Certification 3

Content & Composition of the Examination

The CRCST exam will test your proficiency in these areas:

  1. Cleaning, Decontamination & Disinfection
  2. Preparation & Packaging
  3. Sterilization Process
  4. Patient Care Equipment
  5. Sterile Storage & Inventory Management
  6. Documentation & Record Maintenance
  7. Customer Relations

Each of the seven knowledge domains listed above is comprised of a series of sub-domains which are explained in further detail in the CRCST Exam Content Outline. Further detail on the type and amount of content covered in each section, as well as its weight on the certification exam can also be found in the CRCST Exam Content Outline. Please click here to see the current CRCST Exam Content Outline (updated June, 2018).

The exam is computer based and no writing instruments are needed (a paper and pencil version of the exam is not available.) The test is comprised of 150 multiple choice questions and you will have 3 hours in which to complete the exam. Questions can be marked for review and answered or changed later in the exam. A 15 minute tutorial describing how to take the exam on the computer precedes the test and is also available online, here. For more information regarding the testing process please see the Certification Testing section.

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