HSPA (formerly IAHCSMM) began formal certification of Sterile Processing (SP) technicians in 1971 to provide a mechanism for individuals to be recognized as having the necessary competence to perform their duties within a Sterile Processing environment.
- 1 What does IAHCSMM stand for?
- 2 What is the difference between Cbspd and IAHCSMM?
- 3 How do I verify my IAHCSMM certification?
- 4 What is IAHCSMM Crcst?
- 5 How many questions are on the Iahcsmm exam?
- 6 What is the passing score for Crcst exam?
- 7 How hard is the sterile processing test?
- 8 What is the difference between Cbspd and Crcst?
- 9 What is a Cspdt certification?
- 10 How much is the IAHCSMM?
- 11 How long does it take to get IAHCSMM certification?
- 12 What chapters are on the IAHCSMM exam?
- 13 How do I pass sterile processing certification?
- 14 How much is the Crcst exam?
What does IAHCSMM stand for?
International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management
The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) is the premier association representing healthcare Central Service/Sterile Processing (CS/SP) professionals worldwide.
What is the difference between Cbspd and IAHCSMM?
CBSPD is a certification body. IAHCSMM is a certification body as well as a full-service membership association. CBSPD’s technician certification program is accredited by NCCA. IAHCSMM’s technician certification program is accredited by NCCA and ANSI.
How do I verify my IAHCSMM certification?
In addition to the hard copy of the certificate, individuals or their employers can verify a certification status by visiting verify.myHSPA.org, and entering the individual’s last name and HSPA ID #. You can then print a “Letter of Verification”.
What is IAHCSMM Crcst?
IAHCSMM offers the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification, which is designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to provide competent services as a Central Service Technician.
How many questions are on the Iahcsmm exam?
Content & Composition of the Examination
The CIS exam has a total of 150 multiple choice questions. This includes 125 scored and 25 unscored (pretest) questions.
What is the passing score for Crcst exam?
70 or higher
What Score Do I Need to Pass the Certified and Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) Exam? A score of 70 or higher is required to pass this challenging exam.
How hard is the sterile processing test?
According to IAHCSMM, out of 8,289 CRCST exams taken in 2019, 77% passed the test. The exam is not a walk in the park! You’ll need to be well-prepared both academically and professionally to pass the exam and become certified.
What is the difference between Cbspd and Crcst?
The certification from CBSPD is called the Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT). The certification from IAHCSMM is called the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST).
What is a Cspdt certification?
The C.S.P.D.T. certification exam is the introductory certification for Sterile Processing staff. Completion of the exam indicates that a technician is competent to perform the role of a Sterile Processing Technician.
How much is the IAHCSMM?
The fee for IAHCSMM Membership is $50 USD. Payment must be submitted, along with this application, in the form of : Credit Card (US & Non-US), USD Money Order (US & Non-US), or Check (US only.)
How long does it take to get IAHCSMM certification?
Once HSPA has received your complete exam application, please allow 3-4 weeks for processing. After your application has been approved, an exam window of 90 days will be opened for you to take your test.
What chapters are on the IAHCSMM exam?
Content & Composition of the Examination
- Cleaning, Decontamination & Disinfection.
- Preparation & Packaging.
- Sterilization Process.
- Patient Care Equipment.
- Sterile Storage & Inventory Management.
- Documentation & Record Maintenance.
- Customer Relations.
How do I pass sterile processing certification?
To be eligible for the CSPDT exam, students must meet one of the following requirements:
- Completion of 12 months of full-time (or equivalent part-time) hours performing SPD activities with provided verification.
- Completion of a Sterile Processing Technician Training Course with a passing grade of 70 or higher.
How much is the Crcst exam?
CRCST certificants are required to recertify annually through completion of continuing education requirements. The examination fee within the United States and Canada is $125 USD.