Listing of SPD Courses
The CBSPD is attempting to develop a list of all SPD courses out there as a reference for people looking for this type of training. Even if the registration deadline has passed, we will still keep the course on our list for future reference (or until it is asked to be deleted).
Would you like to add your course or just need to update it? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the Reference # assigned to your course on this page. Please allow 48 hours for updates to be posted (this doesn't include weekends or holidays).
We kindly request that if you're requesting your course to be added, that you email the necessary course details in a Word document.
The CBSPD is not affiliated with any of the courses on this page. The participation in these courses is optional and not the best or only means of preparation for examinations.
STERILE PROCESSING UNIVERSITY ON-LINE COURSES!!
ANNOUNCING THE REPROCESSING OF FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPES COURSE ON-LINE!!
This course is designed for employees working in any healthcare facility (hospital, surgery center, doctor's office, etc.) performing reprocessing of flexible GI endoscopes and/or bronchoscopes. It is recommended that after completion of this education, unless you are already working in a GI/Endo department processing GI scopes, we encourage you to obtain hands-on experience processing GI scopes and bronchoscopes. This should be arranged with a local facility where you can volunteer your time.
At the completion of this course, a certificate of completion will be provided if you pass the course with a grade of 70 or higher.
The fee for this course is $25 per module ($325) plus the final exam ($25). Total cost is $350 which is far less than most courses. You do not pay for the entire course up front (but we give you the option if you want). You pay for each module as you go making this more affordable for you. There is no time limit for completion of the course. You learn at your own pace.
Modules 1 & 2 - Rules, Regulations and Safety
Module 3 - Anatomy & Physiology
Module 4 - Microbiology
Module 5 - Infection Prevention
Module 6 - Medical Terminology and Medical Procedures Involving Flexible Endoscopes
Module 7 - Workplace Design and Employee Safety in Endoscope Reprocessing
Module 8 - Cleaning
Module 9 - High-Level Disinfection
Modules 10, 11 & 12 - Processing Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes and Bronchoscopes
Module 13 - Example of General Annual Competency Form and Medical Terminology
**Sterile Processing University offers this GI SCOPE course on-line by clicking HERE.
STERILE PROCESSING ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES COURSE ON-LINE!!
This course is designed for employees working in a Sterile Processing area, in the Operating Room, or other areas of a Hospital performing cleaning, decontamination, packaging and sterilization services. It is recommended that after completion of this education, unless you are already working in a sterile processing department, we encourage you to obtain hands-on experience in a sterile processing department so you can apply your knowledge to the practice. This should be arranged with a local facility where you can volunteer your time.
At the completion of this course, a certificate of completion will be provided if you pass the course with a grade of 70 or higher.
The fee for this course is $20 per module ($660) plus the final exam ($20). Total cost is $680 which is far less than most courses. You do not pay for the entire course up front (but we give you the option if you want). You pay for each module as you go making this more affordable for you. There is no time limit for completion of the course. You learn at your own pace.
Modules 1 & 2 - Roles and Responsibilities
Modules 3 & 4 - Anatomy and Physiology
Modules 5 & 6 - Microbiology
Modules 7 & 8 - Infection Prevention
Modules 9 thru 13 - Decontamination
Modules 14 & 15 - Disinfection Processes
Module 16 - Processing Patient Care Equipment
Modules 17 thru 20 - Preparation and Packaging of Instruments and Devices
Modules 21 thru 23 - Types of Surgical Instruments and Specialty Devices
Modules 24 thru 29 - Sterilization
Module 30 - Inventory Control, Storage and Distribution
Module 31 - Sterile Storage
Module 32 - Definitions and Abbreviations
Module 33 - Prefixes, Suffixes, Anatomical and Physiological Terms; Symbols
**Sterile Processing University offers this TECHNICIAN course on-line by clicking HERE.
**A "new course" specially designed for Ambulatory Care personnel including those personnel working in doctor's offices, dental offices, Ambulatory Care clinics and Ambulatory Surgery Centers is now available on-line from Sterile Processing University HERE.
STERILE PROCESSING MANAGEMENT, REGULATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES COURSE ON-LINE!!
This course is intended for Sterile Processing Supervisors and Managers (new or experienced), Infection Preventionists, Materials Managers and PeriOperative Managers with responsibility for SPD. The course covers basic management concepts as well as all regulations and recommended standards of practice for cleaning, disinfection, packaging and sterilization. All registrants will be provided with detailed handout materials and reference forms for use in managing their departments.
Sign up for the SPD Management Course given via webinar!
Webinar #1 - Completed
October 1, 3, 7, 14, 2019 (need to attend all 4 days)
FEE: $700 (for all days) which includes all hand-out materials.
• Registration fee of $700 must be received by September 23, 2019.
CEUs: Sterile Processing Contact Hours (26.75) will be provided (CBSPD and IAHCSMM) for any individuals who are already certified in sterile processing. We are attempting to obtain Nursing CEUs for this webinar. Attendees must be present for the entire program to receive CEUs or they will be pro-rated based on their attendance.
Click HERE for more information.
Ref # 0101
September 29, 2019
Sterile Processing Technician Program at Modesto, California
This certificate program trains students to become a Sterile Processing Technician, where they will play important role in patient care by preventing infections. In this program, students will learn how to sterilize medical instruments, learn basic surgical instrumentation and medical terminology as well as decontamination and sterilization processes.
Our sterile processing technician courses include training in the following areas:
This program teaches you the fundamentals of surgical instrument decontamination, including preparation, packing, sterilization, instrumentation, sterile storage and materials management.
Foundational anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and basic principles of microbiology and infection control will be presented.
Sterile processing technicians play a critical role in keeping patients healthy by ensuring medical instrumentation and equipment is sterile. Their work helps patients avoid infections while receiving treatment. They also maintain the functionality and inventory of health care and surgical equipment. The SPT can work in a sterile processing department and central service department in a variety of health care facilities, including hospitals, dental or eye care practices, plastic surgery offices, surgery centers and laboratories. You will contribute to a team of sterile processing technicians who are all working together to maintain sterilization and storage. This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue entry-level employment in the field or jobs in related fields.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a certificate of achievement.
