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Certification Council

IAHCSMM is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. The IAHCSMM Board has established the Certification Council and granted authority to the Certification Council to independently make essential decisions related to standards, policies, and procedures of the certification program. These decisions are made independently of, and under no influence by, any other individual or business entity within or outside of IAHCSMM.

The Certification Council is responsible for the development of the requirements for eligibility, examination, and re-certification for the certification programs as established in the IAHCSMM Bylaws. The Certification Council has developed the certification program to increase the quality of patient care by recognizing competent central service technicians, instrument specialists, and healthcare leaders.

The Certification Council is solely responsible for essential decisions related to the development, administration, and ongoing maintenance of the certification programs. The Certification Council ensures that all application and eligibility requirements, examination development and administration, re-certification requirements, and all certification program policies and procedures are directly related to the scope of the certification programs as stated above. Issues that fall outside of the scope and purpose of the certification programs fall outside of the authority of the Certification Council.

For more details regarding the duties and composition of the Certification Council, please see the Duties & Responsibilities page.

The IAHCSMM Certification Council is now accepting nominations to fill three upcoming vacancies in 2018. Please click here for more information.

Certificant Council Nominations

The Certification Council is now accepting nominations to fill three upcoming openings, the terms and responsibilities of which are detailed on the nominations page:

Certificant Representative, 3 year term, 2 open positions

Certificant Representatives are voting members who serve to represent those who hold certifications granted by IAHCSMM and the Certification Council.

Industry Stakeholder, 2 year term, 1 open position

Industry Stakeholders are voting members who serve to represent stakeholder groups such as hospital administrators, infection control specialists, or representatives from such associations as AORN, AAMI, or AST.

Nominations may be submitted online, via the link below. Nominations will be accepted through Nov 14, 2018 and voting will take place the following week. Nominees will be notified of election results, and newly elected Council members will take office, during the first week of January. Individuals are welcome to nominate themselves or a colleague/co-worker. Individuals who accept a nomination will be asked to submit additional background information.

Online Certification Council Nomination Form

Visit the Duties & Responsibilities page for more information.

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