Technician Candidate Bulletin
Our next exam will be
February 5th - 10th 2024
Applications will be available the first week of January in the candidate bulletin below.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS
TUESDAY January 30th, 2024
The CBSPD publicly shares the latest Technician Exam Job Analysis Survey, to those interested in exploring the results.
The 2020 Technician JAS
***Please note: The application cannot be completed online, it must be printed and mailed for processing***
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 workplace setting for candidates includes any facility (i.e. hospital, clinic, dental office, physician’s office, Ambulatory Care Center, Ambulatory Surgery Center) where the described functions are performed. The Certificant Board considers this exam entry level testing for minimum competency. This examination is administered nationally and internationally.
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: CSPDT (Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution 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 SPD activities (provide verification signed by your manager on your exam application) ...OR
Completion of 6 months (each) of full-time employment or equivalent part-time hours in related allied health (clinical healthcare profession). as well as, performing SPD activities in SPD (provide verification signed by your Manager on your exam application) ...OR
Completion of a Sterile Processing Technician 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 SPD 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.
QUICK EXAM FACTS
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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Please note our address has changed, mail your application to:
1392 Hwy 22, Ste 1, Lebanon, NJ 08833
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.
|February6-11, 2023||Tuesday, January 31, 2023|
|May 1-6, 2023||Tuesday, April 25, 2023|
|August 7-12, 2023||August 1, 2023|
|November 6-11, 2023||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.