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Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.
  • 75 Federal Street, 3rd Fl., Boston, MA 02110
  • 617-399-3131
  • Vocational Skills Training
Central Sterile Processing (CSP)
Program activities:

JVS offers vocational training to meet the needs of students and employers. The professional training programs provide a complete set of skills that enable students to begin careers that are demand in today’s job market. Each program consists of a package of courses, along with support such as case management, job placement and post placement. Students receive a certificate upon completion.

The Central Sterile Procession Technician training program teaches the skills needed for a successful career in a hospital/outpatient/clinical CSP unit . The primary goal of the 12-week training program is to prepare students to pass the national certification exam and to place them in a job as a certified central sterile processing technician in hospital/outpatient/clinical settings. Class instruction includes accurate decontamination protocols, surgical package prep & labeling, Central Service processes, sterilizing procedures, physiology, instrumentation, data management, customer service and inventory, and an externship in a hospital CSP unit.
Students receive extensive experience during their externship at a hospital CSP unit to meet their required 400 hours of employer sponsored externship ( 200hrs during/post training, additional 200hrs post hire). Program length is 33 hours per week for 12 weeks. Once students have successfully completed their classes and graduated, JVS staff assists students in finding jobs in a CSP unit at hospital/outpatient/clinical settings .

This training is designed to be delivered through a hybrid model. Use the link below for further information.

Central Sterile Processing Training Program


Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

HS diploma holders looking to enter the medical field, predominantly female single parents. Must be able to pass math and English assessment with a GPA of 8th grade and above.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 15
Total hours: 33
Program duration: 12 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 3
Program start dates: CSP 7/1/2024–CSP 9/20/2024
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
9:00am-3:00pmCSP Classes
9:00am-5:00pmExternship at employer site
Other Schedule Information: Employer sponsored externships require 400 hours to sit for the National Exam. During training and post graduation the first 200 hours are met. Post completion of those 200 hours participants are hired by employer and are required to complete the remaining 200 hours of externship at the employer site.
Is the program offered remotely? Hybrid

Location information:

JVS , 75 Federal Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, Ma 02110Accessible by all MBTA subway lines (red, orange, blue, green, and silver) MBTA bus lines. Close toboth North and South stations for commuter rail. Multiple bus routes drop off in front of 75 Federal Street.
Additional information about location:

Building is handicapped accessible through Franklin Street entrance.

Program requirements: CORI check, SORI check, Drug Testing, High school diploma/GED/HiSET, Immunizations/Health Records
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Anticipated outcomes: National Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST), MA state License as a registered CST, and JVS certification of completion of program.
Other outcomes: Stackable Credential(s), Employment/Promotion, Industry skills gain

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Test/License Fees
Computer and Internet
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Stipend

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Intake Form
Program code: JVS-VT-CSP
ABAWD Qualifying? Yes