Certification 3

CRCST Certification

Certified Registered Central Service Technician

The Central Service department, also known as Sterile Processing, provides vital support to all areas of patient care, and interacts with personnel from all areas of the hospital.  It is the center of all activity involving supplies and equipment needed for surgery and other patient care areas.

IAHCSMM offers the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification, which is designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to provide competent services as a Central Service Technician.

The current version of the CRCST exam will be available until Aug 31, 2018. A discounted pilot for the updated exam will be available from Sept 1-15, 2018. There will be a CRCST testing blackout from Sept 16 - Oct 21, and then regular testing will resume on Oct 22, 2018.

The CRCST Certification is accredited by both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).


International Association of
Healthcare Central Service Materiel 
Management (IAHCSMM)

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Suite 501

Chicago, IL 60601

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