CBET certification is recognized as a demonstration of competence for BMETs working in the HTM field. Certification through the AAMI Certification Institute (ACI) is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The Technical Services Partnership at the University of Vermont (UVM) will again be offering on a CBET Examination Review Course nationally. The review course developed by faculty and staff at UVM had been used internally resulting in 16 of 16 BMET staff passing the CBET exam over the past two years. The program and its success was published in the AAMI Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology article in the September/October 2016 column Bright Ideas:To Be the Best, Department Starts ‘Cert Now!’.
The course is set to begin September 5 with 1 hour webinar review sessions (2 Blocks are established) from noon to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Eastern) each week for nine weeks. The topics mirror those in the ACI CBET Certification Candidate Handbook. Material is provided weekly in advance for review.
The University of Vermont is also conducting day-long sessions at the NESCE Symposium October 24-26 if webinar attendees desire additional classroom training. Note, the registration for the NESCE Symposium is separate from the UVM online CBET Examination Review Course.
Go to the TSPCertNOW! website for more information and to register. Group discounts are available. Course registration also entitles you to a 10 percent discount on the AAMI BMET Study Guide. Registration is limited to 40 participants.
– The Technical Services Partnership at UVM is a nationally recognized healthcare technology management shared service formed in 1973 providing support for hospitals in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire. Certified staff have grown from 15 percent to 60 percent recently with certifications including CBET, CRES, CHTM and CCE with the latter category at 100 percent of staff. In addition to many leadership contributions to national and international organizations and publications, the Technical Services Partnership has been selected to publish nine Bright Ideas and Best Practice case studies in the AAMI publication Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology.
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