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CBSPD Listing of CS/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).

If you have information about an SPD course that you would like to share, please fill out our on-line form. A course listing will be provided on this page for free.

Does your course need to be removed? Please contact webmaster@sterileprocessing.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 = 28**

Ref # 001

***Click HERE for a list of Sterile Processing Schools!

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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, you will need extensive hands-on experience processing GI scopes and bronchoscopes. This can 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. This program will also prepare candidates to sit for The Certification Board for Sterile Processing& Distribution’s (CBSPD) Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor certification examination.

The fee for this course is $25 per module plus the final exam.  Total cost is $350 which is far less than most courses.  You pay for each module as you take it so you do not have to pay the entire fee all at once. You do not pay for the entire course up front (but we give you the option if you want). There is no time limit on completion of the course.  You learn at your own rate. 

Module 1 - Forward and History of Endoscopy
Module 2 - Rules, Regulations, and Safety – Part I
Module 3 - Rules, Regulations, and Safety – Part II
Module 4 - Anatomy & Physiology
Module 5 - Microbiology
Module 6 - Infection Control – Part I
Module 7 - Infection Control - Part II
Module 8 - Medical Terminology and Medical Procedures Involving Flexible Endoscopes
Module 9 - Scope Cleaning Room and Cleaning Agents/Detergents
Module 10 - High-Level Disinfection Area and High-Level Disinfectants
Module 11 - Processing Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes and Bronchoscopes – Part I
Module 12 - Processing Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes and Bronchoscopes – Part II
Module 13 - Medical Terminology
Final Exam

**Sterile Processing University offers this GI SCOPE course on-line by clicking HERE.


Course Title:
Sterile Processing Roles and Responsibilities: A course for hospital personnel.

And now a new course for Ambulatory Surgery as well as a training CD for the Basics of Sterile Processing Textbook (see below)

· Introduction to Sterile Processing
· Responsibilities, Regulations
· Anatomy & Physiology (basic)
· Microbiology/Infection Control
· Decontamination
· Chemical Disinfection
· Preparation and Handling of Surgical Instruments
· Preparation and Packaging for Sterilization
· Sterilization; steam, dry heat, ethylene oxide gas, low temperature gas plasma, peracetic acid
· Sterile Storage
· Inventory Control
· Supply Distribution

This course is designed for employees working in a Sterile Processing area in the Operating Room, Hospital or any other facility performing cleaning, decontamination, packaging and sterilization services; including doctor's and dental offices.

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.

All MCES faculty members are credentialed in their profession and have extensive experience in teaching, lecturing and have been published numerous times.

Cost: $620

**Sterile Processing University offers this Tech course on-line by clicking HERE.

**ATTENTION EDUCATORS AND INSTRUCTORS....Sterile Processing University is now offering a CD with power point presentations of all 10 chapters of the Basics of Sterile Processing textbook. Each chapter is outlined to facilitate teaching lessons. The CD cost is $150 each. Those that purchase the CD at the full price will be eligible to receive the updates to the lessons (as the textbook is updated) at a reduced cost of only $25 for all the updates. Educators and Instructors ORDER NOW HERE!

**A new course specially designed for Ambulatory Surgery is now available on-line from Sterile Processing University HERE.

Sterile Processing Management,
Regulations & Responsibilities Course

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.

***Click HERE to read some comments from satisfied customers that attended the course!!

Two Course locations in 2015.

April 13-16, 2015
Embassy Suites Hotel
Portland, Maine

June 8-11, 2015
The Tropicana Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, New Jersey

NOTE: This Course Contains New Topics and Materials

How Long is Course:
4 days

Course Fee: Registration fee remains $750 for all days

CEUS - Sterile Processing CEUS will be available for any individuals who are already certified in sterile processing. There are NO Nursing CEUS. Attendees must be present for the entire program to receive CEUs.

Brochures will be mailed out in early January 2015; the brochure is posted HERE.

Contact: Barnabas Health (Nancy Chobin) at 1-908-735-8944 or email at Nancy@spdceus.com.

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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

Certificate: YES

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

Phone: 860-538-8643

website: WWW.TBKIL.COM

Email: Berwyn@TBKIL.COM

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

Certificate: YES

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. 

Course_Fee: $2000

Name_Instructor_and_experience: 1. Mr. Al Barriga, IAHCSMM 2. Mr. Bob Wilkerson, CBSPD

Phone: 650-212-3100

website: www.nilescollegellc.com

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

Certificate: YES

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)
  • Microbiology/Infection Control
  • Decontamination
  • Preparation and Handling of Surgical Instruments
  • Preparation and Packaging for Sterilization
  • Sterilization
  • Sterile Storage
  • Inventory Control
  • Supply Distribution

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