Is this course for you?

This course is aimed at National Health Service staff or contractors required to carry out periodic testing of flexible endoscope washer disinfectors.


To provide delegates with the necessary skills and procedural practices to accurately carry out the periodic testing of flexible endoscope washer disinfectors in line with current standards and guidance.


 By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the procedures for annual testing of flexible endoscope washer disinfectors.
  • Demonstrate annual testing methods for flexible endoscope washer disinfectors.
  • Complete test records and correctly interpret the results.
  • Describe the microbiological tests listed in standards and guidance.
  • Explain the results obtained from an external laboratory.
  • Evaluate workplace logbooks and quarterly/annual test records.

Prerequisite to attending the course

You must have passed WTM2 - Automated endoscope reprocessors - quarterly testing (to NHS guidance) to attend this course.

Related courses

On completion of WTM3, those who are working in a Test Person/Competent Person (CP) role may wish to progress to porous load sterilizers:
STM2 - Large porous load sterilizers – quarterly testing (to NHS guidance)
STM3 - Large porous load sterilizers – annual testing & revalidation (to NHS guidance)


Eastwood Park, Falfield, was formerly the NHS national training centre for healthcare engineering and now, as an independent company, we are the leading provider of technical healthcare engineering training in the UK.      

City & Guilds

This course has City & Guilds assured programme status.


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Decontamination lab

The decontamination labs feature a range of decontamination and infection control equipment.