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Certification Information

  • The DMERT Group is a non-profit group tasked with setting the benchmark of DME repair standards through industry collaboration.
  • This certification will be launched in three different levels
    1. LEVEL 1: Basic medical equipment from walkers and manual wheelchairs to hospital beds, scooters and Group 2 consumer power chairs. Click here to learn more about DMERT- approved Level 1 courses.
    2. LEVEL 2: CRT manual wheelchairs, Group 3 power chairs and basic seating adjustments and installation. DMERT- approved Level 2 courses are anticipated to be available by the end of 2018. 
    3. LEVEL 3: Technician trainer able to teach in community colleges or any other approved training venue. DMERT- approved Level 3 courses are coming soon.
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Certification Level 1

Level Technician Exam Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
&
  • 2,000 hours of work experience (within 3 years) as a repair technician in the durable medical equipment (DME)/home medical equipment (HME) industry
  • 10 hours of CECs/CEUs from approved course
or
 
  • 1,000 hours of work experience (within 3 years) as a repair technician in the DME/HME industry
  • VGM/U.S. Rehab approved technician training course/program for DMERT-approved Level 1 training. Click here to learn more about DMERT-approved Level 1 courses.
    Exams may be retaken immediately following, if the student fails the first time; however, if the student takes the exam a second time and fails, they must wait 30 days before they can take it a third time. (The fee for exam retakes is significantly less than the initial cost of the first exam.)
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Certification Level 2

Level 2 Technician Exam Requirements

  • Completed DMERT-approved Level 1 courses
  • 2,000 hours of work experience (within 3 years) as a repair technician in the DME/HME industry
  • 10 hours of CECs/CEUs from approved course
or
 
  • 1,000 hours of work experience (within 3 years) as a repair technician in the DME/HME industry
  • VGM/U.S. Rehab approved technician training course/program for DMERT- approved Level 2 training. DMERT- approved Level 2 courses are anticipated to be available by the end of 2018. 
    Exams may be retaken immediately following, if the student fails the first time; however, if the student takes the exam a second time and fails, they must wait 30 days before they can take it a third time. (The fee for exam retakes is significantly less than the initial cost of the first exam.)
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Certification Level 3

Level 3 Technician Exam Requirements

  • Completed DMERT- approved courses (Levels 1 and 2)
  • 4,000 hours of work experience (within 3 years) total as a repair technician in the DME/HME industry
  • 20 hours of CECs/CEUs from approved courses
All training opportunities can be found here »

Testing

Testing & Testing Locations

  • To sit for each exam you must check with the testing company FIOS DME Repair and Training for additional information and testing locations
  • The test will be broken up into two parts
    1. THEORY EXAM: this will cover the basics of the DMERT- approved courses. Click here to learn more and to purchase the theory exam.
    2. HANDS-ON EXAM: this exam will be completed at sites set up in each city designed to test the technician on all applications of the theory exam content.
    3. Exam details are available at this website.
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Training

Training Options

There are a few options for training for the certification exam and CEU/CEC requirements.

  • U.S. Rehab Tech Training: Four times a year, U.S. Rehab travels throughout the country providing a three-day, hands-on intensive tech training program that can provide as many as 18-20 hours of hands-on tech learning from as many as five major manufacturers. Click here to learn more.
  • DMERT- approved Courses: The DMERT Group offers three different levels of certification to establish standardized training guidelines. Click here to learn more.
  • Online: U.S. Rehab and the major manufactures have online classes that can be taken for CEUs as needed. 
All training opportunities can be found here
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Training

Certification Registration

  • The DMERT Group is the non-profit certification group that manages all the requirements and standards upheld by the industry and testing group.
  • Once a technician receives a pass on the theory and the hands-on exam, they may complete their registration by enrolling with the certification body.
  • Once enrolled, the technician agrees to uphold the standards and code of ethics set forth, as well as the continuing education requirements each year to remain in good standing.