32 Weeks, 550 Hours, 32 Credits
S101 Fundamentals of Sterile Processing
S105 Quality Assurance, Inventory Management, and Recordkeeping
AH102 Computer Operations
S106 Principles of Aseptic Techniques
S103 Sterile Processing Technology
AH107 Career Strategies
S104 Sterilization Practices
AH 108 Fundamentals of Health Care
Placement Preparation & Assistance
Central Processing & Distribution Technician (CPD Tech)
Central Sterile Supply Technician (CSS Tech)
Central Processing Technician (CPT)
Central Sterile Processing Technician
Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician (SPD Tech)
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the Sterile Processing Technician program, graduates will be able to:
1. Demonstrate basic technical skills in managing the process for surgical instrumentation sterilization, inventory control and supply chain management and information technology as it relates to the sterile processing environment.
2. Demonstrate professional behaviors of caring, accountability, responsibility, respect for the quality care of patients, acceptable attitude and attire, and organization and time management skills.
3. Work independently in a team of central sterile processing technicians who are collaborating to maintain sterilization and storage.
4. Utilize critical thinking skills as a basis for clinical judgment and anticipatory decision making when managing all tasks related to sterile processing.
5. Effectively apply verbal, nonverbal, and written communication principles and skills in the workplace.
6. Maintain industry standards of quality control and safety principles in the workplace.
7. Uphold legal and ethical standards and adhere to principles of patient confidentiality within the health care community environment as defined by HIPPA.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue entry-level employment in the field, or jobs in related fields, the specific job titles of which may not be represented in the program title or described above. Although the School will assist students with job placement, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student.
Graduates of the program are qualified and encouraged to take the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution’s (CBSPD) Sterile Processing Distribution (SPD) certification exam. Tuition includes one exam attempt fee.
For further details, please contact:
Stellar Career College
4300 Sisk Road
Modesto, CA 95356
Phone: (209) 545-5200
Fax: (209) 545-3995
Ref # 0100
September 29, 2019
Location: 165 Chapel Street, G2 Conference Room, City Hall of New Haven, New Haven, CT 06510
How Often Classes: 1 to 2 times a week
Duration: 4 and 7-week courses</pMorning, Evenings, Weekdays and Weekends Available]
Offers: Fast Track courses
Total Cost: $795</
($300) Non-Refundable registration fee
*payment plans are available*
Course Information :
Chapter 1 Roles & Responsibilities,
Chapter 2 Anatomy & Physiology
Chapter 3 Microbiology
Chapter 4 Infection Prevention,
Chapter 5 Decontamination
Chapter 6 Disinfection Processes
Chapter 7 Processing Patient Care Equipment
Chapter 8 Preparation and Packaging of Instruments and Devices
Chapter 9 Types of Surgical Instruments, Specialty Devices
Chapter 10 Sterilization
Chapter 11 Inventory Control, Storage & Distribution
Chapter 12 Sterile Storage
Final Class Exam
Instructor Name: Diamond Wright; Certified By: CBSPD
Ref # 0099
November 26, 2018
Advanced Sterilization Concepts LLC
Instructor: Ryan P. Seaman, RN, CSIS, CSPDT
45 Dan Road
Canton, MA 02021
*Classes are typically 4 hours on Saturdays for 12 weeks*
*Please visit website for course details and updates*
Course Fee: $1,295; payment plans available
Includes tuition and books
Ref # 0098
November 3, 2018
Course Title: SVSTI Central Service (CS) / Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician (SPD) Course
1040 Park Ave. #C
San Jose, CA 95126
Course Fee: $2500 includes externship, textbook, professional liability, certification prep class, online platform, hands on labs, back ground & drug test as requested per clinical site. Also, we certify for BLS before externship.
SVSTI offers you an outstanding SPD course to learn and carry out all the sterile processing functions with surgical instruments and medical equipment. In most scenarios, sterile processing technician will work in specific roles in order to achieve a high standard patient care and keep the risk of hospital-acquired infection at its lowest. These roles include meticulous examination of instruments and devices to ensure they are clean and safe to use, monitor and operate sterilization equipment and assemble specialty instrument trays.
As many healthcare facilities are increasingly concerned about nosocomial infections, more jobs are available for SPD techs than ever before. Many of these positions are full-time, part-time, per diem, and even away from home as travel assignments. Sterile Processing is a dedicated department considered as the heart of any hospital or medical center. SVSTI will prepare you to become a Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician.
SVSTI is a blended Program; hands on skills in central service lab to prepare you for needed skills for externship, along with online platform to prepare you for the materials to pass certification test. This course is 4 weeks in lab learning the parameters, workflow, guidelines, instruments etc., then a 6 week extern rotation with a central service department at a medical facility. Students then will sign up for certification exam after completion of classwork, labs, and externship.
Textbook used: The Basics of Sterile Processing 6th edition (textbook), workbook is built in on the online platform.
This course will help students be able to perform and participate in decontamination, cleaning, assembling, packaging, scanning, sterilization, storage and distribution of reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment. Also to perform other duties as assigned or required. It will prepare the student the knowledge needed to work with chemicals, blood/body fluids, and infectious diseases. This course teaches basic knowledge needed for an entry level central service technician in a medical setting.
Lesson 1 - Roles & Responsibilities; Medical Terms
Lesson 2 - Anatomy & Physiology; Medical Terms
Lesson 3 - Microbiology; Medical Terms
Lesson 4 - Infection Prevention; Medical Terms
Lesson 5 - Decontamination; Medical Terms
Lesson 6 - Patient Care Equipment; Medical Terms
Lesson 7 - Preparing & Packaging of Surgical Instruments; Medical Terms
Lesson 8 - Sterilization; Medical Terms
Lesson 9 - Sterile Storage; Medical Terms
Lesson 10 - Distribution; Medical Terms
Lesson 11 - Inventory Storage Control & Distribution; Medical Terms
Lesson 12 - Sterile Storage; Medical Terms
Final Exam - Lesson 1-12
Week 1 – Classifications of instruments, anatomy of surgical instruments, Instrument/tray study. Workflow, classes of indicators, BI, CI, critical, non-critical and semi-critical. Blood borne pathogens. Steam- pre-vacuum vs gravity, other types of serialization.
