School of Sterile Processing

Sterile processing may not be an area of healthcare commonly talked about, but it is an essential to any hospital. Sterile processing refers to the process that is used to clean, sterilize, prepare, process, store all medical and surgical supplies and equipment for patient care.

Start Your Career Here in Sterile Processing – We’ll Help You Earn your Certification!
St. Luke’s School of Sterile Processing is a six-month paid training program offering immediate access to employee benefits. Individuals hired into the program spend 40 hours a week in a dual education program. Two days a week are spent in a classroom setting and three days a week are dedicated to hands-on training.

Students who have successfully completed the program will be prepared and can sit for an International certification exam in order to become a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST). The exam can be taken through either Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) or a national certification through the Certified Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD). Certification is required by Pennsylvania law within 18 months of hire. Upon attaining Certification the employee will be eligible for an immediate pay increase.

Apply to the St. Luke’s School of Sterile Processing
You are eligible to apply as long as you have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Tuition to the program is waived with an 18-month employee commitment contract. Our current class is full. Applications will reopen on October 2, 2023 for enrollment in our January 2024 class.