Regular testing for the CIS is not currently available. Testing will resume on September 1, 2019.
(Please Note: Test results for the CIS Pilot exam will be released on July 31, 2019.)

Certification 3

CIS Certification

Certified Instrument Specialist

Technology changes. Standards update. Instrumentation evolves. The learning curve for Central Service professionals is steep and ever-changing, and the demands placed on them ever-growing. To help professionals stay abreast of rapidly changing medical technology, IAHCSMM offers the Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) exam, which tests knowledge and recognition of medical instruments, as well as reviewing instrumentation practice skills. The CIS exam will test your proficiency in the identification and cleaning of medical instruments, and upon completing and passing the exam you will hold the designation of Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS).

Full CRCST certification must be obtained prior to taking the CIS exam, and must be kept current to maintain your CIS certification.

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Healthcare Central Service Materiel 
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