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STERIS Certified Pre-Owned 42-Point Certification Process

STERIS Certified Pre-Owned Equipment (CPO) is a portfolio of affordable refurbished medical equipment that delivers peace of mind with a two-year warranty. CPO equipment expands across multiple brands that undergo our unique 42-Point Certification Process. This process inspects equipment parts and functionality to ensure they are refurbished without compromise to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specifications. Learn more about this unique certification process, and browse available CPO surgical tables and accessories.

What is included in the STERIS CPO 42-Point Certification Process?


STERIS CPO's unique refurbishment process includes inspections through its rigorous 42-Point Certification Process to ensure quality equipment and adherence to OEM standards. STERIS Certified Pre-Owned Equipment is committed to preserving equipment lifecycles. Our program conducts a series of thorough inspections including:

  • Initial Functionality and Visual Inspections
  • Diagnostic Inspections
  • Power Source Inspection
  • Internal Inspections
  • Load Inspections
  • Final Inspections
Surgical Table being refurbished and inspected through a rigorous 42-Point Certification Process.

Conditional Replacement/Refurbishment

STERIS Technicians inspect equipment throughout the replacement and refurbishment stages from internal systems to exterior surfaces and components. The CPO process ensures optimal equipment operations and aesthetics to meet the OEM performance and quality standards.

Our 42-Point Certification process restores equipment as an all-encompassing service, including:

  • Accessory Rails
  • All Internal and Exterior Surfaces
  • Auxiliary Top Assemblies
  • Auxiliary Top Subassemblies
  • Circuit Boards
  • Column Surfaces and Coverings
  • Component Attachment Subassemblies
  • Component Mechanical Bearings
  • Electrical & Operational Switches
  • Equipment Casters
  • Electrical Connections Wires
  • Equipment Controls
  • Equipment Labels, Decals
    and Badges
  • Equipment Locking Parts
  • Equipment Locking Systems
  • Equipment Safety Sensors
  • Fasteners and Screws
  • Hydraulic Oil or Actuators
  • Hydraulic and Electrical Lines
  • Internal Base Cleaning and Resurfacing
  • Internal Movement Operating Components
  • Lower Mechanical Controls
  • Operating Subassembly Components
  • O-Rings, Seals and Gaskets
  • Painted and Enamel Surfaces
  • Patient Surgical Surfaces
  • Power Controls and Connections
  • Power Cords
  • Power Modules and Batteries
  • Skirting, Shielding, and Fluid Protection
  • Surgical Surface Pad Attachment Mechanisms
  • Surgical Surface Pads
  • Stainless Steel Coverings
  • Top Mechanical Subassembly Panels
  • Upper Mechanical Controls

How the 42-Point Certification Process Works

Throughout the certification process, STERIS Technicians follow rigorous quality control and equipment inspections. All aspects of refurbished equipment, from electrical and mechanical operations to physical aesthetics, are certified to meet OEM standards.

As STERIS CPO technicians refurbish a table, wearing parts or mechanical elements that break down over time or wear from general use are replaced. For example, when inspecting surgical tables, the bases and structural elements are completely resurfaced and meticulously repainted. STERIS CPO technicians determine replacement or refurbishment dependent upon the condition and function of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic components and surfaces.

Browse available inventory of certified pre-owned surgical tables and surgical table accessories, and request a quote from a STERIS Representative.

How the 42-point certification process works

CPO Equipment Warranty

STERIS CPO program offers a two-year warranty for all Certified Pre-Owned equipment. For an additional layer of protection, STERIS Service has over 900 Technicians in North America to help keep equipment operating at peak performance. Explore our service offerings to find a maintenance option. From 24/7 technical support to on-site trainings, our dedicated team STERIS Technicians help to improve equipment uptime which impacts facility productivity.


  • STERIS refurbishes Certified Pre-Owned Equipment to known or available OEM specifications and information, which may differ depending on the specific series or model of the product or date of manufacture or as determined by the OEM, and are subject to change.
  • STERIS Certified Pre-Owned Equipment may or may not include the original OEM resource materials (e.g. instruction manuals, guides, and other documentation).
  • For warranty information please see: Certified Pre-Owned Equipment Warranty