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Endoscopic Reprocessing

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

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


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.

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).

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

  • Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (CFER) certification exam offered through the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD)
  • Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (CFER) certification exam review
  • Required textbooks
  • Lab fees

The Endoscopic Reprocessing course is offered in a combination of online and onsite instruction. Learning takes place online with the exception of the mandatory 30-hour onsite laboratory component, which can be taken at any New Jersey campus where the course is offered.

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

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.

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

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Students in the Continuing Education programs and courses are not eligible for Berkeley College grants, scholarships, financial aid, VA benefits, or career assistance.