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Online Sterile Processing Technician Bootcamp

Sterile Processing Technicians are in high demand, offering numerous job prospects and pathways for career advancement.

Whether you're just starting out or aiming to elevate your healthcare career, Health Tech Academy's online certification program prepares you for the skills, competencies and certification prep to get a job or get promoted.

Your path to a better future starts now.

Program Length

16 Weeks



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Get the knowledge and skills to launch your career as a Sterile Technician, working alongside doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals during hands-on medical procedures.

  • Acquire skills in setting up and organizing surgical instruments for medical procedures
  • Understand and apply proper sterilization methods to ensure clean conditions in the medical environment.
  • Develop the ability to support surgeries by managing instruments and supplies during procedures.
  • Gain knowledge in monitoring patient vital signs during surgeries and promptly reporting any abnormalities.
  • Learn to maintain meticulous records of sterile processing procedures, including instrument and supply usage.
  • Understand and implement correct disposal procedures for used materials and equipment based on established guidelines.
  • Ensure cleanliness and proper maintenance of sterile processing areas after each procedure.

Begin the Self-Paced Bootcamp

Schedule your 1-1 Coaching Sessions

Complete your Learning and Assessments

Begin your Exams Preparation Course

Pass the Industry-Recognised Certification

Continued Support from Mentors and Career Services

About the Sterile Processing Bootcamp

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration and payment
Cost & Included Materials

Cost & Included Materials

  • $3,450
  • Self-Paced online Program
  • eBooks: CRCST Book Set - 9th Edition by HSPA
  • National Certification Exam Fee
Student Services

Student Services

  • Mentorship from expert coaches
  • HSPA Certified Sterile Processing Technician (CRCST) Certification Exam Prep
  • 6-month post-program access to career coaches
Clinical Requirements

Clinical Requirements

  • 400 hours of hands-on Central Services experience to be completed within 6 months of passing the exam

We are committed to guiding you every step of the way including the completion of the clinical requirements. However, please note that the responsibility to complete these requirements lies with you. We recommend researching for job posts and state requirements to ensure a seamless transition into the workforce upon graduation.

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The above pricing estimate covers a 12-month payment plan, excluding a down payment.

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What Will I Learn?

Our Sterile Processing Technician Bootcamp seamlessly integrates online self-paced learning with hands-on training, ensuring you're job-ready in just a matter of weeks.

  • Course 1: Introduction to Sterile Processing
  • Course 2: Medical Terminology
  • Course 3: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Course 4: Microbiology
  • Course 5: Infection Prevention
  • Course 6: Assembly
  • Course 7: Decontamination
  • Course 7: Sterilization

Download the syllabus to view all courses and requirements.

Preparing for the Sterile Processing Technician Certification Exam (CRCST)

Enroll in our online program, guided by expert coaching, to ready yourself for the nationally-recognized Sterile Processing Technician Certification (CRCST) offered by the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA).

Student Support Resources

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    Education Resources

    1:1 Coaching, E-Books, Online platform, Procedure Videos, Skills Checklist, Practice Exams and Welcome Kits.

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    Job Placement Resources

    Resume building, Interview preparation, Professional profile building, LinkedIn Optimization, Employability Training and Soft Skills Development.

Meet Your Sterile Processing Instructor

  • Emmanuel is a dedicated Supervisor at Northshore University Health System, overseeing the Sterile Processing Department. With a background that spans from volunteering at Swedish Covenant Hospital to six years at Northwestern Medicine, he has accumulated a wealth of experience. Concurrently earning his Bachelor's in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, he pursued his passion for improving patient care through sterile processing. Emmanuel holds certifications including CFER, CRCST, and CSPDT, and has mentored numerous students in the field, instilling a commitment to excellence.

Career Possibilities for Sterile Technicians

Sterile Processing Technicians are in high demand, with job opportunities expanding daily. Health Tech Academy's bootcamp equips you for employment in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and various healthcare facilities.

Retail Pharmacies


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Retail Pharmacies

Hospitals serve as the primary workplace for Sterile Processing Technicians, pivotal in maintaining sterile conditions and efficient instrument processing. In this dynamic environment, Sterile Processing Technicians play a crucial role in equipment preparation, ensuring sterility, Lead Capture Form (sticky form that follows scroll throughout whole page) and executing precise instrument sterilization procedures. As integral members of the healthcare team, they make substantial contributions to maintaining a sterile and safe environment, ultimately impacting patient care positively

Average Annual Salary: $39,600

Hospital Pharmacies

Diagnostic Laboratories

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Diagnostic Laboratories

Sterile Processing Technicians also thrive in diagnostic laboratories, overseeing the precise sterilization and preparation of medical instruments. Their role ensures the integrity and cleanliness of surgical tools, directly contributing to the efficiency and accuracy of medical procedures.

