CBSPD Listing of CS/SPD CoursesThe 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).
Does your course need to be removed? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the Reference # assigned to your course on this page.
The CBSPD is not affiliated with any of the courses on this page but they may be used for training for our exams as long as the instructors are either IAHCSMM/CBSPD certified or have extensive experience in the field. Be sure to investigate each course before you sign up to be sure that it is a course that offers good training from a professional and that the course is using at least the Basics of Sterile Processing Textbook (made by Sterile Processing University). If any course offers only the old ASHCSP Tech Training Manual or any IAHCSMM textbook, then it will greatly decrease your chance of passing any of the CBSPD certification exams. The CBSPD reserves the right to remove any course listed on this page if deemed necessary.
** Current Number of Courses Posted = 18**
Ref # 001
***Click HERE for a list of Sterile Processing Schools!
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**TWO New Management "On-site" Courses Available in 2016 with Nancy Chobin, RN, AAS, ACSP, CSPM!!!
NOTE: This Course Contains All New Topics and Materials for 2016
September 19-22, 2016
Embassy Suites Hotel
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 29, 2016 (Fee is $750, after this date, Fee is $825 for all 4 days (Note: Active military personnel are exempt from late fee))
FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 12, 2016
CEUS- Sterile Processing CEUS will be provided (CBSPD and IAHCSMM) for any individuals who are already certified in sterile processing. Sorry, there are no Nursing CEUs. Attendees must be present for the entire program to receive CEUs or they will be pro-rated based on your attendance.
A brochure is posted HERE.
Cannot take time off from your job? Do not have travel money in your budget? Then sign up for the SPD Management Course given via webinar!
Check back for future dates.
UNIVERSITY ON-LINE COURSES!! - by Nancy Chobin - CBSPD!
The New Jersey State Department of Health now requires certification for personnel performing sterile processing functions. This course will help train you in the best practices for the profession.
At the completion of this course, a certificate of completion will be provided by MCES. This program will prepare candidates to sit for the CBSPD or IAHCSMM certification examinations.
MCES faculty members are credentialed in their profession and have
extensive experience in teaching, lecturing and have been published
Ref # 0090
November 10, 2015
Course_Title: On Line Central Sterile Technician Interactive Class
Course_Locale: On Line provided by Advantage Support Services, Inc
Street: 700 Inverness Ave
City-St-Zip: Nashville, Tn 37204
How_Often_Class: Weekly or As often as your schedule permits
Course_Duration: 11 Week Syllabus
Textbook_Used: The Basics of Sterile Processing 5th Edition
READ: Student to read chapter material before actual class
LECTURE: Student to view on line video lecture
STUDY CARDS: Student can open and print study cards to help them retain chapter information
LIVE STUDY SESSION: Student can participate with an instructor through a Go To Meeting weekly
EXAM: Student can take chapter exam on line
To include: Objectives and Additional Resources
A Certificate of Completion will be issued after completing the program and receiving a passing grade on the final exam A Competency training report will be issued to student and management with a participating grade.
Name_Instructor_and_experience: Angela Lewellyn Director of CSSD 20 Years Experience
Instructors_certified_by: Angela Lewellyn LPN, CRCST, CSPDT
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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_Curriculum: Roles & Responsibilities, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology Infection, Control Decontamination Processing, Patient Care Equipment Preparation, Packaging & Instrumentation Sterilization, Sterile Storage Inventory, Control & Distribution
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
September 4, 2014
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: Weekend Only
Course_Duration: 10 weeks
Textbook_Used: The Basics of Sterile Processing Textbook, 5th Edition
Course_Curriculum: Introduction to Sterile Processing, Roles & Responsibilities, Regulations, Ethics, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology/Infection Control, Decontamination, Chemical Disinfection, Instrumentation Familiarization, Preparation & Packaging for Sterilization, Preparation & Handling of Surgical Instrument, Sterilization: Steam, dry heat, ethylene oxide gas, low-temperature gas plasma, peracetic acid, Sterile Storage, Inventory Control and Supply Distribution.
Name_Instructor_and_experience: 1. Mr. Al Barriga, IAHCSMM 2. Mr. Bob Wilkerson, CBSPD
Comments: The program is design to prepare
qualified individuals to become safe and competent Sterile Processing
Technician (SPT) in a variety of healthcare facilities. The curriculum prepares
them to take the program competency evaluation for the International
Certification. Upon completion of the training, the students will be awarded
with 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, (CBSPD).
