Sterile Processing Technician
The Sterile Processing Technician certificate program is a distant learning program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for entry-level work as a sterile processing technician. Potential Students must have access to a laptop or desktop to successfully complete the Sterile Processing Technician Course. The program focuses on basic sterile processing concepts and professional proficiencies. Students are required to demonstrate proficiency of skills through completion of 400 hours hands-on work experience or achieve a passing grade of 70 or higher after completion of the Sterile Processing Technician program, as well as successful completion of the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam administered through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) or The S.P.D. Technician Certification exam administered through The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD), exams developed to measure the understanding of general sterile processing and infection prevention topics and indicates that the student is competent to perform the role of a sterile Processing Technician. Students will be responsible for setting up and obtaining the 400 hours of hands-on training or having place of employment sign off on hands on hours. Graduates of the Sterile Processing Technician program will be required to recertify annually or every five years through completion of continuing education requirements. Students are encouraged to purchase membership through AORN who provides guidelines for perioperative practice. A membership can be purchased at aorn.org. The student rate is $20.00.
Prerequisite courses & other requirements for admission to program/course:
Applicants must be 18 years of age. Applicants must be able to read, write, and understand English. Applicants will have (6) six months from date of enrollment to complete the course
Upon receiving online pre-registration and down payment all necessary course documents will be scanned and emailed to the student. Books will be mailed directly to address provided on enrollment document. Student must meet course deadline for which month he/she wishes to get started. See academic calendar.
Day, Times, Length of Program and Fees
6 Months to completion
400 total clinical hours for IAHCSMM certification before or after course completion
The Sterile Processing Technician program is a self-study distant learning course which makes learning convenient for the busy student. As a student, you can work at your own pace pretty much whenever you choose as long as the course is completed (6) six months from the start date. Students will be provided monthly feedback on progress.
Tuition and Fees:
Non-refundable registration fee: $50.00
Tuition paid in full: $550.00 +$50.00 Registration Fee
Tuition prepayment plan: $700.00 + $50.00 Registration Fee
Both include books/supplies and Shipping fee
Prepayment Plan: 1st PAYMENT $375.00 2nd PAYMENT $375.00
Other Fees Not Included: Certification Exam $125.00, IAHCSMM Membership Fee $60.00
AORN Membership (Student) $20.00
Total cost for program Paid in full $600.00 Prepayment Plan: $ 750.00
Installment Step 1: Includes the purchase course materials registration and shipping fees. We will ship your course materials as soon as your payment is processed. You are welcome to begin studying the materials as soon as you receive them. You will not have access to the online classroom materials until the final payment is made (see step 2).
Installment Step 2: Final Payment. You have (2) two months from the date you purchase your course materials to pay the second installment of $375 and be officially enrolled into the course. Final copy of enrollment agreement will be provided and you will gain access to online course materials. If final payment made after 4pm on Friday-Monday at 9am CST. Your payment will be processed during business hours on Monday by 10am CST and no later than 4pm CST
If the second payment is not received within (2) two months of the first installment, the opportunity to enroll will expire. Candidate keeps the course materials. Student will have to pay to re-enroll.