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A board-certified hyperbaric technologist must complete a
National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT) approved introductory course. As part of the clinical internship, they must also complete the Transcutaneous Oxygen Monitoring (TCOM) Module. They require 480 hours of clinical work experience in undersea, hyperbaric medicine or aviation medicine technology, 40 hours of which need to be formally supervised.
Certified hyperbaric technologists need to receive continuous education according to the advances in the field and also in decompression theory. They must be regularly updated on the main aspects of the diseases that will be treated in the chamber.
NBDHMT set the standards for introductory training courses, evaluate certification programs and promote professional development. The
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is an international, non-profit organization serving members from more than 50 countries, including Canada. The society is the primary source of scientific information for diving and hyperbaric medicine physiology worldwide.