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ALPHA, N.J. — The board of directors of the Certification Board for Sterile Processing & Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD) announces that the Technician, Supervisor and Manager certification examinations have received full re-accreditation from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies until May 31, 2013.
In its letter to the CBSPD, the NCCA indicated “The NCCA appreciates the continued interest of the CBSPD in providing high quality certification programs.” As a result of the re-accreditation, the CBSPD can advertise that the Technician, Supervisor and Manager certification programs are accredited by the NCCA and the CBSPD may use the NCCA logo to attest accreditation.
According to Nancy Chobin, RN, AAS, ACSP, CSPDM, executive director of the CBSPD, this re-accreditation validates the processes implemented by the CBSPD in 1988 when the organization was formed and are followed to this day.
The CBSPD is now updating its Certified Surgical Instrument Processor examination and then will apply for accreditation for that certification as well.
The CBSPD offers six certification programs: Certified Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician, Certified Sterile Processing & Distribution Supervisor, Certified Sterile Processing & Distribution Manager, Certified Ambulatory Surgery Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician; Certified Surgical Instrument Processor and the new Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor examination which deals exclusively with processing of flexible GI and bronchoscopes.
For more information, contact the CBSPD at (800) 555-9765.