ICHT Certification

The International Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (ICHT) certification indicates you have successfully completed a rigorous training program and passed a comprehensive exam certifying you have the knowledge and experience to safely and effectively operate a hyperbaric oxygen chamber.

This certification demonstrates you are among the best in the field of hyperbaric medicine.

Step 1: Pathways Accepted for Certification Training

Certification as a hyperbaric technologist is seen as a secondary/add on to an existing medical license.

The following pathways will be accepted for certification:

  • Physician (MD, DO, ND)
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Active Duty Military Corpsman
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Paramedic
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
  • Chiropractor
  • Medical Assistants (MA)
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Diver Medical Technician

Step 3: Complete 480 Hours of Hyperbaric Practice

You will need to practice what you have learned in the Introduction of Hyperbaric Medicine Training course. You must complete 40 hours of supervised clinical experience, followed by 440 hours of practical clinical experience. Your supervisor will need to submit a preceptor form and letter of recommendation verifying completion of the clinical experience requirement.

Step 4: Pass a Formal, Proctored Examination

Once all other requirements are met, you will be allowed to sit for the ICHT Certification Exam. Once passed, you will be entered into the ICHT registry as an International Certified Hyperbaric Technologist with the right and privileges associated with the certification.