Average Annual Salary: $42,220

Online and Mail Order Pharmacies

Offices of Physicians

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Offices of Physicians

Within physicians' offices, Sterile Processing Technicians take on crucial responsibilities, emphasizing the meticulous sterilization and preparation of medical instruments. Their pivotal role revolves around ensuring the cleanliness and readiness of surgical tools, directly impacting the efficiency and precision of medical procedures. As essential contributors to the healthcare team in these settings, Sterile Processing Technicians uphold stringent standards in instrument preparation, enhancing the overall quality of patient care.

Average Annual Salary: $ 38,030

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

Outpatient Clinic

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Outpatient Clinic

Sterile Processing Technicians in outpatient clinics manage the intricacies of instrument sterilization, inventory control, and quality assurance. Their attention to detail guarantees
that all equipment is properly sterilized, allowing healthcare providers to deliver high-quality care without compromising patient safety. Through effective communication with medical teams, these technicians ensure that the right instruments are readily available for various outpatient procedures

Average Annual Salary: $ 47,710

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*All salaries according to 2021 estimates released by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.




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Sterile Processing Technician Bootcamp FAQs

What do Sterile Processing Technicians do?

Sterile Processing Technicians are vital members of the healthcare team, specializing in the thorough sterilization of medical instruments to ensure patient safety. Their responsibilities include cleaning instruments, conducting quality control checks on sterilization equipment, managing sterile supplies, and communicating effectively with medical teams. They play a crucial role in maintaining a sterile environment for various medical procedures, contributing to the overall success and safety of healthcare practices.

What is CRCST certification?

CRCST (Certified Sterile Technician) certification is a nationally recognized credential awarded by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). It signifies the proficiency of Sterile Technicians in the field and is achieved upon successful completion of an approved Sterile Technician Bootcamp program. This certification attests to a Sterile Technician's competence in various aspects of sterilization, including cleaning instruments, conducting quality control checks on sterilization equipment, managing sterile supplies, and communicating effectively with medical teams. Holding the NHA CRCST certification demonstrates a high level of expertise and enhances career opportunities in the healthcare industry.

Can anyone take the Sterile Processing Technician certification exam?

No, not anyone can take the Sterile Technician certification exam. To be eligible for the CRCST certification exam, individuals must meet specific requirements. These typically include completing an approved Sterile Technician program and ensuring hands-on experience in the field. Eligibility criteria may vary by state, and some states may have additional requirements that candidates must fulfill before taking the certification exam.

How do I get my CRCST certification?

Upon successful completion of our Sterile Processing Technician Bootcamp, you should reach out to the support team at HTA which will give access to the certification exam voucher, once all the payments are clear. This certification validates your expertise and qualifies you as a Certified Sterile Technician, setting you on a path to excel in the healthcare industry.

Are Sterile Technicians healthcare professionals?

Yes, Sterile Processing Technicians are integral healthcare professionals who play a critical role in the sterilizing the medical equipment and managing sterile supplies. They collaborate closely with the medical teams to ensure the safety and cleanness of the medical rooms and patients. Their responsibilities encompass maintaining sterile environments, upholding ethical standards, and contributing to the overall quality and safety of healthcare services.

What technology do I need to complete Health Tech Academy’s Sterile Processing Technician Bootcamp?

Our Sterile Technician Bootcamp is conducted entirely online, so you will need access to a computer and a reliable internet connection to participate in the program successfully.

How long is the Sterile Processing Technician Bootcamp?

Health Tech Academy's Sterile Technician training program is designed to be self-paced and can typically be completed over the course of 16 weeks. This duration is significantly shorter than many other programs, providing you with a faster path to acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to excel as a Certified Sterile Technician.

Will the Sterile Processing Technician Bootcamp help me get a job

Absolutely! Sterile Technicians are in high demand within the healthcare industry, and Health Tech Academy is dedicated to supporting you in launching your career. Our team of career coaches will guide you through the certification process, assist with resume building, and provide mock interviews to enhance your job-seeking skills. Completing our bootcamp and earning your CRCST certification significantly improves your prospects of securing a position as a competent and skilled Sterile Technician. However, please note that we will help you in the process, the responsibility for securing a job lies with the student.

How much do Sterile Processing Technicians make?

Salaries for Sterile Technicians vary based on factors such as certification status, experience, and geographic location. On average, a Phlebotomy Technician can expect to earn between $35,000 and $45,000 annually. Health Tech Academy's Sterile Technician Bootcamp enhances your earning potential by equipping you with sought-after knowledge and skills, offering career mentorship, and preparing you to obtain the industry recognized CRCST credential.

Do I need healthcare experience to start the Sterile Processing Technician Bootcamp?

No, prior healthcare experience is not a requirement to begin our Sterile Technician Bootcamp as this is an entry level field. Our program is tailored to accommodate learners from diverse backgrounds and provides the necessary skills and confidence to kickstart a successful healthcare career as a Certified Sterile Technician.


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