DME Specialist Certification (CDME)

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DME Specialist (CDME)

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Profession Overview

What is a Certified DME Specialist?

The CDME demonstrates broad knowledge of the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) industry. 

What does a Certified DME Specialist do?

The CDME helps with basic repairs, troubleshooting, and home inspections for DME products like oxygen, transfer systems, enteral supplies, and wound care. Trained and certified DME specialists are highly valued in the DME industry as an assurance to patients and referral sources of professionalism and quality care. The CDME Scope of Practice provides greater detail regarding the role of a BOC Certified DME Specialist.

What advantage does a DME supplier gain by having a CDME on staff?

  • Differentiation in the market;
  • Management of risk;
  • Criteria for evaluating potential employees;
  • Limiting of fraud, waste, and abuse;
  • Increase in customer satisfaction;
  • Assurance for referral sources; and
  • Medicare human resources management standards require that technical personnel be knowledgeable, competent, and trained in order to deliver products. A CDME will provide additional assurance of compliance. 


How to Become a CDME?

Exam Preparation Resources Candidate Handbook

To become a CDME, you will need to:

Please consult the CDME Certification Process for full details on how to become certified.

Continuing Education

Once you have earned CDME credential, you will need to demonstrate your commitment to professional growth by earning continuing education credits. The DME field is dynamic and evolving. Ongoing learning throughout your career is essential to keeping up with the latest technology and process improvements in your profession. You can submit your CEUs online and view your CEU record immediately at MyBOC, your personal web portal. 


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