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SDO: Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation


Primary Contact

Matthew Williams
Vice President, Standards
901 N Glebe Road Suite #300, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 1.703.215.8479

Organizational Overview

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation® (AAMI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of more than 10,000 professionals united by one important mission—the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology. AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for healthcare technology and sterilization professionals.

Scope of Standards Developing Activity

or more than 50 years, AAMI has been at the forefront in developing voluntary consensus standards, technical information reports, and other technical documents. These standards, developed through the coordination of volunteers from around the world, are used throughout the healthcare field to ensure the safe and effective production, distribution, and use of health technology.

The world of health technology changes fast. AAMI provides the latest skills and tools in Quality Systems and Risk Management, Human Factors, Industrial Sterilization, Software and AI, Healthcare Technology Management, Regulatory, and Expert Insight.

The AAMI Credentials Institute (ACI) maintains the certification programs for biomedical equipment technicians (CBET®), radiology equipment specialists (CRES®), healthcare technology managers (CHTM), and industrial sterilization specialists (CISS). Each certification requires a separate, complete application and a separate examination. Applicants may test in only one discipline per testing window, except for CISS. Candidates for CISS may take the core and specialty exams in one testing window.

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