Frequently Asked Questions

Q Why is Continuing Education important?

AContinuing Education is important because it keeps certified individuals abreast of changes in the industry, new and emerging technologies, and informed on policies that directly impact the Central Service/Sterile Processing department.


Q Why did IAHCSMM stop random auditing of points?

A To better ensure that all certified members are completing their required continuing education, IAHCSMM stopped doing random auditing in 2001, and began requiring submission of points from all currently certified members.


Q Where can I get Continuing Education?

AIAHCSMM offers an online lesson plan grading system for a nominal fee. By purchasing pre-paid credits through our online store, you can then read and take quizzes on our website. Your grades are immediately sent to IAHCSMM electronically and applied to your account.


Q Are there other options for Continuing Education?

APlease refer to the pdfPoint Submission form for a complete listing of options available for continuing education.

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Healthcare Central Service Materiel 
Management (IAHCSMM)

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