Certified Endoscope Reprocessing Trainer Course for Medical Endoscopes (Medical CERT)

Course Credit


Nurses may claim this course for 17 to 21 continuous learning (CL) hours towards renewal of their CNA certification credential if it is related to their nursing specialty. Preauthorization from the CNA Certification is not required. Participants are encouraged to retain a confirmation of attendance.

Note: Attendees must participate in the entire course to receive the hours.


Olympus Canada’s Professional Education Department has received accreditation from the Society of Training and Continuing Education (SOFEDUC) for our Olympus University continuing education courses. This course has been accredited through SOFEDUC for 1.7 to 2 Continuing Education Units (CEU).

Target Audience

This Course is intended for Endoscopy Managers, Educators, Risk Managers, Infection Control Practitioners, Nurses, Lead Reprocessing Technicians and other key stakeholders.

Training Format

3-day course

Day 1 & Day 2: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Day 3: 8:30am to 12:00pm

Day 3: 1:00pm to 4:30pm - Olympus OER Pro Endoscope Reprocessor Review

Includes continental breakfast, snacks and lunches each day of the course

Course Overview

Olympus University is pleased to present an innovative training program on Endoscope Reprocessing. The Certified Endoscopy Reprocessing Trainer (CERT) program is the first comprehensive endoscope reprocessing training program offered in Canada by any organization. The program is conducted in our training facility in Richmond Hill. Attendees are eligible for continuing education credits (CEU’s). This course is also recognized by Canadian Standards Association as a training course that will satisfy the training rep-requisite for the CMDRT program.

The complexity of reprocessing flexible endoscopes demands a standardized approach that is consistent, procedure after procedure. The 3 day CERT program provides intense hands-on training, tools, and information to a hospital or regional training coordinator, which will enable them to establish training and quality assurance protocols within their hospital or region. CERT is designed for key personnel such as nurses, managers, educators, risk managers, and lead MDRD infection control practitioners who are responsible for the development of reprocessing protocols and quality assurance standards for reprocessing flexible endoscopes and Endo-therapy Accessories.

The last ½ day of the course will be dedicated to training on the Olympus OER Pro Automated Endoscope Reprocessor.

Learning Objective

  • Learn the fundamentals of endoscopy: endoscope terminology, endoscope nomenclature, common endoscopy procedures and related anatomy.
  • Understand and learn Olympus recommendations / guidelines for reprocessing all models of endoscope being utilized in your endoscopy department
  • Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement a continuing education/quality assurance program in your facility.
  • Provide the tools necessary to formulate validation protocols to assess all personnel that are involved with the reprocessing of endoscopes and accessories to ensure competency.
  • Review the nomenclature and functions of the OER Pro and knowledge required to execute the daily operations to safely operate the OER Pro.

Registration Information

$1,000.00 (Plus HST)

Note: Price includes continental breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks and course material.

Suggested hotel and further details will be communicated once your registration is approved.

For more information or to register, please contact:
Vanessa Wyganowski
Coordinator, Professional Education
(289) 269-0160

Cancellation Policy

A penalty may apply for late cancellation.


Click on a location below to register.

  • Sep 15, 2020
    NOTE: Date / Location may change due to COVID-19. Tentative Location: Olympus Canada Inc. 25 Leek Crescent, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4B3
    Richmond Hill, ON