Steps to Obtain Certification

STEP 1
Download and review the pdfIAHCSMM Certification Handbook and review the exam-specific application and criteria for the certification you wish to achieve (shown on pages 5-10 of the Handbook). (See Certifications below)
STEP 2
When you're ready to test, submit the application form and exam fee ($125 USD for those testing in the US or Canada and $150 USD for those testing internationally). Each application and fee is good for one exam attempt.
STEP 3
Once your application is approved, you will receive an exam scheduling letter and email with instructions on scheduling your exam within your given 90-day eligibility window. (For a list of testing locations visit www.prometric.com/iahcsmm).
STEP 4
Take your exam. You will receive immediate pass/fail results at the Prometric testing center. IAHCSMM will also mail you your pass/fail results following.
STEP 5
Upon passing your exam, you will be mailed a certification package within 2 weeks. Your certification will be valid for 1 year.
STEP 6
Maintain your certification annually by submitting Continuing Education (CE) points and certification renewal fees.
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About IAHCSMM Certification Exams

All IAHCSMM certification exams are administered exclusively through Prometric Testing. The partnership between IAHCSMM and Prometric offers the only secure, daily examination process within the Sterile Processing field. All exams are computer based and no writing instruments are needed (a paper and pencil version of the exam is not available.) The tests are comprised of 150 multiple choice questions and you will have 3 hours in which to complete them. Questions can be marked for review and answered or changed later in the exam. A 15 minute tutorial describing how to take the exam on the computer precedes the test and is also available online, here.

For detailed information on IAHCSMM Certifications, please review the pdfCertification Handbook.

Need Assistance?

For further questions, please contact the IAHCSMM Certification Team:
Toll Free: 800.962.8274 x110
Direct: 312.440.0078 x110
Fax: 312.440.9474
Email: certification@iahcsmm.org