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Ambulatory Surgery Technician
Certification Exam

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS - The CBSPD does not discriminate among applicants as to age, sex, race, religion, national origin, disability, marital status or any status protected by law. The examination is only offered in English in the United States. Candidates must be able to interpret, speak, read and write English. Prior to the examination deadline, only *ONE* of the following requirements MUST be met in order to qualify to take this exam.

  • Completion of 12 months of full-time employment or equivalent part-time hours performing Ambulatory Surgery sterile processing activities (provide verification signed by your manager on your exam application) ...OR

  • Completion of an Ambulatory Surgery Sterile Processing Training Course with a passing grade of 70 or higher (provide copy of certificate/grade from your instructor) ...OR

  • Successful completion of a related allied health (clinical healthcare profession) program (provide copy of certificate/grade from your instructor) AND 6 months employment practicing Ambulatory Surgery sterile processing (provide verification signed by your manager on your exam application) ...OR

  • Completion of 12 months of healthcare product sales or service related to the Ambulatory Surgery sterile processing profession (provide verification signed by your employer on your exam application)

Exam Fee: $125

Number of questions on the exam: 100 (multiple choice given on a computer at a PSI testing center)

Time to complete the exam: 2 hours

Passing scaled score for the exam: 70

"International" Certification Length: 5 years

***For more information about this exam, including the August 2019 exam application, please click HERE.