Sterile Processing Technician

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Secondary school diploma, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Biomedical Technology/Technician. 150401


A. Course Objective: Intent: To provide students with entry-level training that will prepare them to function in the sterile processing and distribution areas of healthcare facilities. The Program provides students with knowledge of surgical instruments, microbiology, medical equipment, surgical terminology, storage and distribution, as well as the skills required for sterilization and decontamination.

Requirements: None Prerequisites: HS Diploma or GED, Entrance Exam Timeline: 35weeks (Days)

B. Total Cost of Program: $12816(tuition: $11644; registration fee: $150; textbooks: $632; uniform: $165, Tech Fee:225, Certification Exam: $125)

C. Provide a list of all books required for the program: Cengage Practical Computer Literacy, Channing Bete -Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook, Lippincott -Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Pro/RN 7E, Channing Bete -Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Lippincott-Custom Career Prep, F.A. Davis -Differentiation Surgical Instrument 2nd Ed, IAHCSMM -Instrumentation Resource Course: Identification, Handling and Processing of Surgical Instruments; Bundle, IAHCSMM Central Service Technician Manual & Workbook, 8th Ed Bundle, Cengage- Surgical Instrumentation, 1st Ed, Bundle, IAHCSMM- Inspecting Surgical Instruments: An Illustrated Guide, 1st Ed.

D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program: None

E. WIA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification: Name: Stacey Nottingham Email: Phone number: 602-265-7462

F. Direct Website link to the program:

G. Additional information: • Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: No

• Other requirements needed: None

H. Refund Policy and/or a link to policy on provider’s website: Refunds are calculated on the tuition and registration fee only. No refunds will be due on textbooks, uniforms and supplies. Full refunds will be issued in the event courses/programs are discontinued. Refunds for a cancellation are made within 30 days from the date of cancellation. A cancellation fee is not charged if the applicant cancels the enrollment within 3 business days of signing an Enrollment Agreement, but prior to starting classes. 1. A student terminating training within first 10% of enrollment period is entitled to a refund of: 90% less $100 cancellation charge. 2. A student terminating training after 10% but within the first 30% of the enrollment period is entitled to a refund of 70% less $100 cancellation charge. 3. A student terminating training after 30% but at or within the first 60% of the enrollment period is entitled to a refund of 40% less $100 cancellation charge. 4. A student terminating training after 60% of the enrollment period is not entitled to a refund. I. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each) • Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector) Yes or No: Yes, The Central Sterile Processing Program is a recognized training program by the International Association Of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) • Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials) Yes or No: No; Career Pathway: N/A • Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies) Yes or No : Yes • Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school) Yes or No: Yes -Accrediting Agency and link to website: Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools;

Credential Attainment Rate: TBD


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Pima Medical Institute

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Phoenix Campus-13610 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Ste 102

Local WIB

5 - City of Phoenix, Phoenix Workforce Connection

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Federal Financial Aid

Refund Policy

Refer to Program Synopsis

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


Testing/Exam Fees


In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees

$225.00 Tech Fee

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$11,644.00 NA

Registration Fee


Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

31-9093.00Medical Equipment Preparers
$12.82 per hour
Required Certification: IAHCSMM

Provider Status



13610 N. Black Canyon Hwy #102, Phoenix, Arizona 85029

Phone Number

(602) 265-7462

Fax Number

(602) 266-8398

Last Updated

Apr 19, 2021


May 25, 2017