The Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician examination, commonly known as the CBET exam, is one of the most respected assessments for prospective healthcare workers. Success on this examination requires consistent and diligent study for months in advance.
The CBET exam covers the following content areas: anatomy and physiology (about 13% of the exam); public safety in the health care facility (about 17%); fundamentals of electricity, electronics, and solid-state devices (about 17%); medical equipment function and operation (about 26%); and medical equipment problem solving (about 27%). Within each of these content areas, there are several subjects that must be studied thoroughly. For instance, the anatomy and physiology content area includes questions on body systems, organs, blood, and terminology. The questions in this section of the CBET exam generally relate closely to the precise information required to perform as a biomedical equipment technician. In the public safety in the health care facility section, meanwhile, the questions center on the following areas: electrical, chemical, radiation hazards, biological, fire, and codes and standards. You will need to perform extensive research on the various and particular dangers relevant to practice as a biomedical equipment technician. As in the other areas of the examination, the questions have been tailored to the real issues confronting a practicing technician. The CBET exam was developed by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.