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)
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Nurse Practitioner (NP)
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
- Medical Assistants (MA)
- Veterinary Assistant
- Diver Medical Technician
Step 3: Complete 480 Hours of Hyperbaric Practice
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.