The Certified Central Service Vendor Partner (CCSVP) certification program is designed to recognize vendors who have demonstrated knowledge of Central Service concepts and processes including the decontamination, inspection, assembly, packaging, and sterilization of reusable surgical instruments.
Requirements for CCSVP program:
To earn CCSVP certification, candidates are required to successfully demonstrate knowledge through the completion of an online course, specific Central Service Department observations, and successful completion of an examination developed to measure the understanding of general central services and infection prevention topics. CCSVP are required to recertify annually through completion of continuing education requirements.
To sit for the CCSVP examination two rounds of clinical observation are required. You must complete and provide documentation (on the exam application as indicated) of a minimum of 32 hours of observation prior to applying to take the exam. The hours must be split equally between the two healthcare facilities and broken down into the following areas of experience at each:
- Decontamination (5 Hours)
- Inspection, Assembly, and Packaging (5 Hours)
- Sterilization (4 Hours)
- Sterile Storage & Distribution Systems (2 Hours)