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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Central Service Technician

Technical Diploma  |  30-534-1  |  1-800-547-2882


The primary objective of the program is to promote the education of healthcare sterile processing and distribution personnel through certification to ensure safe and effective levels of practice to protect the public. Completion of the Central Service Technician program will benefit individuals by allowing them to sit for the International Certification exam much sooner than if they trained on the job. Upon completion of clinical hour requirements, students completing this technical diploma may take the International Association for Healthcare Materials Management’s “Central Service Technician” certification exam.

Steps for Admission

  1. Submit an application for admission located at
  2. Pay the one-time $30 application processing fee.
  3. Education Requirement – Applicants who did not graduate from high school, are not currently high school seniors, and did not receive an HSED or GED diploma must complete one of the Ability to Benefit (ATB) options to demonstrate college readiness. For more details, please review CVTC’s ATB Program information at
  4. Assessment Range - submit ONE of the following by providing proof with a transcript or score sheet.
    • Minimum high school/GED/HSED GPA of 2.1
    • Minimum college GPA of 2.0 (6 or more credits)
    • Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree
    • General Anatomy & Physiology (806-177) Must obtain a "C" grade or better.
    • ACT® composite score 19
    • ACCUPLACER® (Next-Generation) Assessment composite score of 246. The composite score consists of Reading, Writing and Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS). ACCUPLACER® is an un-timed, computerized test. To schedule an ACCUPLACER® appointment, visit our website: or contact Student Central at 715-833-6200. You will be subject to a testing fee.
      Compass® and ACCUPLACER® (Classic) scores are accepted as well. Contact Student Central at 715-833-6200 for additional information. 
  5. Complete a Wisconsin Criminal Background Check and Background Information Disclosure Form – For instructions to request a background check, please go to A hardcopy instruction packet can be supplied upon request by calling 715-833-6200. A $36 fee will be required at the time of your order. Background checks processed for other entities will not be accepted.

    Please note – Your processed criminal history results are considered current for admission purposes for four years. If you are still enrolled as a student or re-enter CVTC after the four-year expiration date, you will be required to request another background check and pay the required processing fee. Also, once enrolled in core courses, you may be asked to complete another background check to meet certain clinical site compliance agreements.

Once all the above items have been completed, you will be considered for enrollment based on current openings in the program.

Additional Information

  • A Pre-Entrance Health History and Physical Examination must be on file three weeks prior to entering the core courses of the Central Service Technician program (534 numbered courses). The Admissions Office will notify you at the appropriate time with a specified deadline.
  • Proof of current CPR certification by the American Hearth Association - BLS Provider level or the American Red Cross - Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider level is required of students before entering the clinical courses for this program. CVTC offers 531-454 CPR-BLS Provider; find more information at Proof must be verified with a current CPR card. Class rosters, letters from instructors or employers, and online course certification are not acceptable.
  • Financial Aid – Information on financial aid availability, procedures, and deadlines may be obtained by going to the Financial Aid page or by calling 715-833-6200.
  • Transfer Credit – Applicants with postsecondary credits should submit an official transcript* to the Admissions Office at for evaluation and possible transfer credit.

*Official transcripts must be submitted directly to CVTC from the educational institution by USPS mail or other recognized mail service providers in a sealed envelope or from a digital credential service (i.e., Parchment) approved by CVTC.

Last Updated: 2024-02-22T14:19:32Z

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