Week 2 – Decontamination , Washer, Assembly, Package, Cool Rack, Storage, Transportation, Central Service (case carts & pulling supplies), Medical equipment, expiration dates and stocking. Wrappers, Peel packs, rigid containers, different internal and external CI’s.
Week 3 – Workflow in each station, pulling cases and transporting, mechanical vs manual washers, CPR
Week 4 – Professionalism, review and incorporate week 1-3
You must pass this course with an overall score of 70% or above.
Objectives during Externship:
1. General Cleaning Instruments – Utensils – Specialty Items
2. Operation of Mechanical Washers
3. Wrapping Packaging, Packaging Techniques, Pouches, Flat Wraps, and Rigid Containers; Label/Expiration Dates, etc.
4. Assemble Instrument/Procedure Trays
5. Assembly/Layout, Inspection, Identification
6. Sterilization High & Low Temp Sterilization Processes, Sterilization QA Systems, Record Keeping, Handling/Putting Away Sterile Supplies, Dust Covering
7. Storage Clean & Sterile, Rotating Supplies, Inventory and Restocking Carts/Shelves, Outdates, Cleaning Storage Shelves
8. Miscellaneous - Quality Assurance Processes, Blood Borne Pathogen Protocols, Soiled Equipment Pick-Up, Standards, Regulations, Policies & Procedures
9. Patient Care Equipment Cleaning – Assembly/Testing Identification, Suction Units, IV Infusion/Patient-Controlled Analgesia Pumps, Hypothermia Units, Hot or Cold Therapy Devices, Infant Incubators, Respirators, Portable Equipment from the OR
10. Linen Folding, Inspection, Folding Drapes/Wrappers, Towels, etc.
11. Case Carts Assembly, Pick Sheets, Cover and Transport to
12. Distribution, Par Levels, Point of Use Systems, Exchange Carts, Just-In-Time
Ref # 0097
March 13, 2018
Course Title: Central Service (CS) / Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician (SPD) Course
Course Location: Sterile Processing Career Institute
10300 Sunset Drive, Suite 272-4
Miami, FL 33173
Course_Duration: Classes are approximately 24 weeks in length. Classes are available Mornings 9am-12pm, Evenings 6pm-9pm & Weekdays 9am-12pm
Textbook_Used: The Basics of Sterile Processing 6th edition (Textbook & Workbook)
* Ch. 1: Roles & Responsibilities
* Ch. 2: Anatomy & Physiology
* Ch. 3: Microbiology
* Ch. 4: Infection Prevention
* Ch. 5: Decontamination
* Ch. 6: Disinfection Processes
* Ch. 7: Processing Patient Care Equipment
* Ch. 8: Preparation & Packaging of Instruments & Devices
* Ch. 9: Types of Surgical Instrument & Specialty Devices
* Ch.10: Sterilization
* Ch.11: Inventory Control, Storage and Distribution
* Ch.12: Sterile Storage
Course_Fee: $850 (Textbook & Workbook included).
Name_Instructor_and_experience: Marcus B. Forrest ST, CSPDT is the instructor and has over 18 years experience in Sterile Processing.
Instructors_certified_by: Marcus B. Forrest is certified through CBSPD since 1999.
Phone: (786) 853-2897
Comments: At Sterile Processing Career Institute we have been training Central Service / Sterile Processing Technicians since 2007
Our school, SPCI, is located at:
Sterile Processing Career Institute
10300 Sunset Drive, Suite 272-4
Miami, FL 33173
Morning, Evening & Weekday courses are offered at the school and at local area hospitals.
Class are always forming. Seating is limited so register early.
Next class begins April 2018.
Ref # 0096
September 29, 2019 UPDATED
FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF STERILE PROCESSING
SPD and Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing Courses.
NW 97th Ave.
Miami, Florida 33172
We have classes weekdays twice a week (morning or evening) and Saturday in the morning.
Textbook: The basics of Sterile Processing Textbook, 6th Edition. CBSPD
The fee is $1,000 that include:
Extra study material.
Surgical Instruments Workshop.
Printed out CBSPD test application.
Continuing education credits once you are certified.
Ref # 0095
February 23, 2018
Course_Title: Sterile Processing Technician Training
Course_Location: South of downtown Atlanta, Georgia
1514 East Cleveland Avenue Suite 117
East Point, GA 30344
How_Often_Class: 3 times a year
Course_Duration: 10 weeks + 20 hours of clinical
Certificate Issued?: Certificate of Completion
Textbook_Used: The Basics of Sterile Processing & Workbook
Course_Curriculum: Roles and Responsibilities, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Infection Prevention, Decontamination, Disinfection Processes, Processing Patient Care Equipment, Preparation & Packaging of Instruments and Devices, Types of Surgical Instruments and Specialty Devices, Sterilization, Inventory Control, Storage, and Distribution, Sterile Storage, Medical Terminology. 20 hours of clinical hands-on-demonstration.
Name_Instructor: Carolyn Singleton- Russell, CST,CSFA,BSHA
Instructor_Certifications: U.S. Navy Corpsman, CST, CSFA, CPR-BLS, ACLS,BLS Instructor
Phone: (404) 228- 3604 or (770) 715- 4651
Ref # 0094
November 21, 2017
Course_Title: Sterile Processing Technician
Course_Location: University of Texas at Arlington
Street: 140 W. Mitchell Street
City-St-Zip: Arlington, Texas 76010
How_Often_Class: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00pm-9:30pm.
Upcoming dates: February 13-March 13, 2018 and May 22-June 19, 2018
Course_Duration: 31 hours classroom; 40 hours of hospital externship
Certificate Issued?: Yes
Textbook_Used: Sterile Processing University's The Basics of Sterile Processing Textbook, 6th ed. and Sterile Processing University's The Basics of Sterile Processing Workbook, 6th ed. Both included in tuition.
