Professional Competency Certification (PCC) applied to those Operation Theatre Technologists / Surgical Technologists who are rigorously assessed for and found competent assisting surgery, managing instruments, operation theatres, sterilization and pharmaceutical agents, Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon’s assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments, supervise and manage central sterile services department.
Applicants who have completed following: An approved “Bachelor Degree” in Operation Theatre Technology / Surgical Technology (16 years education with minimum four year degree in respective domain) and have completed six month clinical internship. Two years paid job Experience in respective domain after completing Internship.
1. Candidacy Criteria
2. Application Process
4. PCCS Certification Test
A candidate is required to complete online “Pretest” assessment questionnaire within Five days after completing Application process. Click the Link [Pre Test]
PCCS Certification Test
PCCS certification will be administered as computer based online test at approved test centers. Candidate will be required to respond 120 MCQ type questions in two-hour time. Passing score required for the “PCC” 75%. Venue, Schedule, Login and Password will be emailed to each candidate seven days prior to the test date. Candidates will be required to bring original National ID card and exam slip with them coming to venue as a permission to appear in the CERTIFICATION exam.
Validity tenure of initial certification is five-year, renewable for next five years which require practice as prescribed in an approved Certification Scheme. A certified Surgical Technologists will be required to complete minimum 60 Credit of CME / CPD as one hour CME is equal to one hour of face to face interaction, shall remain in Good Standing of national registration body and follow PCCS Code of Conduct to maintain “PCC” status. These are general requirements for recertification.
“Advanced Board of Surgical Technologists” Scheme of assessment is also in process to meet more complex challenges of future in the specialized areas. Hopefully, upon completion of one Certification tenure of “PCC” a Certified Surgical Technologists will also find a pathway to become Diplomat in Advanced Board of Surgical Technologists with an area of “Specialization”.