What is certification?
ICC Certification for the Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) is a formal recognition by the International Certification Commission for Clinical Engineering and Biomedical Technology (ICC) that individuals have demonstrated excellence in theoretical as well as practical knowledge of the principles of biomedical equipment technology.
In today's healthcare market, technology is paramount. The need for a workforce knowledgeable in the theory of operation, underlying physiological principles, and safe application of biomedical equipment is a central concern of many hospitals and companies. Certification demonstrates that successful applicants have the knowledge to ensure a safe, reliable healthcare environment. It also demonstrates to employers a significant commitment to career and competence.
The Board of Examiners for Biomedical Equipment Technicians, operating under the direction of the United States Certification Commission (USCC) and the ICC, maintains the certification programs for biomedical equipment technicians (CBET), radiology equipment specialists (CRES), and laboratory equipment specialists (CLES).
One certification is not a prerequisite for another. Each certification — CBET, CRES, CLES — requires a separate, complete application and a separate examination. Applicants may test in only one discipline per testing window.
- AAMI membership is not a prerequisite for certification.
- Achieving certification does not constitute AAMI membership.
- The ICC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, marital status, or physical disabilities.