Course_Curriculum: Based on SPD Tech Exam outline and the Basics of Sterile Processing educational instructional slides.
Name_Instructor: Beverly Washington
Ref # 0093
December 19, 2017
Program Title: Central Sterile Processing Technician Certificate Program
St. Vincent’s College
2800 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Schedule: The program is a total of 10 weeks, 2 nights per week. Monday’s & Wednesday’s from 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
Upcoming 2018 Dates:
February 12, 2018 to April 25, 2018
August 5, 2018 to October 10, 2018
October 15, 2018 to December 19, 2018
Program Duration: A total of 60 hours. The program includes theory, hands-on lab skills and hospital practicum in the St. Vincent’s Medical Center.
Certificate of Completion Issued: Yes
Textbook/Workbook Used: 'Sterile Processing University's The Basics of Sterile Processing Textbook, 6th ed. and Sterile Processing University's The Basics of Sterile Processing Workbook, 6th ed. (Book/Workbook included in the Tuition.
Program Curriculum: Follows the SPD Tech Exam outline and clinical hand-on experience in the Sterile Processing located in the Medical Center.
Upon completion of the, Central Sterile Processing Technician Training Program, the student will be able to:
Discuss the various functional areas of a typical Central Service Department. Identify work hazards and importance of good communication skills.
Understand the various parts of the body, body systems and how they work. Identify pathogenic microorganisms and how they affect the body.
Describe levels of disinfections and universal precautions. Discuss the various aspects for the prevention of the transmission of blood borne pathogens.
Identify purpose and requirements for the decontamination process.
Be able to discuss the types and utilization of various types of cleaning equipment.
Identify the grades of instrumentation and discuss the care and maintenance required. Demonstrate the cleaning and care technique for power equipment, heat sensitive items and scoped instruments.
Understand basic principles for packaging and containerizing instrument sets. Discuss how mass metal could affect the sterile process and how to correct it.
Discuss the various types of quality control issues. Understand sterility maintenance and shelf life techniques.
Discuss the various sterilization methods available for hospital use. Demonstrate knowledge in sterile testing, parameters and traceability.
Discuss benefits and dangers of ethylene oxide (EtO), a carcinogenic.
Describe phases of pre-vac, gravity, EtO, plasma and peracetic acids sterilization cycles.
Understanding biological requirements and record-keeping requirements. Discuss proper environmental conditions, stock rotation and work flow efforts.
Describe the four principal types of inventory systems and how they work.
Receive hands-on practicum in sterile processing in St. Vincent’s Medical Center (St. Vincent’s Medical Center is a licensed 473-bed community teaching and referral hospital with a Level II trauma center.)
Instructor: Kareem Wali
Instructor Certification(s): CBSPD
Program Tuition Fee: $1,600.00 (Tuition includes: Book and Workbook)
Official high school or GED transcript
Official college transcript (if applicable)
Ref # 0092
August 4, 2018 - updated
The Ramirez Institute of Sterile Processing
Instructor: Dena Ramirez
I am available to teach in different parts of CT, Massachusetts, and NY. I also teach on Saturdays.
I have been teaching the CBSPD course for the past 4 years.
The fee is $1,050 and that includes:
Extra Class Room Materials.
Tour of an actual Sterile Processing Department.
CBSPD Exam application and help applying for the exam.
Help with resume building once certified.
Free continuing education credits for you to maintain your certification once certified.
Ref # 0091
May 29, 2017
Course Title: Central Sterile Supply & Distribution (CSSD) Technician Program
Cornerstone International College
24301 Southland Dr., Suite 214
Hayward, CA 94545
How Often Class: Weekly
Course Duration: 10 weeks
Textbook Used: Basics of Sterile Processing (6th Ed)
Course Curriculum: The sterile processing and distribution technician decontaminates, inspects, assembles, and sterilizes instruments and surgical trays. The technician also manages inventory control, orders supplies, inspects, maintains, delivers and retrieves equipment and instruments for the surgery suite, emergency room and intensive care units.
This program prepares graduates for eligibility for the international board examination given by CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing & Distribution) or IPASS (International Professional Association of Sterile Services).
Sterile Processing Technician Program includes such topics as:
Anatomy & Physiology
Microbiology & Chemistry Related to Central Service Activities
Communications & Interpersonal Skills
Infection Control Procedures
Central Services Departmental Organization & Function
Principles of Safety
Principles, Methods & Controls of Sterilization Processes (cleaning, processing, packaging, distributing, storing, and inventory control of sterile goods, instruments, trays & equipment)
Blood Borne Diseases, HIV/AIDS
Hospital clinical training is conducted after the board exam.
Course Fee: $2100.00 ($400 Non-refundable Registration Fee)
Name Instructor and experience: Marie Cawilihan, CSPDT - 5 years Michael Barnes, CSPDT - 3 years Ronald Reed, CSPDT - 3 years Ramon Fernandez, CSPDT - 2 years
Comments: We have different locations to serve the community.
