Medical Device Reprocessing Technician

5.5 Month Full Time Certificate Program

Play a critical role in health care and work as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment. This program provides the knowledge and appropriate training in response to the increasing demand for trained medical device reprocessing technicians in BC. Students gain theory and application of principles related to decontamination, sterilization, storage and distribution of equipment in a medical device reprocessing area. Graduates will be prepared to work in a variety of settings from acute care hospitals to veterinary clinics.

The Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certificate Program prepares graduates for a number of different job titles, including:

  •        Central Processing Assistant
  •        Central Supply Department Technician
  •        Medical Device Reprocessing Technician

Program Content

Medical Device Reprocessing Technician: Theory (140 hours)

Gain theoretical knowledge required to work as entry-level Medical Device Reprocessing Technicians (MDRTs).  

Medical Device Reprocessing Technician: Clinical Skills Basics (56 hours)

Practice valuable clinical skills in a controlled setting.

Medical Device Reprocessing Technician: Clinical/Practicum (344 hours)

Integrate your knowledge and skills in a real MDR setting.  

Course Delivery

This program is offered on a full-time basis over 5.5 months.  The courses are delivered online, in-person, and on hospital sites.

Flexibility is required, particularly during the clinical/practicum as shifts can be scheduled from 0700 to 1900.  

Practicum placements are currently hosted at Victoria General Hospital, Royal Jubilee Hospital and the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.  Students are responsible for securing accommodation and transportation to support their practicum experience.

Admission Requirements

The following requirements must be met for entry to the program:

For details of the above-noted prerequisite courses, see under "Essential Prerequisite Courses" here: 

Notes on Admissions

  • Absence of health problems that may affect ability to lift, stand for long periods, or perform repetitive movements;
  • Absence of allergies to substances on the skin;
  • Familiarity with computers and access to the Internet to participate in the online learning
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required prior to clinical placement. 
    • Criminal Record Checks must be requested through VIU; a check through RCMP is not sufficient to meet the requirement. A form will be sent to you for your completion. Present the completed form along with the processing fee to the cashiers in Building 200.  The cashier will stamp the form and direct you to Registration, where you will present the form along with two pieces of government-issued ID.  Registration is open M-F 8:30am-3:30pm.
  • A completed Immunization Requirements immunization_requirements.pdf and recent TB skin test report within 12 months of entering the program are required prior to the first day of class.  (If the TB skin test is positive, a negative chest x-ray is required).  

Important Dates*

Description Date
Admissions Open / Applications Accepted February 7, 2022
Information Session Please contact us at with any specific questions, and we will be happy to respond. See Information Session details below. 

Application Deadline**

Document Deadline

June 22, 2022

July 6, 2022

Registration Deadline & Non-refundable $200 Tuition Deposit Due  Within 3 weeks of admission offer
Balance of Tuition Due September 4, 2022
Last day to withdraw (no refunds will be issued after this date) September 4, 2022
Program Start October 4, 2022
Program End March 24, 2023

* Dates are subject to change

** All applications must be submitted and complete with all required documentation.  Late applications may be accepted if seats are available.

Program Fees

  • Tuition and Fees subject to final approval
  • Tuition: ~ $9599.99
  • Student Union & Student Activity Fees: ~ $500
  • Criminal Record Check Fee: $43.85
  • Textbooks: There are no textbooks for this program

This program is full time therefore it is eligible for student loans!

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 75% is required in MDRT 001 and MDRT 002 in order to participate in MDRT 003. 

To be eligible for the Certificate of Program Completion, the student must successfully complete all courses.  A minimum of 75% is required to pass each course.

Students are required to attend all scheduled classes, labs, and practicum experiences.  Students who do not meet the attendance requirement may not qualify to receive the Program Certificate.

Useful Links

Contact Information

Deirdre Godwin, Program Assistant,
Professional Development and Training (H&HS)

How to Apply

Apply Online or use a paper application for admission.  An application fee is required.

Information Session

Attend an Information Session via Zoom on Thursday, March 31, 2022, starting at 6:30 pm. Details here:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Password: 513000
Meeting ID: 632 1954 8493

Or join by telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
Canada: +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588 or +1 778 907 2071 or +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099
Password: 513000

International numbers available:

Start Date and Application Deadlines

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus
Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Oct 4, 2022
Accepting International Applications
Application Fee
Accepting Late Applications
Testing Required
Admissions Assistant

Name: Alana Gaetz
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2071

Area Secretary Contact

Name: Deirdre Godwin
Phone: 250-740-6322

Coordinator Contact

Name: Karen Blackman
Phone: 250-740-6327

Documentation Deadline

Document deadline is July 6, 2022


Please note that admission to this program is limited. Students who meet or exceed the minimum admission requirements may not necessarily be admitted to the program.

Practicum placements are based on several factors.  The reviewing committee always attempts to place successful applicants at the hospital closest to their address, however, this is not always possible as there are twice as many placements in Victoria.  This decision will be made by the reviewing committee.  Theory classes will take place online. Students who are offered a seat in the program, are responsible for all costs associated with the practicum including your accommodation and transportation.

  • Theory: 140 hours online
  • Clinical Skills: 56 hours
  • Clinical/Practicum Experience: 344 hours

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