Certification 3

Re-Certification Requirements

All certified individuals are responsible for submitting Continuing Education (CE) credits to renew each of their certifications annually. Continuing Education is to be accrued in hour increments:

1 hour equals 1 CE credit, ½ hour equals ½ CE credit, and ¼ hour equals ¼ CE credit.

CRCST certifications 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. CER certifications each require 6 CE credits per year to renew and must focus on information and advancements relevant to endoscopes and be of a technical nature. CIS and CCSVP certifications each 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. CHL certifications each require 6 CE credits per year to renew and must focus on either management/leadership techniques or information and advancements relevant to the CS field and be of a technical nature.

There are several ways of achieving CE credit and you may use any combination of hours accumulated. The following are the four categories of Continuing Education available, and further detailed information on each category can be found on the Continuing Education (CE) Submission Form.

SELF STUDY LESSON PLANS
         
1.  Online scoring of CRCST, CIS, or CHL quizzes by IAHCSMM
          2.  Written or online scoring of CRCST & CIS quizzes by Purdue University
          3.  Written or online scoring of Non-IAHCSMM/Purdue quizzes

IAHCSMM ANNUAL CONFERENCE; CHAPTER OR REGIONAL MEETINGS; CONFERENCES OR SEMINARS
          1. 
Attendance at an IAHCSMM conference or meeting
          2.  Attendance at a pre-approved non-IAHCSMM conference or seminar

TECHNICAL, COMMUNITY, OR SECONDARY COLLEGE COURSES
         
Completion of a college course applicable toward CS or job performance with a grade of "C" or better

IN-SERVICES OR STAFF MEETINGS
         
In-services or meetings relevant to CS or job performance

All CE submissions must be dated after your most recent renewal/certification date. CE submissions must also accompany the annual renewal fee of $50 (regardless of how many certifications are held.) Re-certification cannot be processed until all required CE documents and fees have been received.

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