Examination Policies and Procedures
All IAHCSMM certification exams are administered exclusively through Prometric Testing.
Prometric has a global network of site-based testing facilities, giving convenient access, as well as a wide selection of times and dates for testing, to test takers anywhere in the world. The partnership between IAHCSMM and Prometric offers the only secure, daily examination process within the Sterile Processing field.
Exam appointments cannot be made with the testing company without first submitting an application and payment to IAHCSMM and then receiving your scheduling information. Applications must be mailed or faxed to IAHCSMM Headquarters (applications and payment cannot be submitted by phone.) Once received, your application will be reviewed to determine completion of all eligibility requirements. You will be notified if any documentation or information is missing that requires you to resubmit your application.
Scheduling an Exam
Once your exam application has been received and processed by IAHCSMM you will be sent the information necessary to schedule an exam date with Prometric, either by phone or online.
When you receive your Scheduling Letter/Email verify all information for accuracy. If any changes need to be made to your name they must be done before scheduling an appointment. Your first and last name(s) as listed on your letter/email must match exactly the name presented on your identification at the testing center. Middle names/initials are not important and will not be checked. For example:
|If the Name on Your ID is:||Then it Should Appear as:|
|John A. Doe||John Doe|
|Jane B. Doe-Smith||Jane Doe-Smith|
|John C. Doe Jones||John Doe Jones|
|Jane Ann D. Doe||Jane Ann Doe|
|John E. Doe Jr||John Doe Jr|
|J. Francine Doe||J. Francine Doe|
You may schedule an appointment to take the examination at your convenience any day the testing center is open (typically at least 6 days a week) within your 90 day testing eligibility. Please be aware that no extensions will be granted, regardless of circumstance.
You must schedule an exam a minimum of 48 hours prior to your desired test time. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis, and it is strongly recommended to schedule all appointments at least 45 days earlier than your eligibility expiration. If you wait to schedule until the end of your eligibility you may face seating limitations and even run the risk of your local center not having any openings, thereby forfeiting your exam fee.
A confirmation letter can be printed or emailed from the Prometric website after you make your appointment. The confirmation letter is for your records and is not required in order to take the examination. Applicants are solely responsible for making and keeping their scheduled examination appointment date. Your exam appointment can be verified via Prometric's website or toll free number.