With years of training and teaching under our belts and through our experiences, we have compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions with the answers.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly.
Central Sterile Supply Technicians are responsible for the cleaning, decontaminating, assembling, sterilizing, and distribution of surgical instrumentation, medical devices, and supplies needed in surgery and patient care.
According to cbsalary.com the average salary of Central Sterile Supply Technicians in the Philadelphia area is $40,000 and the US National Average Salary is $40,180.
Central Service Technicians find employment in hospitals, veterinary hospitals, surgical centers, dental clinics, and pharmaceutical companies. The occupations that a certification in Central Service and work experience qualifies a student for include:
- Central Service Technician, Lead Central Service Technician
- Central Service Coordinator, Case Cart Technician
- Case Cart Coordinator, Materials Management Technician
- Endoscopy Technician
SCT also provides the Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) Course Online, and the Certified Healthcare Leadership (CHL) Course
We provide technical and experiential hands on training to prepare our students for certification and employment as Central Service professionals.
Yes. The Central Sterile Supply Program has an online option and the Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) course is online.
The Central Sterile Supply Training program is two days a week for sixteen weeks. This is broken up into two eight week sessions. For more information please contact us.
Included in the training program students receive comprehensive instruction on current Central Service standards and regulations, field trips, hands on training, guest speakers, certification prep, and a 400 hour externship opportunity.
The CSS Training Program tuition cost is $2000. Books and fees are an additional $200.*Payment Plan available; Restrictions Apply
The tuition and fees are non-refundable. However, the tuition cost can be transferred one time to the next up-coming program if a student is unable to attend the current program that they have already paid for in part or in full. *Restrictions Apply
To enroll in the Central Sterile Supply Training Program a non-refundable application/registration fee of $200 must be paid in order to secure a seat in the next up-coming class. In addition, an application must be filled out and documentation such as state ID and immunization records must be submitted. For more information please contact us.
A student must pass each eight week session with at least a 70% GPA or higher. In addition, the student must pass the Central Service I and Central Service II course with a 70% GPA or higher.
Students who complete the CSS Training Program will be eligible to take the IAHCSMM CRCST Certification exam and if they pass, the student will receive a provisional certification. However, the student will still need to complete an externship of 400 hours within a Central Processing Department to maintain their certification.
SCT does provide assistance to our students with externship placement however, we do not guarantee that an externship position will be available at the time the student completes their training program. For more information on externships please contact us. *Restrictions Apply
No. Taking any of the courses provided by Sterile Concepts Technology, CRCST, CIS, or CHL does not indicate certification through IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management).
No. the certification exam is issued through IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management) and the application and fee for the exam must be submitted to IAHCSMM directly.
No, Sterile Concepts Technology does not provide job placement.
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