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CBSPD 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).

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. The participation in these courses is optional and not the best or only means of preparation for examinations.

** Current Number of Courses Posted = 22**




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
Final Exam

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



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
Final Exam

**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.



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.

**TWO New Management "On-site" Courses Available in 2019

Course #1

June 10-13, 2019
Embassy Suites
Portland, Maine

FEE: (For all 4 days) which includes all hand-out materials, full breakfast buffet (for guests staying at the hotel only), breaks and luncheon each day.

• Early-bird registration fee of $800 must be received by May 17, 2019.

• Regular registration fee of $875 must be received by May 31, 2019.

Course #2

September 16-19, 2019
Homewood Suites Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

FEE: (For all 4 days) which includes all hand-out materials, full breakfast buffet (for guests staying at the hotel only), breaks and luncheon each day.

• Early-bird registration fee of $800 must be received by August 26, 2019.

• Regular registration fee of $875 must be received by September 6, 2019.

CEUS: Sterile Processing CEUS will be available (CBSPD and IAHCSMM) for any individuals who are already certified in sterile processing.

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!

Webinar #1

February 5, 7, 12, 14, 2019

FEE: $700 (for all days) which includes all hand-out materials.

• Registration fee of $700 must be received by January 25, 2019.

CEUS: Sterile Processing CEUS (25) will be available (CBSPD and IAHCSMM) for any individuals who are already certified in sterile processing.

Webinar #2

October 1, 3, 8, 10, 2019
Registration form will be posted by mid August, 2019.

Click HERE for more information.

Ref # 0099

November 26, 2018

Advanced Sterilization Concepts LLC
Website: www.advancedsterilizationconcepts.com
Instructor: Ryan P. Seaman, RN, CSIS, CSPDT

Main Office:
45 Dan Road
Canton, MA 02021
Email: chris@asctesting.com

*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

Course location:
1040 Park Ave. #C
San Jose, CA 95126

(408) 883-9171

Certificate: YES

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.

Course Summary:

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.

Course Information:

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

How_Often_Class: Weekly

Course_Duration: Classes are approximately 24 weeks in length.  Classes are available Mornings 9am-12pm, Evenings 6pm-9pm & Weekdays 9am-12pm

Certificate: YES

Textbook_Used: The Basics of Sterile Processing  6th edition (Textbook & Workbook)

Course Curriculum:

* 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

website: www.SterileProcessingClass.com

Email: spdinstructor@gmail.com

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

February 27, 2018


SPD and Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing Courses.

8300 NW 53rd St.
Ste 108
Doral, FL 33166

Phone: (414) 939-5538
Email: floridasterile@gmail.com
Website: www.floridasterile.com

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:
  • Tuition.
  • Textbook.
  • Comprehensive review.
  • 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.

Course_Fee: $900.00

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

Email: singletonssi@aol.com

Website: http://singletonsutureandsurgicalinst.homestead.com

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.

Course_Fee: $695

Name_Instructor: Beverly Washington

Instructor_Certifications: CBSPD

Phone: 817-272-0387

Email: eric.walker@uta.edu

Website: https://web-ded.uta.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&Course=heahom

Ref # 0093

December 19, 2017

Program Title: Central Sterile Processing Technician Certificate Program

Institution Location:
St. Vincent’s College
2800 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT  06606
Phone: 203-576-5651
Email: continuinged@stvincentscollege.edu
Website: http://www.stvincentscollege.edu/programs/continuing-ed-certificates/central-sterile-processing-tech/

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.

Program Objectives:
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)
Application Requirements:
    Admission Requirements
  • Online Application
  • Official high school or GED transcript
  • Official college transcript (if applicable)
Website: http://www.stvincentscollege.edu/programs/continuing-ed-certificates/central-sterile-processing-tech/
Ref # 0092

August 4, 2018 - updated

The Ramirez Institute of Sterile Processing
Instructor: Dena Ramirez

Main Office:
515 Centerpoint Drive
Middletown, CT 06457
Email: ramirezinstitute@gmail.com
Website: www.ramirezinstitute.com

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

Course Location:

Cornerstone International College
24301 Southland Dr., Suite 214
Hayward, CA 94545

How Often Class: Weekly

Course Duration: 10 weeks

Certificate: YES

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)
  • Medical Terminology
  • Surgical Instrumentation
  • 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

Phone: 510-488-4770

Website: www.thecornerstonecollege.com

Email: admissions@thecornerstonecollege.com

Comments: We have different locations to serve the community.

