Certified and Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) Course & Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS)
As a Central Service technician, your primary responsibility is to ensure that all instruments used by the medical personnel in your healthcare facility are clean and sterile. This entails performing manual cleaning prior to sterilization, placing cleaned instruments in sterilizers such as autoclaves, and starting and monitoring sterilizers. You also examine equipment for defects and report problems to staff, test autoclaves and record the results, order supplies, assemble instrument trays, distribute supplies, and ensure that sterile supplies are within their expiration date.
To earn CRCST certification, candidates are required to successfully demonstrate skills through completion of hands on work experience as well as successful completion of an examination developed to measure the understanding of general central services and infection prevention topics. CRCST candidates are required to recertify annually through completion of continuing education requirements.
Our Central Processing Training Courses are conducted by IAHCSMM certified instructors and equip students with the necessary skills to meet the needs of potential employers in healthcare, and central processing.
“Sterile processing technician schools can teach you to carry out a number of the most critical safety tasks in the health care sector. Infections and illnesses can spread quickly, making the process of sterilization incredibly important."