the design, inspection, verification of medical gas systems or be a 6010 installer.
2) Candidates shall have a minimum of two (2) years of documented practical experience or any combination of the above
3)Candidate shall have completed a minimum 24-hour training course conducted by a Medical Gas Systems Instructor certified to ASSE Standard 6050
4)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).