AHE’s CSCT certification program sets a standard for surgical environmental services technicians responsible for cleaning and disinfecting operating rooms — an intense, fast-paced, high-stakes environment. The program is designed to set a level of expertise for managing pathogens and practicing innovative techniques specific to the operating room. The CSCT certification program offers streamlined training through a train-the-trainer model intended to save organizations’ resources.

Training emphasizes the importance of on-the-job performance and deepened self-awareness of working in the complex surgical environment. It includes surgical suite infection prevention; cleaning and disinfecting; problem solving; communication; and the impact on patient outcomes.


  • Designed to increase performance levels and job satisfaction, while decreasing staff turnover

  • Helps facilitates execution of evidence based standards of practice

  • Enhances efforts to improve patient outcomes