Medical Gas Training


Red Lion Medgas currently offers classes through
Medical Equipment Training and Certification, LLC (METC).

ASSE 6005 Medical Gas Systems Specialist

This 24-hour course is designed to provide interested personnel with the necessary information to understand the unique equipment, installation processes, and safety checks required for medical gas and vacuum piping systems installed in human health care facilities per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements.  NFPA 99 is the textbook.

This course is especially valuable for estimators, project supervisors, design engineers, and others who wish to learn about medical gas systems.  Company officers interested in bidding on medical gas installations are encouraged to take this course and learn about the specialized requirements needed to successfully complete these projects.  There is no minimum employment requirement for this course.

At the completion of the course, there is a standard written examination.  This course follows the requirements of the American Society of Sanitary Engineering ASSE 6005 professional qualification standard for Medical Gas System Specialist.

ASSE 6010 Medical Gas Systems Installer

This 32-hour course is designed to take the seasoned plumber/fitter and teach them the information necessary to install medical gas and vacuum pipeline systems in human health care occupancies, including hospitals, office-based occupancies, nursing homes, and outpatient care facilities.  Topics include all facets of equipment such as air compressors, vacuum pumps; valving and hangers, and testing are covered as well as a section on the special brazing requirements for medical gas and vacuum tubing. Practical training is included, including student coupons that are sent to outside laboratories for independent examination.  Topics also include the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  NFPA 99 is the textbook.

This course is mandatory in over forty states prior to working on any medical gas or vacuum system.  The student shall be at journeyman level or active in an apprentice program for at least four years.

At the completion of the course, there is a standardized written examination as well as a brazing practical in which students will be required to braze vertical and horizontal full-penetration joints on 1-1/2" tubing.  The brazing coupons will be tested by C.W.I. at an independent laboratory.  This course follows the requirements of the American Society of Sanitary Engineering ASSE 6010 professional qualification standard for Medical Gas Systems Installers.

ASSE 6020 Medical Gas Systems Inspector

This 24-hour course is designed for personnel who are employed by a governmental unit as a plumbing and/or mechanical inspector, or as an administrator of such inspectors; or as a person regularly involved in the design, inspection, or verification of medical gas systems per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements.  NFPA 99 is the textbook.

This course is designed to take the experienced inspector and teach them the specialized field of medical gas and vacuum installation.  Successful completion of this course will permit the instructor to evaluate installations of medical gas and vacuum systems for compliance with NFPA and other applicable codes.  The student shall have at least two years of documented practical experience.  The textbook is NFPA 99.

At the completion of this course, there is a standardized written examination.  This course follows the requirements of the American Society of Sanitary Engineering ASSE 6020 professional qualification standard for Medical Gas System Inspectors.

ASSE 6040 Medical Gas Maintenance Personnel

This program is specifically structured for individuals who are responsible for the maintenance of the medical gas and vacuum pipeline systems in health care facilities, and it is a 32-hour protocol following the American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) 6040 requirements.  Primarily designed to assist maintenance personnel who keep the vital life support systems of the facility in operation, this course will assist them in understanding the maintenance requirements of specific machinery and equipment.  For instance, this course is not designed to teach a student how to repair a medical gas outlet; rather, it is designed to teach a student to determine if an outlet needs repair and when to provide maintenance on a medical gas outlet or vacuum inlet.  The class will consist of a review of standards covering medical gas and vacuum system installations in health care facilities including photos of both proper and improper installations.  Textbooks for this class include NFPA 99 and the ASSE 6000 Series Qualifications Standards.  Other learning aids will also be utilized.  Attendees who successfully complete the written examination will be issued credentials to prove to accreditation agencies that advanced training has been received.  Candidates for this program will need to be employed or contracted by a health care facility, or actively engaged in working with medical gas and vacuum systems, and shall have at least one year minimum experience in the maintenance of these systems. 

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