Certificate Program

Sterile Processing Technician

Increase your earning power, gain in-demand skills, and launch your career in the medical field as a sterile processing technician. Bring your attention to detail and organizational skills to this rewarding role in a hospital, lab or clinic setting — and start your new career in as little as 14 weeks.

About the Sterile Processing Technician Certificate

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Course length

14 weeks

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Time commitment

16 hours per week

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Salary Range

$26 - $45K

(entry level)
Tuition - $4,000*

*You can pay as little as $267 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

If you have a keen attention to detail and a desire to contribute to the success of a team, you share qualities with the folks who are the lifeline of every medical institution – sterile processing technicians.

Sterile processing technicians are vital to the operation of medical facilities. As a sterile processing technician, you are responsible for cleaning, decontaminating, disinfecting and sterilizing all the equipment used in medical facilities and ensuring that patients receive safe and effective care. A typical hospital reuses tens of thousands of medical instruments every month. Each instrument requires special cleaning and maintenance — that’s where sterile processing technicians come in.

After earning your Sterile Processing Technician Certificate, you’ll have the skills needed to enter the medical industry and jumpstart your career in health care.

Did you know?

Sterile processing technicians in the 90th percentile of earners in their field make more than $30 per hour.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Is This Sterile Processing Technician Certificate Right For Me? 

  • Are you a good communicator who can work well with a team?
  • Are you detail-oriented, precise and able to follow instructions carefully?
  • Are you dexterous and comfortable working with your hands to prepare medical areas for patients?
  • Do you have the physical stamina needed to be on your feet frequently?
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Potential Careers

Upon completing your certificate and earning your credential, you will be prepared for exciting new roles, such as:

  • Sterile Processing Technician
  • Central Service Technician
  • Medical Equipment Preparer
  • Surgical Assistant
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

This Program is a Great Fit For:

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Working Adults

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Aspiring Healthcare Professionals

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Recent High School Graduates

Why Regis College?

For nearly 100 years, Regis College has empowered students to succeed academically, serve, and lead. Certificate programs through the Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies offer:

  • Icon of a check mark Self-paced coursework
  • Icon of a check mark Online learning formats
  • Icon of a check mark Reputable career credentials
  • Icon of a check mark Skills for in-demand jobs
  • Icon of a check mark Specialized knowledge
  • Icon of a check mark Potential for higher salary
  • Icon of a check mark Degree completion pathways
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The courses online were great

"My two favorite parts of the course were, first, the simulations, which make you feel like you’re getting used to a new career. I also liked the go-at-your-own pace learning. It’s nice to know you can take a second, regroup, and try it all over again. For someone who’s going to school later in life, it was great."

Courtney Rosati
The MedCerts program was very easy to follow

"The certificate program taught me a lot about the physiology of the heart, more in-depth stuff I didn’t know. It gave me a better understanding of what I was looking at with the EKGs. I’m one of the more informed technicians at my current job because of this course."

James DeVogel
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Funding Options Are Available

The Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies offers affordable and flexible pay-as-you-go options to make earning a professional certificate a reality for as many students as possible. Some certificate earners may even be eligible for tuition assistance through their employer.