Sterile Processing Career Diploma
Penn Foster College

Program Details

Sterile processing technicians play a vital role on hospital services teams. The Penn Foster Sterile Processing Career Diploma can prepare you to qualify for a job in the field.

You’ll cover foundational training in topics like:

  • Medical terminology
  • HIPPA requirements
  • Principles of aseptic technique
  • Bloodborne pathogens

And you’ll learn at your own pace — from home!
Penn Foster’s online, self-paced Sterile Processing training prepares you to understand the role of sterile processing technicians. This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required for entry-level work as a sterile processing technician. The program focuses on introductory sterile processing concepts and professional proficiencies. It will prepare students like you to execute the necessary activities that are performed daily in the sterile processing department. Graduates of the program can sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM), the cost of which is covered in your tuition.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Penn Foster College is accredited by:

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.

Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Open Admission