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Q: What is the difference between Membership and Certification?
A: Anyone who works within a Central Service or Sterile Processing Department (Active) or has an allied connection with the department (Associate) can become a member of IAHCSMM. Individuals do not have to be certified to enjoy all of the benefits of membership. When certified individuals renew annually, point submissions renew the certification and payment renews the membership. Certified individuals can not renew or maintain certification without membership
Q: When are renewals due?
A: All membership and certification renewals are due before the expiration date on your membership card. You can also access your expiration date in the member portal located on the IAHCSMM website. Please note: Due to high volume, renewals for membership and certifications may take up to 30 days. We highly recommend submitting your payment and point submissions early to avoid any delays in the processing of your membership/certification renewal.
Q: When is CS Week?
A: CS Week is always the second full week in October, starting with the second Sunday.
For 2012: CS Week is October 14-20