Sterile processing / Central service technician are one of the integral part of the Medical/Healthcare industry. The role of Sterile processing / Central service technician is to sanitise and prepare medical instruments and tools to prevent infection and also manage inventories and related areas in the medical industry.
1) Acquire a High School Diploma or an equivalent degree.
Minimum Education required to become a Sterile processing / Central service technician is High School Diploma or GED; and you also must be 18 years or above, this is the eligibility criteria to get enrolled in a Qualified Institute. Sterile processing / Central service technician Programs vary from 8 months to one year depending on the school.
2) Pursue Certification program from a Qualified Institute
Do thorough research before you get enrolled in a Sterile Processing / Central service technician School, make sure that the school has a 100 percent pass rate for National Certification with the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM). These certifications are validated throughout the whole nation, you can work in any state of the US.
One such school that got a first-time 100% pass rate for IAHCSMM is Philadelphia Technician Training Institute which provides 8-month hands-on training and education program in Central and Sterile Processing. .
3) Obtain Internship –
Sterile Processing Technicians need to obtain an internship after classroom training, they have many opportunities in the healthcare industry, they can work in a hospital or a dental clinic or pharmaceuticals, etc.
Some training institutes provide career services that help in finding yourself an internship in the field. PTTI has great career services that have helped their students to achieve their goals. Hear from their student directly. –
4) Get certified for Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) or International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) or similar certifications.
These are the 2 certifications that you can obtain.
For CBSPD, you need to have completed a certified training course in Sterile & Central along with a grade 70 or above, or must have 1 year of employment experience.
For IAHCSMM, you’ll need to first acquire a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) for which you will need 400 hours of experience and need to pass an exam.
At PTTI, Along with training students can take the test, successful students will achieve a CRCST certificate.
Speak with our PTTI representative to know more about it, CALL 215-381-9403 or Contact us – https://ptt.edu/contact-us/