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Q: Why is Continuing Education important?
A: Continuing 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: In the past, although all certified members were required to complete continuing education for their respective certifications, only a percentage of randomly audited members were asked to submit their continuing education points each year during the re-certification process. 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?
A: IAHCSMM offers an online lesson plan grading system for a nominal fee. By purchasing activation codes 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. You will not need to submit any extra paper work if you complete 12 online lesson plans (for CRCST)
Q: Are there other options for Continuing Education?
A: You can refer to the Point Submission form in the download section of the website or Additional Resources under the Re-Certification area