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SPD Surgical Instrument Specialist
Certification Exam
C.S.I.S


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, a *COMBINATION* of the following requirements MUST be met in order to qualify to take this exam.

**MUST FIRST HAVE:

  • Current/valid CBSPD certification as a SPD Technician (CSPDT) - Must include a copy of your CBSPD Tech certificate

***Plus ONE of the following below:

  • Completion of 24 months of full-time employment or equivalent part-time hours performing Operating Room surgical instrument processing activities (provide verification signed by your manager on your exam application) ...OR

  • Completion of a surgical instrument processing or surgical technology course with a passing grade of 70 or higher (provide copy of certificate/grade from your instructor) AND 12 months full-time employment or equivalent part-time hours performing surgical instrument processing (provide verification signed by your manager on your exam application) ...OR

  • Completion of 24 months of surgical instrument sales or service (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 information about this exam, please download the candidate bulletin HERE.

***The February 2019 exam application will be available on December 13, 2018.