The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management provides four certifications to assure competence of Central Service professionals. The IAHCSMM certifies individuals who work with medical instruments in a hospital and vendors who provide equipment to a hospital.
The Certified Registered Central Service Technician certification recognizes a technician's skills in inspecting, cleaning, assembling, disassembling and packaging reusable medical instruments. The Certified Instrument Specialist certification requires CRCST certification and recognizes the technician's ability to also identify medical instruments. The Certification in Healthcare Leadership also requires CRCST certification and provides management certification for Central Service professionals.
The Certified Central Service Vendor Partner certification recognizes vendors familiar and compliant with CRCST processes to assure hospitals of the safety of the equipment provided.