Sterile Processing Technician Training

Sterile Processing Technician

With an increased focus on patient safety in healthcare, sterile processing technicians are in high demand. As one of these technicians, you’ll decontaminate, inspect, assemble, package and sterilize reusable surgical instruments or devices in a healthcare facility, so that they can be redistributed and reused safely on additional patients. This work is usually centralized in a special department of the medical facility.  

  • Average entry-level wage range:  $15 – $20 per hour  
Free training available to qualified candidates
  • We have partnered with Oakland County Michigan Works! to offer a Sterile Processing program, free to eligible candidates

Program Information

  • Dates:  January 2023 (two nights a week from 6-8 p.m.)
  • Location: Southfield Campus
  • Value: $2,000

What to expect

  • Focus: The Sterile Processing Technician training program is designed to give entry-level and incumbent healthcare workers the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to become certified as a Sterile Processing Technician. 
  • Certification: Following completion of this program, individuals will have the classroom knowledge required to sit for the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) Exam. 
  • Real-world experience:  It also includes 96 hours of onsite clinical experience in a sterile processing department at a partnering hospital. 
  • Employer Partners: Ascension, Beaumont, McLaren and St. Joseph Mercy Health System.

Application Requirements

  • Background check
  • Basic math & reading test
  • Tuberculosis clearance (TB Test)
  • Immunizations: MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Tdap, Influenza, COVID-19