Hayward | Sacramento | Camarillo | Manila
Ref # 0090
March 28, 2017
Course Title: Sterile Processing Technician
Nurse Builders Academy
1825 De La Cruz Blvd., Suite 105 – Santa Clara, CA 95050
T: (408) 970-5025
F: (408) 970-5005
How Often Class: Evening & Weekends
Tue & Thu from 3:00PM – 8:00PM
Sat & Sun from 3:00PM – 8:00PM
Textbook: The Basic Sterile Processing/6th Edition. By; Sterile Processing University, LLC
Module 1 Roles and Responsibilities
Module 2 Anatomy and Physiology
Module 3 Microbiology
Module 4 Infection Control
Module 5 Decontamination
Module 6 Patient Care Equipment
Module 7 Preparing and Packaging of Surgical Instruments
Module 8 Sterilization
Module 9 Sterile Storage
Module 10 Distribution
Total Program Cost: $ 2100 (includes: $100 Registration Fee; One Textbook; One Set Uniform
Instructor Name/Certified by: Amy Guecarra; Certified by CBSPD
Ref # 0089
November 10, 2015
Course_Title: STERILE FORENSICS
Street: 2074 Mount Olive Way
City-St-Zip: Santa Rosa
Course_Duration: 52 Weeks
Textbook_Used: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF STERILE PROCESSING
Chapter 1 WELCOME TO STERILE PROCESSING
Chapter 2 SAFETY AND TEAM BUILDING
Chapter 3 GASPARIAN STAFFING MODULE
Chapter 4 MORALE AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE
Chapter 5 THE SCIENCE OF STERILE WORKFLOW
Chapter 6 LEADERSHIP IN STERILE PROCESSING
Chapter 7 STERILE FORENSICS
Chapter 8 MEASURING QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY
Chapter 9 SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS
Chapter 10 UNEXPLAINED PAIN AFTER SURGERY
Chapter 11 SURGICAL IMPLANT PROCESSING
Chapter 12 MAKING A CAREER IN STERILE PROCESSING
Chapter 13 GAINING RECOGNITION IN HEALTHCARE
Chapter 14 PROCESS STANDARDIZATION
Chapter 15 KNOWING YOUR SURGERY SCHEDULE
Chapter 16 EDUCATING THE GENERAL PUBLIC
Chapter 17 HEALTHY OPERATING ROOM RELATIONS
Chapter 18 KNOWING AND SERVING YOUR SURGEONS
Chapter 19 WORKING WITH NURSES AND SCRUB TECHS
Name_Instructor_and_experience: Francis Aka-eri
8 years of sterile processing
8 years of medical laboratory sciences/Research scientist
15 years published author/Inventor of sterile processing devices
Instructors_certified_by: IAHCSMM CERTIFIED CRCST, CIS, CHL, APPROVED INSTRUCTOR
Ref # 0088
June 20, 2015
Course_Title: Medical Central Service Technology
Course_Locale: Prairie State College
Street: 202 South Halsted Street
City-St-Zip: Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Course_Duration: 15 weeks, Tuesday/Thursday, 6pm-9pm
Textbook_Used: Basics of Sterile Processing Textbook and Workbook
Course_Curriculum: Roles & Responsibilities, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology Infection, Control Decontamination Processing, Patient Care Equipment Preparation, Packaging & Instrumentation Sterilization, Sterile Storage Inventory, Control & Distribution
Name_Instructor_and_experience: Martha Scott has over 25 years of experience in Sterile Processing.
Instructors_certified_by: Chicago Association of Healthcare Central Service Personnel International Association of Central Service Materials Management CBSPD
Ref # 0087
December 6, 2014
Course_Title: National Certification Training In The Field Of Sterile Processing
Course_Locale: The Berwyn Kelley Institute of Learning
Street: 34 Overhill Ave
City-St-Zip: New Britain, CT 06053
How_Often_Class: Twice per week
Course_Duration: Classes are 3 hours and then a 1 hour study session
Textbook_Used: The Basics of Sterile Processing Textbook
Course_Curriculum: Roles and Responsibilities - the history of SPD, the agencies that regulate it and the functions of the sterile processor and the sterile processing department.
Anatomy and Physiology - all of the body systems and how they work.
Microbiology - microorganisms, their anatomy, what they need to survive, the diseases that plague healthcare facilities, etc.
Infection Control - the principles of infection control, how the concepts took hold, the best way to protect yourself, etc.
Decontamination - the basics of cleaning, selection and use of detergents, various types of mechanical cleaning equipment, manual cleaning, processing of specialty devices. Types of disinfectants (environmental and high level), their uses and best practices.
Patient Care Equipment - the various types of equipment, their uses and how to best process them.
Preparation/Packaging/Surgical Instruments - basic instrument anatomy and uses, care, handling and testing of instruments, classifications of instruments, types of packaging materials and systems, wrapping methods, care and handling of rigid container systems, preparation of various devices.
Sterilization - the requirements for sterilization for steam, (pre-vac and gravity displacement), ethylene oxide gas, low temperature gas plasma, dry heat, ozone and peracetic acid sterilization. Use of chemical indicators, their classifications; use of biological testing and frequency.
Sterile Storage - Proper environmental conditions for sterile storage, transportation of sterile product. How to best protect stored items.
Inventory Control and Distribution - the various methods for supply distribution and inventory management concepts.
Course_Fee: $1,000 (Due after healthcare employment is obtained)
Name_Instructor_and_experience: Berwyn Kelley 25+ Years in the field of Sterile Processing
Instructors_certified_by: Berwyn Kelley, AS, BS, MSBS, CSPDT
Comments: We dont succeed unless you succeed. We also provide free resume reviews and interviewing skills assessments.
Ref # 0086
May 15, 2018-updated
Course Title: Sterile Processing Technician Training Program
Course Locale: NILES COLLEGE
Street: 1290 Old Bayshore Highway, Suite 152
City, St, Zip: Burlingame, CA 94010
How Often Class: Weekdays, Evening Weekdays and Weekends
Course Duration: 8-10 weeks
Textbook Used: The Basics of Sterile Processing Textbook, 6th Edition by Nancy Chobin, RN
Course Description: Niles College will provide a Sterile Processing Technician Program. The SPT training program is an 8-10 weeks class consisting of 120 hours.
Course Objectives: The program is design to prepare qualified individuals to become safe and competent Sterile Processing Technician in a variety of health-care facilities. The curriculum prepares them to take the program competency evaluation for the International Certification. Upon Completion of the training, the students receive a Certificate of Completion of the SPT program and become eligible to take the SPT proficiency examination and be certified by the Certification Board for the Sterilization Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD).
At the end of the course, students will be able to understand: Roles & Responsibilities, Life Sciences, Decontamination and Disinfection, Preparation & Handling / Surgical Instrumentation, Sterilization, Inventory Management and Distribution / Sterile Storage and Ethics.
