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CRCST Self-Study Lessons

- Certified Register Central Service Technician

Continuing Education for Central Service Technicians

About Self-Study Lessons

Self-study lessons help you maintain your IAHCSMM certification by providing ongoing education to keep you up-to-date on the latest information in central service. Each lesson features a three-page article exploring a practical, central service-related topic and a 15-question exam. You will receive two points from IAHCSMM for every self-study lesson exam graded by Purdue University that you complete with a score of 70 percent or higher (11 out of 15 correct). Two attempts to achieve a passing score are permitted per examination. You can expect to study two hours on each lesson.

These lessons should only be purchased by individuals already certified as a CRCST through IAHCSMM.

Six new self-study lessons are published annually, from March to January, here on the Purdue Online Web site and in the IAHCSMM Process magazine. Each lesson is valid up to three years after the publication date.

Lessons Enrollment

Individual Lessons: $15   Enroll for Online   Enroll for Print

Individual self-study lessons can be downloaded from our Web site and mailed in to be graded.

Purdue/IAHCSMM Self-Study Lesson Comparison
In addition to Purdue University, IAHCSMM is now offering online grading of self-study lessons on their Web site. The lesson articles are the same; however you have two attempts to achieve a passing grade with the Purdue grading option.

Self-Study Lesson Subscription: $75  Enroll for Online    Enroll for Print

The included lessons will be published throughout the year, from March until the following January. The subscription series price of $75 is a $15 savings off the regular $90 ($15 x 6 lessons) published price. Be aware you are purchasing some lessons that might not be available for several months.

  • Subscriptions By Mail - Simply read the article, complete the exam, and then mail or email the exam to Purdue Online to be graded. The mailing address is on the lesson.
  • Subscriptions Online - You will be provided a username and password to access your exams. When you have completed all six lessons, written documentation of your scores will be mailed to you.

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