How to Qualify as a Perfusionist

In order to practise, perfusionists must meet the following requirements:

A Suitable Degree
Complete a suitable Bachelor’s Degree in Science. It is relevant, but not mandatory, to have studied or majored in subjects related to perfusion science. These subjects will include physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, medical science, anatomy and like subjects.
Complete ABCP Training Course
Successfully complete the ABCP training course in perfusion theory and practice. It is required that, as a trainee, you be employed in an accredited hospital training unit. The course will take two to three years to complete.
Successfully Complete ABCP Examination

Successfully complete the ABCP examination to receive the Certificate of Clinical Perfusion awarded by the Australasian Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion

Complete Continuing Professional Development Requirements
Subsequently, complete the mandated Continuing Professional Development requirements and continuously meet the Profession’s ethical and standards requirements

College Documents and Guidelines here

Continuing Professional Development Information here

ABCP Structured Course in Clinical Perfusion here