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How to become certified in hyperbaric medicine


We get a lot of calls each week about how to become certified in Hyperbaric Medicine.  Below are steps you could follow if you are interested in seeking privileges to practice hyperbaric medicine at your facility.  

Step 1

Attend a hyperbaric basic training, Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine - a 40-hour course.

Our Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine basic training course is approved by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT).

The hyperbaric basic-training course that we provide at Wound Care Education Partners meets CMS requirements for Physician Supervision and Billing.


Step 2 (Physicians)

Privileges to practice hyperbaric medicine are granted by your facility. Check with your facility's requirements to earn privileges. 

Become Boarded in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM). Physicians can obtain board certification in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine through the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), with a current certification from one of the 24 primary member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Physicians must submit an application to the board through which they are certified. Physicians certified by an ABMS member board other than ABEM and ABPM and who fulfill the eligibility criteria must apply to ABPM. Upon successful completion of the examination, certification is awarded by the board through which the physician submitted the application. Find more details on the UHMS website here


Step 2 (Nurses and Technicians)

Earn your  CHT or CHRN (or equivalent) added qualification. 

CHT® is not an entry-level qualification, rather an additional certification beyond the applicant‟s qualifying profession (refer to qualifying pathway list below).

CHT Qualifying Pathways

1. Respiratory Therapist 

2. Physician Assistant 

3. Active Duty Military Corpsman 

4. EMT/Paramedic 

5. Registered Nurse or LPN 

6. Nurse Practitioner 

7. Physician

Learn more about how to become a CHT or CHRN here


Step 3 - Take Action Now!

Are you ready to take action now and register for an Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine 40-hour basic training course? 

If YES, enter your name and email below to receive access to our most up-to-date list of courses taking place across the U.S. 


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