Sterile Processing Career Diploma
Penn Foster

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 Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA), the cost of which is covered in your tuition.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Penn Foster is accredited by:

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

Penn Foster High School, Penn Foster Career School, and Penn Foster College have all met the high standards of integrity and performance set by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 

Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited for non-degree granting postsecondary programs, and Penn Foster High School is accredited for grades 9 through adult, by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools.

Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

All Penn Foster programs are affiliated with DANTES, which qualifies U.S. military personnel for tuition reimbursement.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Open Admission