SCOPE OF PRACTICE - The population being certified by this examination consists of personnel performing sterile processing functions (i.e. cleaning, decontamination, high level disinfection, assembly and packaging, sterilization, sterile storage and distribution) of surgical instruments and devices. The Certificant Board considers this exam entry level testing for minimum competency. This examination is administered nationally and internationally. The workplace setting for candidates includes Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Ambulatory Clinics, dental offices, physician’s offices and Ambulatory Care Centers, where the functions described above are performed.
CERTIFICATION - Candidates who pass the exam will receive a certificate suitable for framing, a certification pin, and have their name posted on our website.
Passing Candidates may use the title: CASSPT (Certified Ambulatory Surgery Sterile Processing Technician).
Prior to the examination deadline, only ONE of the following requirements
MUST be met in order to qualify to take this exam.
Completion of 12 months of full-time employment or equivalent part-time hours performing Ambulatory Surgery Sterile Processing activities (provide verification signed by your manager on your exam application) ...OR
Successful completion of a related allied health (clinical healthcare profession) program (provide copy of certificate/grade from your instructor) AND 6 months employment practicing Ambulatory Surgery Sterile Processing (provide verification signed by your Manager on your exam application) ...OR
Completion of an Ambulatory Surgery Sterile Processing Training Course, with a passing grade of 70 or higher (provide copy of certificate/grade from your instructor) ...OR
Completion of 12 months of healthcare product sales or service related to the Ambulatory Surgery Sterile Processing profession (provide verification signed by your employer on your exam application).
Exam fee: $128
Disclaimer: The CBSPD does not discriminate among applicants as to age, sex, race, religion, national origin, disability, marital status or any status protected by law. The examination is only offered in English in the United States. Candidates must be able to interpret, speak, read and write English.
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HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE EXAM
Send in your application
Before starting, make sure:
- To Take notice of the title of your application, to confirm that you are applying for the correct exam
- Ensure that you check the eligibility requirement that applies to you (listied at the top of this page)
- Have an approved method of payment: credit card, business check, or money order.
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Select a test site and date
After acceptance of your application, you will receive an email or a postcard with information on how to schedule the date and location of your exam.
If you have not received your notification seven days prior to the examination window, contact the CBSPD office immediately.
|February 6-11, 2023||Tuesday, January 31, 2023|
|May 1-6, 2023||Tuesday, April 25, 2023|
|August 7-12, 2023||Tuesday, August 1, 2023|
|November 6-11, 2023||Tuesday, October 31, 2023|
Each of our four certification exams have a testing window of one week. Candidates can register to take the exam anytime during the window subject to availability at the test site selected. Any candidate in the U.S. may sign up for more than one different exam during the current one-week exam window.
The candidate may NOT sign up for the same exam more than once during any exam window. Please note that some test sites outside the United States will remain with paper and pencil examinations and the exams will still be offered 4 times a year.