CDME Eligibility Prerequisites

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Your ability to serve patients at a DME facility is essential to your profession. But providing a device does not guarantee your patient’s ability to properly use it. Being a DME specialist requires you to not only provide devices, but also effectively educate your patient on how to successfully use what you have provided to improve the patient's quality of life.

That is why you as a candidate are required to have a period of experience at a DME facility to be eligible to take the exam. While education is fundamental to learning your practice skills, the DME experience you bring to the exam is indispensable.

 

Eligibility Prerequisites for the DME Specialist Certification

Education Requirement

To be eligible to take the DME specialist examination, an applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

DME Experience Requirement

An eligible candidate will have a verifiable minimum of 500 hours (approximately 13 weeks of full-time work) of documented experience at a DME facility. For auditing purposes, attestation from a supervisor should be maintained and kept readily available.

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