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Certified in Sterile Processing Management
Certification Exam
C.S.P.M


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.

  • Minimum of 24 months of full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience as a hands-on SPD Supervisor or Manager (provide employment verification signed by a human resources representative on your exam application) ...OR

  • Minimum of 24 months of full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience in allied health (i.e. surgical technician) AND 24 months in SPD with successful completion of a Sterile Processing management course (provide employment verification signed by a human resources representative on your exam application as well as your passing certificate from your management course) ...OR

  • Minimum of 36 months of full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience as a SPD Technician or Lead Technician AND successful completion of a Sterile Processing management course (provide employment verification signed by a human resources representative on your exam application as well as your passing certificate from your management course)


Exam Fee: $150

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 November 2018 exam application will be available on September 13, 2018.