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.