Course Description

Learn more about the role the Central Service Department plays in the reprocessing of endoscopes.

Students learn the methods and importance of proper reprocessing of endoscopes and accessories and the role Central Service Departments play in ensuring that equipment is cleaned and reprocessed according to established guidelines. Government regulations and standards, infection prevention and control, decontamination, cleaning, disinfection, microbiology, body systems and related surgical procedures, and medical terms and abbreviations used in endoscopy are discussed.

Learners will explore competencies in pre–cleaning, leak testing, manual cleaning, and high-level disinfection (HLD) of endoscopes and accessory equipment.

Course Overview

In the Berkeley College Endoscopic Reprocessing course, learners will focus on performing endoscopic reprocessing functions such as cleaning, decontaminating, high-level disinfecting, assembling, and packaging. Learners will also explore various sterilization, storage, and distribution methods of endoscopes and accessories while ensuring accurate sterilization records are maintained.

Eligibility Requirements

This course is designed specifically for individuals currently working in central supply departments of healthcare facilities and who want to advance their career options.  When taken as a stand-alone course, applicants must provide documentation of field working experience as a Certified Sterile Processing Technician, or a transcript showing the applicant has graduated from a Surgical Processing Technician program.  Documentation of work experience can be in the form of a letter from his or her immediate supervisor on business letterhead documenting his or her experience working in the medical field. program.  

Certification Examination

All topics explored in this course prepare learners for the Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (CFER) examination offered through the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD).

Please note: In addition to completing an Endoscopy Technician course with a minimum of 16 hours and a grade of 70 or higher, students wishing to pursue the CFER certification must also have 6 months of full-time employment or equivalent part-time hours performing endoscopy activities in an endoscopy setting.

The following costs are included in the fee for the Endoscopic Reprocessing course:

  • Required textbooks
  • Lab fees

Course Outline

SPT2120 - Endoscopic Reprocessing (15-week | 3 credits)
  • Includes a mandatory 30-hour onsite lab component

Credit hours from this completed course may be applied toward credits for a degree program offered within the College’s School of Health Studies.

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