SCOPE OF PRACTICE - The population being certified by this examination consists of personnel who manage the reprocessing of medical and surgical devices and patient care equipment including decontamination, inspection, high level disinfection, preparation, packaging, sterilization, storage, and distribution for on-site and/or off-site facilities. 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 Hospitals (all sizes) and Ambulatory Surgery 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: CSPDM (Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Management).
Prior to the examination deadline, only ONE of the following requirements
MUST be met in order to qualify to take this exam.
Minimum of 24 months of full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience as a hands-on SPD Supervisor or Manager (provide employment verification signed by a Human Resources Representative on your exam application) ...OR
Minimum of 24 months of full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience in allied health (i.e. Surgical Technician) AND 24 months in SPD with successful completion of a Sterile Processing Management Course (provide employment verification signed by a Human Resources Representative on your exam application, as well as, your passing certificate from your Management Course) ...OR
Minimum of 36 months of full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience as a SPD Technician or Lead Technician AND successful completion of a Sterile Processing Management Course (provide employment verification signed by a Human Resources Representative on your exam application, as well as, your passing certificate from your Management Course).
Exam fee: $153
Convenience fees may apply
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 (listed 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.