Becoming more and more common is facility provided educational programs. If you happened to be in a city that has a health system or hospital that offers a central sterile training program, this could be a fantastic opportunity for you to get the training you need at little to no cost to you.
As states and healthcare facilities across the country begin to require or prefer sterile processing techs that are certified, the need for quality training programs become more apparent. Many facilities have noticed this need and have developed programs to get their techs trained and certified. Some facilities will even pay you your normal hourly wage while you attend these courses. Other facilities offer training programs to their staff at a small cost and have even opened the program to the public at a higher cost.