Sterile Processing Career Diploma


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

Accreditation: Penn Foster College has been nationally accredited for over 40 years, and has met the high standards of integrity and performance set by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) in Washington, D.C. Penn Foster College has been thoroughly reviewed and has earned several important accreditations and licensing. We also participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements




Why Choose Penn Foster?



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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Surgical Technologists

² Certification Exam Requirements: Certification prerequisites vary. Please check with IAHCSMM for their requirements.