“Techniques in Sterile Processing” is designed to prepare the student to successfully complete the International Certification Examination for CS Technician. The course provides students with information and principles upon which they may base decisions and work in the field of Central Service and Surgical Services.
The course material will include sterilization, processing, packaging, identification, inspection, handling, assembly and usage of all instrumentation. Also welcome are persons presently employed in Central Service, Operating Room, Ambulatory Surgery, and Supervisors responsible for these areas.
This course will be taught on Saturdays starting February 8th, 2020.
Classes will be from 8:30am to Noon
every week for sixteen weeks except Holidays.
Because of space constraints we may
accept only the first 20 paid applicants into the first class. All students will receive a letter of acceptance. If you would like to take the class online then please contact Harley Berlant at firstname.lastname@example.org
A non-refundable Registration fee of $200.00 per person must be received before registration can be confirmed. All financial arrangements for the program can be madeat the first class for the Tuition fees.
Tuition for the course is $500.00 plus Registration fees. This price includes the course manual, workbook, custom review sheets, supplemental reading materials, refreshments, outline, and certificate. Discounts are available for 3 or more from one facility contact
Creative Consultants for details.
There is a clinical requirement of 400 hours at a primary care facility prior to taking the International Certification examination or up to 6 months after graduation.
The course will be held at the
North Shore Medical Center
1100 NW 95th Street
Parking is available, and it is FREE. For directions please call
How do I register for the class?
Fill out the application form mail it in with the $200 registration fee.
How long is the class?
15-18 weeks depending on the holidays.
How much is the class?
The registration is $200 and must be sent in with the application. The Tuition is $500 and can be paid off during the class.
Are there jobs available?
There are many jobs at this time. We will advise all students of recent openings at the time they become available. We are notified of openings before they are made public in open job boards. You must apply for any job you may want.
How much does career in SPD pay?Locally they pay $10 - $16 per hour for a starting salary. The pay depends on experience and the size of the hospital. Certified applicants can get more, depending on the facility and the manager. There is an annual salary survey by SterileProcessing.org on the internet.
Can I work anywhere with a certification in SPD?
It is Internationally recognized certification.
Why should I attend the Seminar?Networking with others in the field. First notification of openings.Early exposure to what the field of SPD involves.
When do I need to start getting my continuing education credits for re-certification?
As soon as possible. Use a folder to save any and all educational programs you attend.
Can I get my CEU's/Points online?Yes! There are several sites to get them and many are free. You have to get them one at a time, but the major websites such as IAHCSMM.org and Sterileprocessing.org, have the most information on the subject. Some other websites for education are: SPSMedical.com and other companies such as Kimberly-Clark, KEM medical and 3M.
What if I lost my certificate?
Contact us with your graduation class, name, location and date and we will mail a copy of one out to you for $20.00.
Are all educational programs approved?
NO! Most unfortunately are not, so contact the organization ASAP and find out how to get them approved.
Harley D Berlant, PA, CRCST, CIS, CHL, has over 35 years’ experience in the field as a manager, consultant, lecturer, and author. Mr. Berlant has taught Central Service classes for over 30 years and remains active in the IAHCSMM organization. He has lectured across the country from Miami to Hawaii. He has successfully taught coursesnationally and internationally! He last worked as the Associate Administrator at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Mr. Berlant is currently a consultant living in South Florida.
This course is designed for anyone interested in getting into the field of
Central Service/Sterile Processing. All students must read and write English.
FL. Creative Consultants
North Shore Medical Center- Tenet
This training course is
For anyone interested in learning more about the reprocessing department.
Graduates will be eligible to
sit for the International
You can make a payment for the Sterile Processing Class here. You can pay the $200 deposit to reserve your spot or make payments as you go.