The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution website, SterileProcessing.org, provides information regarding the CBSPD exam. The exam is administered at a testing location or online.
Taking the CBSPD exam requires at least 12 to 24 months of full-time employment in a profession related to the certification awarded for passing the exam. The CBSPD also considers completion of a sterile processing and distribution training course with a passing grade of 70 or higher to compensate for some full-time employment requirements. The management exam has stricter requirements. The CBSPD certification is available to allied health professionals including health, ambulatory surgery, surgical instrument, gastrointestinal technicians and supervisors or managers in the SPD field.