The IAHCSMM Certification Council shall commit to acting impartially in relation to its applicants, candidates, and certified persons. Certification decisions shall be made in accordance with policies and procedures. Policies and procedures affecting applicants, candidates, and certified persons shall be made public and shall fairly and accurately convey information about the certification program. The IAHCSMM Certification Council shall understand threats to impartiality that include, but are not limited to, self-interest, activities from related bodies, relationships of personnel, financial interests, favoritism, conflict of interest, familiarity, and intimidation. The IAHCSMM Certification Council shall periodically conduct a threat analysis to determine the potential - both real and perceived - of an individual or an organization to influence certification.
Those interested in becoming a CRCST can prepare in one of the following ways: