Central Service Technical Training is a comprehensive, self-study course in central service and sterile processing, designed to prepare central service, operating room, infection control, and material management employees to succeed on the IAHCSMM examination and become Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST).
The course fee include the IAHCSMM 8th edition Central Service Technical Training Manual and one year of access to course materials. A six-month extension can be purchased if necessary.
The Workbook is not included in the course fee by default. All content in the workbook is included in the online course materials. If desired, select the workbook during checkout and the manual and workbook will be sent in one shipment.
A refund is available if requested within thirty (30) days. However if the online course is accessed no refund will be offered. The refund does not include the shipping and handling cost, and materials must be returned in new condition.
To obtain your certification, a 400-hour on-site externship in Central Service Technical Training is required. Purdue University has partnered with College of Biomedical Equipment Technology (CBET) to provide externship opportunities at select locations. This externship provides central service, operating room, infection control, and material management employees firsthand experience at an approved healthcare facility.
Please visit CRCST Technician Externship for more information.
Please note: This course is preparation for the IAHCSMM CRCST certification exam; passing a course does not equate to Certification. Please visit IAHCSMM's Website for more information. To see the certification application, click on [PDF] CRCST application.
Purdue is committed to making its programs accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation or special assistance for this program due to a disability, please contact us at 765-496-1422 or 1-800-830-0269.
Please note: We are unable to ship your course materials to a P.O. Box in the United States, so please include a street address when registering.