Course Fee: $2200.00
Name: Instructor and Experience:
1. Mr. Bob Wilkerson, CSPDT, 8 years of teaching experience
2. Mr. Timothy Waiters, CSPDT, 2 years of teaching experience
3. Mr. Peter Anthony Bulan, RN, CRCST, 12 years of experience
Ref # 0085
September 4, 2014
Course_Title: Sterile Processing Training Course
Course_Locale: Central Processing Technical Training School (CPTTS)
Street: 3240 Mather Field road (Days Inn hotel conference room)
City-St-Zip: Rancho Cordova Ca. 95670
How_Often_Class: Weekdays and Saturday only course available
Course_Duration: Course is appox 7-8 weeks
Textbook_Used: The Basic of Sterile Processing, 4th Edition, CBSPD Technician Study Guide, 9th Edition, The Basics of Sterile Processing and IAHCSMM 7th Edition
Introduction to Sterile Processing
Anatomy & Physiology (basic)
Preparation and Handling of Surgical Instruments
Preparation and Packaging for Sterilization
Course_Fee: $2500.00 which includes all fees, no hidden charges
Name_Instructor_and_experience: Mr. Larry D Price over 20+ years in the Sterilie Processing and Surgical Technician field as an instructor. Recipient of the Who's Who Among American Teachers 2004-2005.
Mr. Al Ritchon- San Francisco bay area instructor has over 20+ year experience in Sterile Processing and Surgical Technician fields.
Both instructors sit on many SPS related boards and organizations.
Both instructors are former medical instructors at Heald and Bryman Colleges. Each instructor is a United States Military Veteran and Certified Government SPS instructor.
Instructors_certified_by: Both Instructors are certified with CBSPD, IAHCSMM and Federal Government organizations.
Phone: (916) 670-5577
Comments: CPTTS has 2 locations: Sacramento and San Francisco bay area locations. The new Bay Area location at: 777 Southland Dr. Hayward, California Ca. 94545. This location has a introduction discounted rate. Please contact Mr. Al Ritchon at (510) 917-0724 for class schedule and start times. CPTTS has numerous contracted externship locations in Sacramento and San Francisco bay areas. For those who reside outside Northern California, CPTTS has an discounted online 12 week program at: www.cptts.net Externships available to all who reside in the Northern California area.
Ref # 0084
October 14, 2014 - updated
Course_Title: Sterile Processing Certification Preparatory Course
Course_Locale: PREZIO Health University- Online
Street: 25175 Dequindre Rd
City-St-Zip: Madison Heights, MI 48071
How_Often_Class: 1 module per week
Course_Duration: 11 weeks
Textbook_Used: CBSPD Certification prep book
Course_Curriculum: Follows the CBSPD certification preparatory outline
Name_Instructor_and_experience: Wayne McPeek - 15 years experience William Filipponi - 20 years experience
Instructors_certified_by: McPeek- certified through CBSPD, Filipponi- certified through IAHCSMM
Ref # 0082
August 4, 2018 - updated
Course_Title: STERILE PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION TECHNICIAN PROGRAM
Course_Locale: MARTINSON COLLEGE
Street: 3855 E. La Palma Ave., Suite 234
City-St-Zip: Anaheim, CA 92807
How_Often_Class: Daily (Day and Evening Classes)
Course_Duration: 120 hours
Textbook_Used: The Basics of Sterile Processing, 6th Edition
Course_Curriculum: This course is presented in a lecture/skills format which is designed to prepare the student to take the Board Exam and pursue certification by CBSPD. The student shall be exposed to a practical "hands-on" experience in the preparation and packaging of surgical instrument sets, as well as the identification of basic surgical instruments. The objective is for the student to learn the material from the textbook, as well as attain the necessary skills to get hired.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student shall receive a Certificate of Completion and become eligible to take the Board Exam. Our primary goal is for the student to achieve certification as a Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT).
The course will cover the following topics:
1. Roles and Responsibilities
2. Anatomy and Physiology
4. Infection Prevention
6. Disinfection Processes
7. Processing Patient Care Equipment
8. Preparation and Packaging
9. Surgical Instruments and Specialty Devices
11. Inventory Control, Storage and Distribution
12. Sterile Storage
Course_Fee: From $299.00
Name_Instructor_and_experience: Program Director: Daniel Leon, CST, CSPDT.
Daniel Leon is certified in both Surgical Technology and Sterile Processing. A former law student with a bachelors degree from UCLA, Mr. Leon utilizes his personal experience within the SPD departments from several hospitals directly into the classroom experience. Many of his students develop high standards and succeed not only in Sterile Processing, but in other related careers as well.
Comments: Online, classroom and hybrid classes available. Classrooms located in Orange and San Diego County. Call for updated class schedules.
Ref # 0077
January 18, 2015 - Updated
Course_Title: Sterile Processing Technician Certificate Program
Course_Locale: Fayetteville Technical Community College
Street: 2201 Hull Rd.
City-St-Zip: Fayetteville, North Carolina, 28303
Course_Duration: 16 weeks, 1 semester
Textbook_Used: The Basic of Sterile Processing, 5th Edition, CBSPD Technician Study Guide, 10th Edition, The Basics of Sterile Processing Workbook, 5th Edition, Surgical Instruments (A Pocket Guide), 4th Edition
Course_Curriculum: Program/Course Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.Recognize/demonstrate the use of sterilization process monitors, including temperature and frequency of appropriate chemical indicators and bacterial spore tests for all sterilizers.
2.List the processes and steps of decontamination.
3.List the assembly and packaging systems and discuss their advantages and disadvantages.
4.List the processes and steps of sterilization.
5.Cite the importance of quality control.
6.List the means of preventing safety hazards.
7.List the agencies involved with the development of standards and their application to sterile processing.
8.Basic understanding of surgical instrumentation.
9.Recognize basic principles of infection control/microbiology.
10.Interpret and apply medical terminology and anatomical terms as they relate to equipment and supplies issued by central service personnel.
