OFFICIAL CBSPD PRESS RELEASE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Alpha, NJ - June 23, 2008


It is with deep pleasure that we announce notification from NCCA that the CBSPD’s Technician, Supervisor and Manager certifications have received full re-accreditation until 2013. This was a long and arduous process and we thank everyone at CBSPD who participated in the application process. The surgical instrument processor and ambulatory surgery certifications are pending approval at this time.

The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) was created in 1987 by NOCA (National Organization of Competency Assurance) to help ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public through the accreditation of a variety of certification programs/organizations that assess professional competence. Certification programs that receive NCCA Accreditation demonstrate compliance with the NCCA’s Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs, which were the first standards for professional certification programs developed by the industry.

NCCA uses a peer review process to: establish accreditation standards; evaluate compliance with the standards; recognize organizations/programs which demonstrate compliance; and serve as a resource on quality certification. Certification organizations that submit their programs for accreditation are evaluated based on the process and products, not the content, and are therefore applicable to all professions and industries.

NCCA accredited programs certify individuals in a wide range of professions and occupations including nurses, automotive professionals, respiratory therapists, counselors, emergency technicians, crane operators and more. To date, NCCA has accredited over 190 programs representing 78 organizations.


NCCA Webpage: http://www.noca.org/Resources/NCCAAccreditation/tabid/82/Default.aspx



The CBSPD is the ONLY CS/SPD certification company that holds an accreditation for its certification process. We are very proud of this!


Sincerely,
The CBSPD Board of Directors


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The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD), formerly the NICHSPDP, is a non-profit Certification Board which plans, develops and administers competency-based certification examinations for personnel performing cleaning, disinfection, sterilization and inventory management activities,regardless of the setting. The CBSPD is administered by a Board of Directors who have extensive expertise in the profession of healthcare sterile processing and distribution. In 1988 the NICHSPDP was organized and founded and is incorporated in the state of New Jersey. Since its inaugural examination in 1991, the CBSPD has credentialed over 16,000 personnel internationally.
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