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14 Weeks

Certificate Length

Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) Certification

Available Industry Certifications

What Does It Mean To Earn Your Industry Certification As A Sterile Processing Technician?

Through the Sterile Processing Technician Certificate, students are eligible for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) Certification. Full CRCST certification is obtained after acquiring 400 hours of hands-on sterile processing experience within six months of receiving your provisional certificate.

Students residing in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania are required to become certified within a state-mandated period of time after employment (range from 1.5 – 3 years). 


This industry certification ensure individuals can:

  • Use medical terminology and understand disease processes as well as the anatomy and physiology needed to ensure safety for future patients.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally to customers and provide excellent customer service.
  • Follow compliance standards such as HIPAA, OSHA, ANSI and AAMI.
  • Identify workflow processes for cleaning, decontaminating, preparing and packaging equipment and instruments.
  • Differentiate quality control and assurance methods as well as understand the importance of central service process documentation.


The Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (formerly IAHCSMM), is the premier association for Sterile Processing professionals worldwide for more than 60 years. HSPA has served more than 40,000 members and certification holders throughout the world.

Select The Right Training Certificate For Your Goals

Sterile Processing Technician

Learn how to prepare, sterilize, install, and clean laboratory or health care equipment in order to provide the safest environment for patients in hospitals, surgery centers, clinics and other health care facilities.


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Amanda Lynn is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand your certificate of study, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Amanda to learn more about your certificate, AdventHealth University and how to achieve your workforce development goals!


All courses and certification examinations are prepared and offered in English only. Special accommodations requesting translation services are not available for course participation or examination. Oral and written English proficiency is a requirement for course participation.

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