Medical gas certification
A contractor offering to perform or performing medical gas installations, maintenance or repair must be licensed by our agency as a plumbing contractor.
Individuals working for a plumbing contractor performing medical gas installations, maintenance or repair must obtain a medical gas certification.
To obtain the certification, you must be a "certified installer." That means you have met:
The requirements of ASSE 6010 Medical Gas System Installers,
The brazing qualifications as defined in NFPA 99C
And are currently certified to this standard and qualification by National Inspection Testing Certification (NITC) or by a recognized third party agency.
Individuals who were a certified installer on Aug. 1, 2010, may apply for their certification whether or not they are a licensed plumber.
An individual who became a certified installer after Aug. 1, 2010, must have an active master plumber or journeyman plumber license to apply for medical gas certification.
The initial registration fee is $54.80. The renewal fee is $74.80.
Applicants who were a certified installer on Aug. 1, 2010, are required to submit a copy of documentation verifying certification on Aug. 1, 2010, a copy of their current certification card along with a completed medical gas certification application form.
Applicants who are licensed plumbers must have a current plumbing license along with a copy of their current installer certification card and a completed medical gas certification application form.
Continuing education required for renewal
Renewal of a medical gas installer certification requires four hours of continuing education instruction during the certification period.
The required instruction must pertain to the technical topics related to the installation, repair, or maintenance of medical gas systems per chapter NFPA 99 or Minnesota Statutes, section 326B.438. Approved continuing education courses completed to fulfill a plumber license renewal requirements may also be used to fulfill the medical gas certification renewal requirement.