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
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 # 0083
October 14, 2014 - updated
Course_Title: CENTRAL VALLEY OF CALIFORNIA STERILE PROCESSING CERTIFICATION COURSE
Course_Locale: PORTERVILLE ADULT EDUCATION
Street: 400 W Pioneer
City-St-Zip: PORTERVILLE CALIF 93257
How_Often_Class: EVERY 4 MONTHS DEPENDING ON ENROLLMENT
Course_Duration: FAST TRACK COURSE EVERY WEEKEND FOR 5-6 WEEKENDS 3-4 HOURS PER CLASS
Textbook_Used: THE BASICS OF STERILE PROCESSING TEXTBOOK AND WORKBOOK AND STUDY- GUIDE 5TH EDITION
Course_Curriculum: CHAPTERS 1-12/AND INTRO TO SURGICAL INSTRUMENTATION LAB 1.ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 2.ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 3.MICROBIOLOGY 4.INFECTION CONTROL 5.DECONTAMINATION 6.PROCESSING PATIENT CARE EQUIPMRNT 7.PREPARATION, PACKAGING, AND INSTRUMENTATION 8.STERILIZATION 9.STERILE STORAGE 10.INVENTORY CONTROL AND DISTRIBUTION 11.SURGICAL INSTRUMENTATION LAB--THIS PART OF THE COURSE IS DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE THE STUDENT TO SURGICAL INSTRUMENTATION SO THAT HE/SHE WILL HAVE A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF GENERAL SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND BE ABLE TO PROCESS AND ASSEMBLE A MINOR AND A MAJOR INSTRUMENT SET WHICH WILL GIVE THEM A BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF SURGICAL INSTRUMENTATION.
AFTER COMPLETION OF THESE AREAS/CHAPTERS THERE WILL BE A FINAL EXAM AND UPON PASSING THE EXAM A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION WILL BE AWARDED TO EACH PASSING STUDENT, THIS WILL ALLOW THE STUDENT TO THEN SIT FOR/TAKE THE INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION OFFERED BY THE CERTFICTATION BOARD OF STERILE PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION (CBSPD) INTERNATIONAL CERTIFYING ASSOCIATION FOR STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICANS
Course_Fee: $750.00 BOOKS NOT INCLUDED
Name_Instructor_and_experience: STAN LANDRUM-- HAS OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, SEVERAL CERTIFICATIONS AND IS PUBLISHED AUTHOR.
Instructors_certified_by: STAN LANDRUM--C.H.L.--C.S.P.D.M--C.S.P.D.S--C.I.S-C.R.C.S.T. CERTIFIED IN MATERIAL MANAGEMENT (GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE) CERTIFIED THROUGH IAHCSMM AND CBSPD
Comments: THIS COURSE WILL BE INSTRUCTED BY STAN LANDRUM CURRENTLY THE STERILE PROCESSING SUPERVISOR AT SIERRA VIEW DISTRICT HOSPITAL, HE HAS OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN STERILE PROCESSING AND HOLDS CERTIFICATIONS FROM MANAGEMENT TO INSTRUMENT SPECIALIST, CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE LEADER, AS WELL AS BEING CERTIFIED AS A SUPERVISOR AND A CERTIFIED TECHNICAN, ALSO CERTIFIED IN MATERIALS MANAGEMENT ALWAYS SEEKING TO MOTIVATE AND UPLIFT THE STERILE PROCESSING SKILL SET THROUGH WORK EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIANS
Ref # 0082
June 20, 2015 - updated
Course_Title: STERILE PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION TECHNICIAN PROGRAM
Course_Locale: MARTINSON COLLEGE
Street: 1800 E. McFadden Avenue - Ste. 200A
City-St-Zip: Santa Ana, CA 92705
How_Often_Class: Daily (Day and Evening Classes)
Course_Duration: 120 hours
Textbook_Used: The Basics of Sterile Processing, 5th Edition
Course_Curriculum: This course involves a careful examination of the different processes involved in CS/SPD. The program is designed 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 an international certification. Upon completion of training, students receive a Certificate of Completion and become eligible to take the SPT proficiency examination and be certified by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD)
The course will cover the following topics:
1. Roles and Responsibilities
2. Anatomy and Physiology
4. Infection Control
6. Processing of Patient Care Equipment
8. Preparation and Handling of Surgical Instruments
10. Sterile Storage
Course_Fee: From $299.00
Name_Instructor_and_experience: Program Director:
Edward de Guzman, BSN, CSPDT, CCHT
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
(Night Class: 15 hours/week; Day Class: 20 hours/week; Weekend Class: 12.5 hours/week)
Discounts & Scholarships: Available. Call for eligibility @
Instructors_certified_by: Cherish Canda, CBSPD certified
Ref # 0072
September 4, 2014 - updated
Course_Title: Sterile Processing Technician Program
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
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
Instructors_certified_by: Maricel M. Nguyen
both CBSPD and IAHCMMS certified and member since 2009 and CCSA member.
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.
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
Ref # 0026
October 11, 2015 - updated
Course Title: Sterile Processing Technician
Rotation: 5 clinical skill rotation days for hands on exposure
with experienced professionals within the sterile processing department.