Did you know that AAMI has a new

Certified Industrial Sterilization Specialist (CISS) certification?

AAMI has developed a certification program that allows sterilization professionals to showcase their knowledge, experience, and devotion. An industrial sterilization specialist is a person who understands the principles of sterilization process development, validation, control and management as part of the manufacture of healthcare products.  C.G. Laboratories has an AAMI Certified Sterilization Specialist (CISS) on staff.

A CISS has expertise in the science of sterilization (including, but not limited to microbiology, physics, and chemistry), knowledge of sterilization processing, quality management   systems, risk management and regulatory requirements.  Recertification requirements for this certification are a combination of work experience and continuing education to demonstrate sustained competency and knowledge in the industrial sterilization field.
Russell Crum has 25 years of industrial sterilization expertise and specializes in both Ethylene Oxide and Moist Heat Sterilization:

  • Certified Industrial Sterilization Specialist: Ethylene Oxide (CISS-EO)
  • Certified Industrial Sterilization Specialist: Moist Heat (CISS-MH)

For more on sterilization and decontamination of medical devices see this page.

As of March, 2018, AAMI News reported only 23 people have earned the CISS title. Out of the 23, only 15 have completed the EO certification and only 2 have completed the MH certification.

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