The Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician decontaminates, inspects, assembles, and sterilizes instruments and surgical trays. The technician also manages inventory control, order and supplies, inspects, maintains, delivers and retrieves equipment and instruments for the surgery suite, emergency room and intensive care units, thus ensuring the efficient management storage and maintenance of medical devices.

How can you become a certified Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician or SPDT?

1. You need to complete an approved Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician certification course.
2. After completing a minimum of 80 hours of training through a CBSPD, Inc. certified program; or 400 hours through a IAHCSMM accredited program; you may take and pass the Certification for Healthcare Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician examination.

Where do Sterile Processing Technicians work?

Physicians' offices, clinics, surgical centers, and hospitals are just some of the organizations in which Sterile Processing Technicians are providing services.


Why choose OR Learning Institute Healthcare's Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician Certification Program?

Our Program is the only SPDT certification program in Miami Dade County licensed by the Florida Department of Education. This program prepares the graduates for the National Certifying Examination given by the National Institute for the Certification of Healthcare Sterile Processing and Distribution Personnel. In addition, ORLI is the only school in Miami that offers a clinical training at a local hospital. We believe that the best way to teach this profession is by offering didactic classes and on hand training.

How long is the program?

The program consists of 12 weeks of online classes, lab training and clinical internship.

How much does the program cost?

The cost is $ 750.00 plus the book and a non-reimbursable fee of $100.00. A payment is expected for the next 12 weeks. Payment can be done via PayPal, checks, cash or money order. You may contact our office for updates regarding this information.

What are the admission Requirements?

- You must be 18 years or older.
- Have a High School Diploma or GED.
-Background Check. (Run by our school)
-Physical Exam. Vaccination update. Blood Test. Drug Test.
- Personal Interview.

How can I enroll in the program?

Class size is limited. To reserve a seat, kindly fill out the registration form in the home page or send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to begin the enrollment process. Make sure you provide your email and a phone number to contact you.

What are the other names of Sterile Processing Technicians?

Sterile Processing Technologist - Sterile Processing and Decontamination Technologist - Central Sterile Supply Technician - Sterilization Technician - Sterile Preparation Technician.

How does location influence a Sterile Processing Technician's salary?

Finally, the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution's 2008 Salary Survey found that salary and wage expectations could differ depending on the regional location within the US that a Sterile Processing Technician is employed in. Salaries and wages frequently vary according to region because of the fact that local economic conditions, population densities, and public and private demands for medical and health care services differ between geographic locations.
These are then recent hourly wage findings for SPTs and other surgical processing and distribution professionals across various regions throughout the nation: Southeast ($15.09/hr.), Mid-West ($16.49/hr.), South Central ($17.32/hr.), Mid-Atlantic ($17.62/hr.), Northeast ($17.77/hr.), Mountain ($18.44/her), West Coast ($19.01/hr.) and North Central ($19.92/hr.)

What is the projected career growth for Sterile Processing Technicians?

Currently it is expected that the demand for Sterile Processing Technicians will increase by at least 15% over the next few years.