The Certified Medical Device Reprocessing Supervisor (CMDRS) Personnel Certification program has been developed by CSA Group in conjunction with industry stakeholders to provide assurance that an individual possesses the competencies deemed necessary to perform the job function of a Medical Device Reprocessing Supervisor. The certification is designed to complement accreditation programs for verification bodies.
The development of this certification is guided by the ISO/IEC 17024 standard. ISO/IEC 17024 is the global benchmark for organizations operating personnel certification programs and outlines the methods and procedures required to ensure the objective and unbiased assessment of a candidate’s knowledge, skills and abilities.
Passing the CMDRS examination will indicate that the candidate possesses the knowledge, skills and decision-making abilities necessary to practice the proper techniques for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of medical instruments and devices, in order to properly supervise the MDR staff.
Certified Medical Device Reprocessing Supervisors will be periodically re-assessed to ensure they remain up-to-date on technical developments and industry changes.
The CSA Group website will contain a registry of Certified Medical Device Reprocessing Supervisors.
To apply to write the CMDRS exam toward the Supervisor certification, candidates must satisfy the following prerequisites:
1. Proof of Medical Device Reprocessing Supervisor role through letter from Manager or HR; AND
2. Documented 100 hours of continuous learning in MDR in the past two years.
Please note: all information including references provided to CSA Group as part of the application process will remain confidential.
When your application is submitted and accepted by CSA Group, you will have 6 months to complete the certification process.
You will be permitted to challenge the written exam up to two additional times if necessary, for a total of three times per application. Additional sitting fees are applicable for second and third exam attempts as necessary.
Fees submitted with your initial application cover the application fee and one examination attempt.
Once you have passed the exam and have earned certification, you will be listed on CSA Group's People Search database of certified personnel.