11.Develop a basic understanding of the structure and function of the body systems
Course_Fee: In-state $1,702.00 Out-of-state $4,774.00
Name_Instructor_and_experience: Katrina Simpson, 10 years Certified Surgical Technologist / Certified Sterile Processing Technician
Ref # 0076
January 18, 2015 - updated
Course_Title: Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician Certification Program
Course_Locale: Altamont Healthcare
Address: 1350 W Robinhood Dr Suite 5C, Stockton CA 95207
Course_Duration: Fast Track: Weekend Class ( 8 weeks), Night Class ( 7 weeks), Day Class ( 5 weeks)
Textbook_Used: The Basics of Sterile Processing Textbook 5th Edition
Course_Curriculum: (Night Class: 15 hours/week; Day Class: 20 hours/week; Weekend Class: 12.5 hours/week)
SPDT Certification Program Fast Track ( 20 hours/week)
Day 1: Chapter 1: Roles and Responsibilities
Chapter 2: Anatomy & Physiology
Day 2: Review: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2
Test: Chapter 1 & 2
Day 3: Chapter 3: Microbiology
Chapter 4: Infection Control
Chapter 6: Processing PCE
Day 4 : Chapter 5: Decontamination
Personal Protective Equipment Lab
Mock Decontamination Set-up
Day 5: Review: Chapter 3, 4, & 6
Test: Chapter 3, 4, & 6
Day 6: Chapter 5: Decontamination Lab
Day 7: Chapter 7: Preparation, packaging, &
Day 8: Review: Chapter 5 & 7
Test: Chapter 5 & 7
Day 9: Chapter 7: Preparation, Packaging &
Day 10: Chapter 8: Sterilization Lab
Day 11: Review Chapter 7 & 8
Test: Chapter 7 & 8
Day 12 : Chapter 8: Sterilization Lab
Day 13 : Chapter 9: Sterile Storage Lab
Chapter 10: Inventory Control and Distribution
Day 14 : Review Chapter 8, 9, & 10
Test: Chapter 8, 9, & 10
Day 15: LAST DAY OF CLASS
Mock of Certification Exam
Awarding of Certification
Course_Fee: $2090 with same inclusions and a FREE Grand Review 1-2 weeks prior to the International Certification Examination.
Discounts & Scholarships: Available. Call for eligibility @ 209-267-4419
Name_Instructor_and_experience: Cherish Canda, SPDT certified since February 2012
Instructors_certified_by: Cherish Canda, CBSPD certified
Ref # 0072
September 4, 2014 - updated
Course_Title: Sterile Processing Technician Program
MedTek College Hayward
3114 Diablo Avenue
Hayward California 94545
866-770-3281 X 2
Medtek College Sacramento
2020 Hurley Way, Suite 285
Sacramento CA. 95825
866-770-3281 X 1
Medtek College Skokie
8930 Gross Point Rd, Ste LL200A
Skokie, IL 60077
866-770-3281 x 4
Course_Duration: 6 Weeks Classroom Theory Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm /10 weeks MWF 6:00pm-10:00pm/10 weeks Sat-Sun8:00am-4:00pm
Textbook_Used: The Basic of Sterile Processing 4th Edition by Ms. Nancy Chobin,RN,AAS,ACSP,CSPDM
Course_Curriculum: Sterile Processing/Central Supply Department is known to be the HEART of the Hospital.The SPD support almost 40% of Surgical Instruments,Patient Care Equipment and 90% of all hospital supply SPD properly stored them and do the distribution and inventory control.Sterile Processing Technician are dedicated individual with highest certification approved by CBSPD and IAHCMMS. Their role and responsibilities includes cleaning surgical instruments/Patient Care Equipment with the use of disinfection and ultrasonic machine/mechanical washer,Inspecting and preparing a surgical sets,Sterilized all surgical instruments with different sterilizer such as Steam,EO,LTGP,Ozone and Dry heat sterilizer with uses of Chemical Sterilant,storing all sterilize item in Sterile Storage and properly distribute and deliver supply to all the departments in the hospital.This class will teach student the following topics:
Chapter 1:Roles and responsibilities
Chapter 2:Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 4:Infection control
Chapter 6:Patient Care Equipment
Chapter 7:Preparation and Packaging
Chapter 9:Sterile Storage
Chapter 10:Inventory and Distribution
Chapter 11:Flexible Endoscopes
*Maricel M. Nguyen,CSPDT,CRCST-4 years experience in SPD,worked at St.
Mary's Hospital SFO and Veterans Hospital Palo Alto CA.
*Yasser Castro,CSPDT,CRCST-2 years experience in SPD,worked at O'Conner Hospital,Kaiser Santa Clara CA.
*Moises Abad,CSPDT-2 years experience in SPD,worked as Clinical instructor and preceptor in Kaiser Hospital and currently employed at Stanford Hospital Ca.
*Fritzen Rivera,CSPDTCRCST-14 Years working in SPD as Manager in SPD Kaiser Valejo,Supervisor in SPD Kaiser SFO,currently employed as SPD Supervisor CPMC CA. Campus SFO.
*Christopher Arnold,CSPDT,CRCST-5 years working in SPD as Supervisor in SPD Kaiser Sacramento
(Rancho Cucamonga Campus)
*Maricel Nguyen,CSPDT,CRCST-4 years experience in SPD *Frank Batang, CSPDT,CRCST-1 year experience working in SPD as clinical preceptor instructor in Kaiser Hospital.
*Jonathan Reimer,CSPDT,CRCST,CHL-13 Years working in SPD as Manager in West Suburban Medical Center in Oakpark, IL.
*Craig Jordan,CSPDT,CRCST-15 Years as Surgical Tech and 20 Years working in SPD as Manager in Lurie Childrens Hospital in Chicago, IL.
Instructors_certified_by: Maricel M. Nguyen both CBSPD and IAHCMMS certified and member since 2009 and CCSA member.
Joan Juarez certified by CBSPD
Yasser Castro certified by CBSPD
Our campus had included a SPD simulation classroom.We're proud to add in our curriculum a 24 hours hands on experience in Minor Instrumentations(minor and major surgical sets)and Packaging instruments.This will help students be very competitive and marketable in job market even they just graduated.Our classes can also be taken online or at the campus.We also offers clinical externship in various locations in CA like Kaiser Hospitals,St. Joseph Hospital,St. Mary's Hospital,UCSF hospital,Loma Linda Hospital and Surgery Centers in Bayarea.
