Purdue University

Central Service Technical Training 8th Edition
Online / Correspondence 2018


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).

Course fees 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 fees. 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.

Correspondence students

  • are required to purchase the IAHCSMM 8th Edition Central Service Technical Training Workbook to complete the coursework on paper.
  • are required to take the final exam online. A paper final exam is not available.
  • can go through the course without accessing online materials.
  • can access all online materials if they choose.

400 Hours
Purdue University is unable to assist students in obtaining IAHCSMM's certification requirement of 400 hours of hands on training. The student will be responsible for setting up and obtaining that training on their own. If you have further questions or concerns, please visit the IAHCSMM's Website to locate a Chapter in your area. The Chapter may be able to assist you with this requirement.

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.

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Dates: Oct. 1, 2017 - Sep. 30, 2018 (Schedule TBA)
Course: 1586 172-00
Term: 18SDL
Section Number: 1
Schedule Number: 21164
Instructor(s): Thaddaeus Blossom, Kevin Flanagan, Jeffery Chicki, Caitlin Kuechle, Wan Huang, Kelli Jo Lank
Location: Distance
Enrollment Options: Price
Optional Fees: Price
IAHCSMM 8th Edition Workbook$55.00