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Practical Experience Pathway

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Involved

Workforce Development Focus

Workforce Issues Addressed


American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians (ASATT)

Other: Uncertified Anesthesia Technicians

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Providing educational opportunities for healthcare professionals to become more specialized in their occupation; Increasing the training available to current healthcare professionals


The Practical Experience Pathway is a process for uncertified anesthesia technologists and technicians to become eligible to take the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT)'s National Certification Exam. Candidates for the Practical Experience Pathway must have at least 5 years of work experience, complete Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 and General Chemistry with at least a "C" grade, and complete a minimum of 40 continuing education credits / coursework in order to take the National Certification Exam. The Practical Experience Pathway was created in response to the shortage of credentialed anesthesia technology professionals.

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