VITAL Reskilling

Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) Certification Preparation Course

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What are CRCSTs?

CRCSTs, or Certified Registered Central Service Technicians, are integral members of the healthcare industry who are responsible for decontaminating, inspecting, assembling, disassembling, packaging and sterilizing reusable surgical instruments and medical devices that are essential for patient safety in a healthcare facility.

Join a field that has GREAT job security.

What’s in it for you?

  • Get certified in as little as 5 months
  • Gamified learning experience
  • Certification and interview preparation
  • Career advancement opportunities in healthcare

What’s in it for your organization?

  • Robust talent pool
  • Workforce Development Board support
  • Post-placement retention support
  • Certification-ready talent

Shaping The Future of Work

Colaberry is built on the foundation of inclusivity, empathy and a dedication to use Artificial Intelligence and technological innovations as a force for good.

  • In 2018, MIT Solve selected our talent training platform, Refactored.ai, as the "Most Promising Work of the Future" solution from over 1,100 global submissions.
  • Refactored.ai also received the General Motors' Prize for Advanced Technologies, McGovern Foundation's AI for the Betterment of Humanity Prize, and MIT Solve's Community Favorite Award.
  • Refactored.ai was chosen by JFF Labs as a finalist for the $1 Billion Wage Gain Challenge out of over 90 submissions.

Why Choose VITAL RESKILLING?

  • Job Creation

    As a trusted training partner for over 10 years, Colaberry has been making a powerful impact by upskilling underemployed individuals from economically, racially and occupationally diverse backgrounds. Colaberry continues to be a strong talent solution for employers in spite of the changing times.

  • Virtual Reality Technology

    Our state of the art Virtual Reality technology enables talent to learn rapidly using their natural ability to learn-by-doing, exploring, failing, self-correcting, rehearsing and mastery, which are critical skills they will be prepared to apply on the job.

  • Human Skills Development

    Through our award winning platform, Refactored.ai, participants are equipped with on-the-job skills, critical human skills and taught by highly qualified professionals with over 30 years of experience in the Medical Equipment space.

  • Talent Retention

    We care deeply about the success of our graduates and the organizations in which they are employed and commit to providing support for up to 60 days after they are hired on the job.

  • Job Readiness

    Using Virtual Reality, we provide participants with the skills to work safely and efficiently within a simulated environment and to adhere to important procedures and processes.

About the VITAL Reskilling CRCST Certification Preparation Course

VITAL Reskilling is excited to offer you a unique training opportunity to get the skills you need to earn the CRCST certification within weeks, and subsequently, an opportunity to change your career and enter into this competitive field.

The VITAL Reskilling CRCST certification program is a comprehensive program designed to train any entry level, unemployed, or underemployed individuals with any educational level, high school diploma and above.

Your interest, willingness to learn, and basic skills in healthcare and other fields, will be a great asset to you in this program and will help you provide competent services as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST).

VITAL Reskilling uses exciting cutting edge technology and training models that cater to students with all learning styles and abilities. Our platform also includes video lessons, guided curriculum, mock interviews, certification tutoring and more, to enhance your learning experience and prepare you for on-the-job success. You will also use our state of the art Virtual Reality (VR) training and examination platform, which is a fun, gamified learning experience. You will be provided VR goggles in class to practice critical processes, and enjoy play-throughs in that virtual environment.

With over 30 years of experience as Sterile Processing managers, instructors and technicians, our reputable instructors have helped develop this one of a kind in-class, virtual, & online Sterile Processing curriculum with missional intent to ensure your are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in this field.

Program Description

The VITAL Reskilling CRCST Certification Preparation Program is a FREE 8-week state of the art comprehensive program designed to accelerate the reskilling of unemployed and underemployed individuals. Participants learn the skills they need to earn the CRCST certification within weeks, and subsequently, an opportunity to change their career and enter into this in-demand healthcare field. These FREE classes will be online and live-instructor-led.

Talent Preparedness

Graduates of this program will be able to clean, sterilize, and assemble surgical instruments, equipment, and supplies for use in operating rooms and other medical and surgical facilities. Graduates will also be skilled in sterilization, infection control, decontamination, surgical instrumentation processing, distribution, and record-keeping.

Start your journey as a CRCST today.

VITAL Reskilling is part of Team VITAL, a collaboration between Colaberry, Gleechi, and Banyan Tree Global, in partnership with Central Sterilization Solutions.

To partner or hire talent, please reach out to us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sterile Processing Statistics - U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes319093.htm#

The Sterile Processing Department (Central Supply, or Sterile Supply as it is also known), comprises that service within the hospital in which medical/surgical supplies and equipment, both sterile and, are cleaned, prepared, processed, stored, and issued for patient care.

The time it takes to become a sterile processing technician is relatively short for a career in health care, and this is without going into much educational debt. The medical field is growing very rapidly, and so jobs should continue to be in demand. Jobs in this field often offer excellent benefits as well. Please see statistics from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics to learn more: BLS Medical Preparer Statistics

With our program, CRCST certification requires that you pass the certification exam and complete 400 hours of hands-on experience in a Central Sterile department (CS). These hours can be completed before testing, or within 6 months of passing the exam. IAHCSMM highly recommends completing, or at least beginning, your hours of experience before testing.

Working as a sterile processing tech was a very rewarding and at times difficult career. Sterile processing was a very stressful job, and thankless. It’s a very fast paced job and will always be fast.

Plasma Gas Sterilizers, Autoclaves and Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizers.

Zero. This course is being offered in conjunction with the Workforce commission for unemployed, underemployed and low-income individuals from under-represented communities.

Total duration of the course will be approximately 8 weeks followed by support in obtaining employment.

We do not include the state exam certification charge. The state exam costs $125. Taking the CRCST preparation Course dramatically increases students’ chances of passing the exam as well as finding volunteer or internship opportunities to get full CRCST certification. For more information about the certification exam: https://www.iahcsmm.org/certification-menu/crcst-certification.html

Most states require certification for employment. Currently the State of Texas does not require CRCST certification, but Texas employers do require the certification. Most states are moving towards requiring all Sterile Processing Technicians, current and future, to have their state certification. For more information about the certification exam, go to: https://www.iahcsmm.org/certification-menu/crcst-certification.html

We are working with the Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas and healthcare consortiums to help with providing internships and volunteer opportunities for the students. With our program, CRCST certification requires that you pass the certification exam and complete 400 hours of hands-on experience in a Central Sterile department (CS). These hours can be completed before testing, or within 6 months of passing the exam. IAHCSMM highly recommends completing, or at least beginning, your hours of experience before testing.

Upon completing the course and taking the final test the students would be able to take the certifying exam and get a provisional certificate. Students are required to complete 400 hours of hands-on training for full certification, as noted in # 12 above.

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