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IAHCSMM: Instrumental to Patient Care

The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) is the premier association representing healthcare Sterile Processing (SP) professionals worldwide. Because SP professionals are responsible for cleaning, decontaminating, sterilizing, and distributing medical and surgical instrumentation, they are among the most vital contributors to the delivery of safe, high-quality patient care. For more than 60 years, IAHCSMM has been providing these professionals with the broadest range of certification and continuing education offerings available, along with the unsurpassed support that only a full-service membership organization can bring.

Certification Documents & Applications

  • CER
  • CIS
  • CHL [IAHCSMM is currently conducting a Pilot exam. Applications to resume regular testing will be available in late Fall, 2021.]
  • CHL Pilot [We have reached the capacity of applicants and are no longer able to accept additional applications for the Pilot exam.]

Renewal Documents

Suppliers Documents & Applications

Advertising and Marketing Information

Chapter News Submission Standards
Insertion Order
Rate Sheet
Spec Sheet

Continuing Education Approval Forms

Online CE Approval Protocol Form

Conference Exhibit Information

Exhibitor Prospectus
Vendor Marketing Guide

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.