Certification 3

Certification Renewal Overview

Certification maintenance is required for all IAHCSMM certification holders in order to promote ongoing learning and education. Thanks to frequent advances in medicine and instrumentation, the Central Sterile Profession, like most medical fields, is rapidly evolving. As such all IAHCSMM certifications are time-limited to one year, during which the certification holder must show they have pursued continuing education and development.

To remain valid, these certifications must be maintained through the certification renewal process of submitting Continuing Education (CE) credits and applicable renewal processing fees.  Certification renewals must be received no later than the last day of the anniversary month of your certification.  Any additionally held certifications will also renew that same month (and will require additional CE credits, but no additional fees.)

CRCST Renewals

Require 12 CE credits per year to renew and must focus on information and advancements relevant to the CS field and be of a technical nature.

CIS Renewals

Require current CRCST status plus 6 additional CE credits per year to renew and must focus on information and advancements relevant to the CS field and be of a technical nature.

CHL Renewals

Require current CRCST status plus 6 additional CE credits per year to renew and must focus on information and advancements relevant to management or supervisory topics.

CCSVP Renewals

Require 6 CE credits per year to renew and must focus on information and advancements relevant to the CS field and be of a technical nature.

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