We also offers training to all employees at various hospital who are currently holding a certificate as Technician 1 and wanted to challenge the test to get Certified as Technician II, we will only charge $499 to your facility.Hurry up and reserve a seat.It's time to change your career!Check out our website at(www.medtekcollege.com) and give us a call or make appointment soon.We offer the SPT Program 4x a year, every 1st week of the following month of ,Jan,April,July,Oct.
Ref # 0063
January 17, 2015 - updated
Course Title: Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician
Course Location: The University of Akron. UA Solutions. Akron, OH 44325
How often are Classes: Fall & Spring
Course Duration: 20 sessions, Tues/Thurs 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 17 – April 23, 2015 (fall semester to be scheduled)
Certificate of Completion: Yes
Textbook Used: CBSPD Sterile Processing Technician Study Guide 10th Edition; Sterile Processing University "The Basics of Sterile Processing" 5th Edition Textbook and Workbook (total approximately $170 plus shipping).
Sterile Processing is a field dedicated to supporting the healthcare industry with supplies and equipment. You will learn sterilization practices that will prepare you to become a Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician.
manual and mechanical cleaning
instrument inspection and assembly
sterilization procedures and methods
Class format includes lecture, demonstration and practice. Includes a field trip to a local area hospital sterile processing department. Upon completion, you will be eligible to take the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) Exam. Cost of exam not included.
Course Fee: $795
Name of Instructor(s) and Experience: Christine Miller
Instructor(s) Certification: Registered Central Service Technician
Ref # 0062
February 10, 2016-Updated
Course_Title: Central Sterile Processing Technologist College Credit Certificate and/or Endoscopic Technician College Credit Certificate (Degree Option with Additional Courses)Associates in Health Sciences
Course_Locale: Gulf Coast State College
Street: 5230 West Highway 98
City-St-Zip: Panama City, Florida 32401
Course_Duration: 2 Semesters
Textbook_Used: The Basics of Sterile Processing
Course_Curriculum: GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES Cr. Hrs.
Requirements for completion of the AS degree (15 cr)
ENC 1101 English I 3
Biology Elective (Human Biology Recommended) 3
PSY 2012 General Psychology or
SYG 2000 Sociology 3
Humanities Electives 6
CORE PREREQUISITE COURSES
Requirements for the Surgical Core Track Options I, II Common Prerequisites Required:
STS 1300 Surgical Anatomy and Physiology 5
HSC 1000 Orientation to Perioperative Services 3
HSC 1000L Orientation to Periop. Services Lab 1
HSC 2520 Microbiology for Periop. Services 3
CORE COURSE TRACKS
Choose one (1) of the Following Two Core Options:
Core Option I Endoscopic Technician (12 cr)
STS 1925 Endoscopy Basics 3
STS 1925L Endoscopy Basics Lab 1
STS 1926 Endoscopy Technician Theory 3
STS 1926L Endoscopy Tech Lab & Clinical 3
STS 2365 The Art of Teamwork in Surgery 1
STS 2361 Professional Skills for the OR Team 1
Core Option II Central Sterile Processing Technologist (18 cr)
HSC 1434 Central Processing Technology 6
HSC 1434L Central Processing Tech Lab & Clinical 6
STS 1925 Endoscopy Basics 3
STS 1925L Endoscopy Basics Lab 1
STS 2365 The Art of Teamwork in Surgery 1
STS 2361 Professional Skills for the OR Team 1
Electives for AS Degree:
Endoscopic Technician 25
Central Sterile Processing Technician 19
Total Degree Credits required AS degree in HS 64
****Those desiring a degree who are already certified can apply and receive external college credit:
24 credits (Endo Technican Certification) or
30 credits (CSPDT) with a copy of their certification and completion of the proof of employment.
Total credits for Certificate ONLY:
Endoscopic Technician Course 24
CSPT Course 30
Name_Instructor_and_experience: Ms. Lynn Barber, CST, CSPDT, 15 years experience
Instructors_certified_by: All CBSPD
Ref # 0026
Fall 2017 – updated August 5, 2019
Central Sterile Processing Technician Certificate Program
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd.
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
Schedule: The program is a total of 8-10 weeks, 2 nights per week.
Program Duration: A total of 60 hours. The program includes theory, hands-on laboratory skills and acute practicum in hospital(s) setting.
Certificate of Completion Issued: Yes
Textbook/Workbook Used: 'Sterile Processing University's The Basics of Sterile Processing Textbook, 6th ed. and Sterile Processing University's The Basics of Sterile Processing Workbook, 6th ed. (Book/Workbook included in the Tuition).
Program Curriculum: Theory follows the SPD Tech Exam outline. The students practice in laboratory setting on college campus and are placed in one of the area hospitals for practicum training.
Instructor Certification(s): CBSPD
Program Tuition Fee: $1,199.00 (Tuition includes: Textbook & Workbook)
Central Sterile Processing Program will cover the following objectives:
- Functional areas of Central Service Department to identify work hazards and importance of good communication skills.
- Understand the various parts of the body, body systems and how they work. Identify pathogenic microorganisms and how they affect the body.
- Describe levels of disinfections and universal precautions.
- Discuss the various aspects for the prevention of the
transmission of blood borne pathogens.
- Identify purpose and requirements for the decontamination process.
- Be able to discuss the types and utilization of various types of cleaning equipment.
- Identify the grades of instrumentation and discuss the care and maintenance required. Demonstrate the cleaning and care technique for power equipment, heat sensitive items and scoped instruments.
- Understand basic principles for packaging and containerizing instrument sets. Discuss how mass metal could affect the sterile process and how to correct it.
- Discuss the various types of quality control issues. Understand sterility maintenance and shelf life techniques.
- Discuss the various sterilization methods available for hospital use. Demonstrate knowledge in sterile testing, parameters and traceability.
- Discuss benefits and dangers of ethylene oxide (EtO), a carcinogenic.
- Describe phases of pre-vac, gravity, EtO, plasma and peracetic acids sterilization cycles.
- Understanding biological requirements and record-keeping requirements.
- Discuss proper environmental conditions, stock rotation and work flow efforts.
- Describe the four principal types of inventory systems and how they work.
- Practice the skills needed in a lab-setting at the College.
- Receive hands-on sterile processing practicum in one of the area hospitals.