Welcome to CRCST Training. You have made the initial effort for advancement in the Central Sterile Processing Department.
Since there has been a hospital, there has always been a Central Sterile Processing Department (CSPD). The CSPD has and always will be the heart of the hospital. Whether it was supplying the various units with their needs to preparing what is needed in the Operating Room, Central Sterile is the sole provider of everything needed in an efficient manner. New Jersey was the first to mandate certification and NY is soon to follow suit. Other states will soon be following the same path. has been hard at work to make a uniform legislation that will be just as it is in New Jersey. With time closing in, it's in the best interest for the CST (Central Sterile Technician) to attain certification before it becomes mandatory. Not only is it for the reason of keeping your job or pursuing a career with a hospital but also for your own personal achievement.
Average rates for Central Sterile Technicians depend on hospital and/or union affiliation but is also higher for those with certification.