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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 involves a multi-point inspection of equipment parts and functionality to ensure they are refurbished to STERIS Certified Pre-Owned Equipment Refurbishing Program standards. All CPO Equipment originally manufactured by STERIS is certified to meet OEM standards. 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. 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, and the Certified Pre-Owned Equipment undergoes a multi-point functionality inspection to ensure it meets STERIS Certified Pre-Owned Equipment Refurbishing Program 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 multi-point equipment inspections for all aspects of the refurbished equipment, from electrical and mechanical operations to physical aesthetics to meet STERIS Certified Pre-Owned Equipment Refurbishing Program standards. CPO Equipment originally manufactured by STERIS is 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.


  • The STERIS Certified Pre-Owned Equipment program is offered solely by STERIS and is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or supported by other Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). STERIS Certified Pre-Owned Equipment is refurbished by STERIS.
  • Product specifications and information could differ depending on the manufacturer, date of manufacture, product series, or model or as determined by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), and are subject to change. As a reseller of pre-owned equipment, STERIS refurbishes to any known or available performance characteristics for the specific series or model of product. All Certified Pre-Owned Equipment undergoes a multi-point functionality inspection and is certified to meet STERIS Certified Pre-Owned Equipment Refurbishing Program standards.
  • STERIS Certified Pre-Owned Equipment may or may not include OEM resource materials (e.g., instruction manuals, guides, and other documentation) or OEM parts.
  • For warranty information, please see: STERIS Certified Pre-Owned Equipment Warranty
  • Operations located in North America; STERIS Certified Pre-Owned Equipment is intended for sale within the Americas.
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