The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) announced the addition of a new certification for the durable medical equipment specialist.

The new certification leverages BOC’s expertise in the individual certification field with their knowledge of the durable medical equipment (DME) industry, gained through more than 20 years experience with DMEPOS accreditation. The certified DME exam will be offered business days and some Saturdays at testing locations nationwide, and candidates will receive their results instantly, according to a press release.

The certified DME specialist (CDME) will provide equipment delivery and set up, basic repairs and troubleshooting, and patient education.

“In introducing the DME specialist certification we bridge our two major programs, certification and accreditation,” Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, president and chief executive officer of BOC, stated in the release. “The addition of the CDME is another example of how BOC fulfills our promise to the allied health community to ensure safe practice environments.”

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