General Requirements All Diver Medic students may be required to actually work in the hyperbaric environment. This may be during an actual patient treatment run and/or a training run.
All students will be required to operate the hyperbaric chamber during training and/or during actual patient treatment runs.
All NBDHMT students will be required to conduct medical procedures inside the hyperbaric chamber while it is under pressure. These procedures would include a physical and neurological examination, starting an IV/IO, performing an IM injection, and inserting a Foley while maintaining a sterile field.
NBDHMT Student Requirements
The National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology requires that all student hold a current Emergency Medical Technician certification or equivalent.
Students must also hold a valid "Work Under Pressure" certification or current diving medical. The "Work Under Pressure" certificate can be issued by our clinic physicians following an examination.
NBDHMT Board Certification Examination
Candidates for NBDHMT certification as a Diver Medical Technician will be able to sit for the NBDHMT examination on the last Friday of the initial training program. This examination will be administered on-site by a NBDHMT examination proctor.
Students must bring a copy of their Emergency Medical Technician certificate or license to class. This, along with all other required paperwork will be sent to the NBDHMT with your completed examination. Additionally, a check in the amount of $125.00 drawn on a US bank made out to NBDHMT, or a credit card is required for payment of the NBDHMT DMT application fee.
IMCA Diver Medic Training
Candidates for the IMCA Diver Medic certification must hold a current IMCA Diving Qualification and a valid commercial medical to be considered for IMCA Diver Medic certification.
The IMCA approved Diver Medic certification is a 2 year certification.