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Sterile Processing technician training and certification prep

Every healthcare facility that provides patient services relies on sterile processing techs for the meticulous cleaning and preparation of medical instruments. In fact, these tech roles are growing fast—and that growth is driving strong demand for qualified professionals with practical sterilization skills.

Our online Sterile Processing technician training online program focuses on the real-world skills you need to fill this essential role in the medical world. Training for this career path may afford you opportunities in nearly every part of the world, so location is not an obstacle to employment. Complete the course in as few as four months to earn your diploma and be prepped for your certification exam.

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  • Easily afford this API Program Name program with our no interest monthly payment options
  • Fit study around your life with our flexible online study model
  • Upgrade your career prospects and achieve your goals


Professional certification

Our Sterile Processing technician certification prep includes the cost of the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) Certification exam*. Certification validates your skills and identifies you as credible and qualified.

What you get

  • IAHCSMM Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam (a $125 value)**
  • Textbook: Central Service Technical Manual
  • BinderTM mobile app for taking your learning materials on-the-go
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

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Job opportunities

As demand increases for medical exams, tests, and procedures, the U.S. Department of Labor projects medical equipment preparer careers will grow as much as 10% to 14% by 2026***, making it an excellent time to enter the field.



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Quality career training that doesn’t break the bank.


Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Our Sterile Processing technician training online is designed to convey the real-world principles and processes that professionals use in many medical settings. Whether you are just starting out or want to enhance your knowledge in the healthcare field, taking an online sterile processing course like ours—that includes the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management Certified Registered Central Service Technician Certification exam—will pave the way for you to start a worthwhile career.

Yes! All students in our Sterile Processing technician training online program receive personalized career assistance. We'll help you create an impactful resume, prepare for interviews, and explore job opportunities that may be available in your area.

Unlike other sterile processing technician programs, we allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to complete your Sterile Processing technician certification program. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

Related programs

Sterile Processing technician training is valuable for developing skills in the medical field. Explore similar studies or continue your education with another course in our range of affordable, flexible, and accredited career programs in healthcare.

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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