Medical Gas Instructors train or teach installers, inspectors, verifiers, and healthcare facility maintenance personnel regarding medical gas and vacuum distribution systems. A Medical Gas Instructor certification candidate is a qualified individual who can demonstrate competence within their scope and will be proficient in and experienced in teaching and in the installation of medical gas and vacuum systems covered by the ASSE Series 6000 Standard. In addition to teaching experience and knowledge of product installation, a Medical Gas Instructor 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.
1) Candidates must have a minimum of ten (10) years of documented experience in the installation of piping systems or a minimum of two (2) years of documented experience in the installation of medical gas and vacuum systems
2) Candidates must have a minimum of two (2) years documented practical teaching experience.
3) Candidate shall have completed a minimum 40-hour training course conducted by a Medical Gas Systems Instructor certified to ASSE Standard 6050.
4) Candidate shall have a current 6010 Medical Gas Installer certification.
5) 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).