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Do I have to take an exam after I complete this program to practice as a sterile processing technician?

Yes, if you wish to become credentialed and practice as a sterile processing technician, completers must take and pass a national certification examination administered by the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution ( The exam is scheduled and taken outside of the Owens Campus. To maintain this credential registrants must submit 100 hours of continuing education to the CBSPD every 5 years.


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