Certified Registered Central Service Technician ( CRCST )
The Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification is designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to provide competent services as a Central Service Technician. The certificate is offered by International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM)
As far as government regulations are concerned, certification is currently required in New Jersey,New York,Connecticut and Tennessee . However, legislation that would require Central Supply technicians to be certified in other states are pending.
Job Outlook for Central Service Technicians
Th Sterile Processor career is in high demand. Because of a rise in the number of surgeries performed, there is an increase in the number of instruments and supplies used for these procedures. Central service is an emerging occupation and will expand as health care becomes more specialized
Central service technicians enjoy good pay with good benefits, a non-stressful work environment, and non-traditional work schedules. This career offers certified technicians the opportunity for advancement.
Hospitals will continue as the primary employer of central service technicians, though some employment growth is expected in offices and clinics of physicians, including ambulatory surgical centers, as well as nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Preparation for the Central Service Technician Certification Exam
You may purchase study materials and study on your own to prepare for the CRCST exam or enroll in a program. Currently, it is not a requirement to attend a formal training, but that may change in the near future.
Needless to say, our exam practice platform will prepare candidates to sit for the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) and IAHCSMM certification examinations
Questions on the CRCST exam will be based on these areas:
- Cleaning, Decontamination, and Disinfection
- Preparation and Packaging
- Sterilization Process
- Patient Care Equipment
- Sterile Storage and Inventory Management
- Documentation and Record Maintenance
- Customer Relations
There will be 150 multiple choice questions on the exam and you will have 180 minutes (3 hours) to complete.
There are hundreds of quality questions enough to cover the knowledge domains upon which the actual questions are based
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