You must wait 1-3 months to be certified, depending on the reason the pacemaker was placed. Certification is for 1 year; the following documentation is required: 

  1.  Clearance from the cardiologist
  2.  Documentation indicating the presence of a functioning pacemaker (not a defibrillator)
  3.  Documentation indicating completion of routine pacemaker checks.

A Defibrillator is an automatic disqualifier.