IAHCSMM actively seeks out relationships with healthcare companies and affiliated chapters to encourage continuing education in the Central Service field. With new product developments and technology increases growing at a rapid rate, there will always be a need of continuing education for IAHCSMM's members. For companies or chapters that already have quality educational or training programs in place, IAHCSMM can partner with the company to convey this information to our members and certificants by approving the program for credit value.
As of March 15, 2017, CEs will be approved for two years from the approval date. This change will only affect CEs approved from March 15, 2017 forward and will not be applied to CEs awarded prior to this date. If you have any questions, please contact Patti Koncur, Education Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$50 per submission request
Payment required prior to release of CE approval number. Payment waiver granted to IAHCSMM Chapters and Sterile Processing supplier companies with a current Premium or Professional package.
Overview & Steps for Submission
To encourage continuing education for technicians,
supervisors, managers and directors
To provide an avenue for maintenance of points for
recertification for all levels of certification
Application for Continuing Education (CE)
contact hours must be submitted a minimum of 6 weeks before the
start date of your educational offering
For full workshops and seminars: A sample brochure and/or
handout, clearly outlining program titles, objectives, and the
number of contact hours planned for each topic.
For print and online publications: a copy of the article or
module including post test, if applicable.
For presentations: a copy of the handout, outline, or PowerPoint
presentation that will be used. Please include a copy of the
post test, if applicable.
All submissions must include clear objectives and the
time allotted for each topic.
If the seminar is sponsored or co-sponsored by a vendor, or sponsored by
a non-affiliated chapter, there will be a $50.00 processing fee. (You
will be invoiced following approval.) There is no charge for CE approval
processing for IAHCSMM Partners and affiliated IAHCSMM Chapters
Notification of Approval
Approval/denial notification will be
forthcoming within 4 weeks of IAHCSMM receiving the complete Approval
Application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. The
educational offering will be assigned an approval number and the number
of approved contact hours.
Providers must include the approved number of
contact hours and the approval code on participant certificates.
Program approvals are valid for two years from date of approval. Programs to
be repeated, after the initial two year period, must be resubmitted to
receive approval for the following two years.
When submitting a previously approved program for renewal, please complete a
new Continuing Education Approval Protocol Form. Be sure to record the
previous approval code and include a copy of the program documentation (i.e.
article, brochure, self-study guide, etc.).
This commitment to advancing Sterile Processing knowledge, skill sets and professionalism is why over 37,000 members and certificants rely on IAHCSMM to keep them sharp, focused and abreast of the very latest standards, best practices and technological advancements impacting the SP profession.