Until now, initial and continuous education and training of hyperbaric centre personnel has not been defined on a pan European level. Now EBAss (European Association of Baromedical Nurses and Operators) is pleased to launch an Pan European accreditation scheme for initial and continuing education and training of personnel working at hyperbaric centres throughout Europe. This scheme will provide certification of hyperbaric personnel at the following levels:

  • European Certified Hyperbaric Chamber Operator (ECHCO), for personnel working with both Multi and Monoplace chambers
  • European Certified Hyperbaric Chamber Operator Monoplace, for personnel working with Monoplace Chambers Only (ECHCOM)
  • European Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (ECHRN)
  • European Certified Hyperbaric Intensive Care Nurse (ECHICN)
  • European Certified Hyperbaric Safety Manager (ECHSM)

and will be proof that personnel who successfully complete the examinations have demonstrated competence in their chosen field. The examination of the candidate is in two steps;

  • theory
  • practical

The theory examination is based on multiple choice questions as recommended by ECB/EBAss. All questions will be at the required level for the qualification according to the EBAss resource manual. Before progressing to the practical examination, the candidate needs to achieve at least 70% for the theory examination.
The practical examination will involve a practical situation/problem that the candidate will be required to solve. The recommended situations are listed by EBAss.
Following successful completion of the above the candidate can apply for certification of the ECB/EBAss. Successful candidates will be able to use this certification to prove competence when applying for positions in hyperbaric treatment centres throughout Europe.

All theory examinations must be taken online. To access the online examinations you will need to submit a application to the Accreditation President and pay for your online examination. Once your application has been reviewed and your payment received you will be emailed an enrollment key so that you can take your chosen exam.

Online examination