Online Sterile Processing Technician Certification

Take the first steps towards a career as a sterile processing technician with Penn Foster’s Sterile Processing Career Diploma. As a student in our program, you’ll be prepared to sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).¹

Why Become a Sterile Processing Technician?

Sterile processing technicians are a crucial member of any hospital central services team and many types of medical facilities. They’re responsible for maintaining a sterile environment and preventing patient infection. Sterile processing technicians earned an average salary of $48,300 in 2019 and the field is expected to add over 7,500 jobs through 2029, which is a much faster growth rate than other jobs!²

Why Choose Penn Foster College?

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Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
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A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you’re not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
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Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare to become a Sterile Processor.
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Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
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Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
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Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Sterile Processing students in the Penn Foster Community.

Why Choose Penn Foster College?

clock icon.
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
trophy icon.
A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you’re not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
clipboard and pencil icon.
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare to become a Sterile Processor.
thumbs up with signs icon.
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
iphone with settings gear icon.
Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
street signs icon.
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Sterile Processing students in the Penn Foster Community.

Sterile Processing Course Details

Our Sterile Processing courses cover topics such as the duties and requirements of sterile processing technicians, fundamental practices and procedures for aseptic technique, HIPAA privacy regulations, and more.
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Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

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Sterile Processing Tuition

With our flexible, affordable payment options, you can start to prepare for a great job as a sterile processing technician with our online training today.

Where Can I Work as a Sterile Processing Technician?

Sterile processing technicians are essential to the maintenance, storage, distribution, and sterilization of medical instruments. Many technicians work alongside physicians and surgeons, registered nurses, and other healthcare workers at hospitals, outpatient care centers, physicians’ offices, and other medical facilities.
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Get started today on your path towards becoming a sterile processing technician with Penn Foster College’s accredited, online program.

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