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IAHCSMM CRCST test

  • Topics covered on the CRCST certification test

    Topics covered on the CRCST certification test

    The CRCST  practice exam  is developed primarily from seven knowledge domains.

    The outline below is a list of topics that could be included in each test

    Cleaning, Decontamination, and Disinfection (Percentage Weight: 20%)
    Preparation and Packaging (Percentage Weight: 20%)
    Sterilization Process (Percentage Weight: 20%)
    Patient Care Equipment (Percentage Weight: 10%)
    Sterile Storage and Inventory Management (Percentage Weight: 10%)
    Documentation and Record Maintenance (Percentage Weight: 10%)
    Customer Relations (Percentage Weight: 10%)

  • practice exam website for IAHCSMM CRCST

    practice exam website for IAHCSMM CRCST

    If you are looking for a practice test platform to help you pass the CRCST certification exam on your first attempt, crcstexam.com offers you the best chance.

     

  • Can I take the CRCST exam before completing my 400 hours hands-on and vice-versa?

    You do have the option of testing before completing your hours. However, the 400 hours hands-on experience must be completed within 6 months of passing your exam. If you choose to test before the completion of your hours you will be granted Provisional Certification upon passing

  • How many questions on the CRCST exam?

    How many questions  on the CRCST exam

    The exam is comprised of 150 multiple choice questions and that must be completed in 3 hours with a 70% grade average

    If you fail the IAHCSMM crcst exam you must wait for at least 6 weeks before being allowed to take the test again

  • passing score for the CRCST practice exam

    passing score for the CRCST practice exam

    The minimum score required to pass the CRCST practice exam is 70%

  • Do I need to have formal training or enroll in a course before allowed to take the CRCST exam?

    You may take the exam based on your personal knowledge from experience on the field. It is not required that you take or pass a preparatory course in a classroom or online. Applicants can apply directly to take the exam without  enrolling in a course.

  • education requirement for Central Sterile Processing Tech

    education requirement for  Central Sterile Processing Tech

    The minimum education requirement is High School diploma or GED equivalent

     

  • Difference between IAHCSMM vs CBSPD

    Difference between  IAHCSMM  vs CBSPD

    The two main certifying organizations for sterile processing technician are the IAHCSMM and the CBSPD. Both require you to pass an exam.

    CSPDT certification is offered through the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).

    CRCST certification is offered through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM)

    Different hours of hands-on experience

    Different fee for exam

    Different testing centers. Prometric testing for CRCST vs Lasergrade/PSI testing center for CBSPD

    Different number of questions and time on the exam. CRCST (125 for 3 hours) vs CPSPD (100 for 2 hours)

    Different training material

    Different length of certification validity; CBSPD certification remains valid for five years, while IAHCSMM certifications are time-limited to one year, during which the certification holder must show they have pursued continuing education and development

    While you need to become a member in order to be certified by IAHCSMM, CBSPD does not require membership

  • CRCST vs CSPDT certification requirements

    CRCST vs CSPDT certification requirements

    Both require you to pass an exam and obtain hands-on experience
    Both require recertification through re-examination or a combination of work experience and continuing education
    Both certifications are accredited by The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). IAHCSMM has additional accreditation from American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

    The CSPDT certification exam is roughly two hours long and have 125 questions with a minimum score of 70% to pass.
    In order to take this exam you are required to complete a sterile processing technician training program or have at least 12 months experience as a full time sterile processing tech or 6 months experience in a related allied health as well as performing sterile processing or 12 months in a healthcare product sales or service related to sterile processing.

  • Free CRCST certification exam questions

    Free CRCST certification exam questions

    To help you ace the CRCST exam, crcstexam.com has formulated thousands of questions, some of them free of charge to help you pass the exam on your first attempt

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