Hayward |  Sacramento | Camarillo | Manila

Ref # 0090

March 28, 2017

Course Title: Sterile Processing Technician

Course Location:

Nurse Builders Academy
1825 De La Cruz Blvd., Suite 105 – Santa Clara, CA 95050
T: (408) 970-5025
F: (408) 970-5005

Website: www.nursebuildersacademy.org

Email: nursebuilders@sbcglobal.net

How Often Class: Evening & Weekends

Curse Duration:

6 Weeks.
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

Course Curriculum:

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_Locale: Online

Street: 2074 Mount Olive Way

City-St-Zip: Santa Rosa

Country: Global

How_Often_Class: Bi-weekly

Course_Duration: 52 Weeks

Certificate: YES






















Course_Fee: $1500.00

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


Phone: 530-570-2274

website: www.vendormedical.org

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

How_Often_Class: Weekly

Course_Duration: 15 weeks, Tuesday/Thursday, 6pm-9pm

Certificate: YES

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

Course_Fee: $479

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

Phone: 708-709-3750

website: www.prairiestate.edu

email: ikimbrough@prairiestate.edu

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

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

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

Certificate: YES

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

Phone: 650-212-3100

website: www.nilescollegellc.com

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

website: www.centralprocessingtraining.com

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

Certificate: YES

Textbook_Used: CBSPD Certification prep book

Course_Curriculum: Follows the CBSPD certification preparatory outline

Course_Fee: $1000

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

Phone: 248-268-2413

website: http://www.preziohealth.com/services/prezio-health-university/

email: instructors@preziohealth.com

Ref # 0082

August 4, 2018 - updated



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

Certificate: YES

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

3. Microbiology

4. Infection Prevention

5. Decontamination

6. Disinfection Processes

7. Processing Patient Care Equipment

8. Preparation and Packaging

9. Surgical Instruments and Specialty Devices

10. Sterilization

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.

Phone: 888.625.0059

website: www.martinsoncollege.com

Email: info@martinsoncollege.com

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

How_Often_Class: Monday-Friday

Course_Duration: 16 weeks, 1 semester

Certificate: YES

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

Phone: 910-678-9786

website: http://www.faytechcc.edu/

Email: simpsonk@faytechcc.edu

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

How_Often_Class: 3x

Course_Duration: Fast Track: Weekend Class ( 8 weeks), Night Class ( 7 weeks), Day Class ( 5 weeks)

Certificate: YES

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)
Week 1
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
Week 2
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
Week 3
Day 7:          Chapter 7: Preparation, packaging, & 
                  Instrumentation Lab
Day 8:          Review: Chapter 5 & 7
                   Test: Chapter 5 & 7
Day 9:          Chapter 7: Preparation, Packaging &
                   Instrumentation Lab
Week 4
Day 10:         Chapter 8: Sterilization Lab
Day 11:         Review Chapter 7 & 8
                   Test: Chapter 7 & 8
Day 12 :        Chapter 8: Sterilization Lab
Week 5
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
                   Work Stimulation
                   Mock of Certification Exam
                   Awarding of Certification
$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

Cherish Canda, SPDT certified since February 2012

Instructors_certified_by: Cherish Canda, CBSPD certified

Phone: 209-267-4419

website: www.altamonthealthcare.com

Email: info@altamonthealthcare.com

Ref # 0072

September 4, 2014 - updated

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
Direct: 916-838-5377

Medtek College Skokie
8930 Gross Point Rd, Ste LL200A
Skokie, IL 60077
866-770-3281 x 4
Direct: 773-849-7426


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

Certificate: YES

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 3:Microbiology
Chapter 4:Infection control
Chapter 5.Decontamination
Chapter 6:Patient Care Equipment
Chapter 7:Preparation and Packaging
Chapter 8:Sterilization
Chapter 9:Sterile Storage
Chapter 10:Inventory and Distribution
Chapter 11:Flexible Endoscopes

Course_Fee: $2000.00


(Hayward Campus)
*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.

(Sacramento Campus)
*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.

(Skokie Campus)
*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

Phone: 1866-770-3281/510-371-9439

website: www.Medtekcollege.com


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).

Course Curriculum:
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.

Topics include
  • microbiology
  • infection control
  • decontamination
  • manual and mechanical cleaning
  • instrument inspection and assembly
  • sterilization procedures and methods
  • sterile storage
  • inventory control
  • material management
  • distribution
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


Website: www.uakron.edu/uabs


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

How_Often_Class: Weekly

Course_Duration: 2 Semesters

Certificate: YES

Textbook_Used: The Basics of Sterile Processing


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


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


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

Course_Fee: $2300

Name_Instructor_and_experience: Ms. Lynn Barber, CST, CSPDT, 15 years experience

Instructors_certified_by: All CBSPD


Website: www.gulfcoast.edu

Email: mbarber@gulfcoast.edu

Ref # 0026

August 19, 2016 - updated

Course Title:
Sterile Processing Technician

Course Location:
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing Program of Sterile Processing Technician
200 Mill Hill Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06610

How often are Classes: 4 times a year,  1 summer /2 spring /1 winter evening class.

Course Duration:
50 hrs

Certificate of Completion: Yes

Textbook Used: The Basics of Sterile Processing, 6th edition ($125.00)

Course Curriculum:
Roles & Responsibilities
Anatomy & Physiology
Infection Control
Disinfection Process
Processing Patient Care Equipment
Preparation, Packaging, of Instrumentation and Devices
Types of Surgical Instruments and Specialty Devices
Inventory Control, Storage, and Distribution
Sterile Storage
Medical Terminology

Clinical Rotation: YALE Health System 5 clinical skill rotation days for hands on exposure with experienced professionals within the sterile processing department. Classroom hands on demonstration with workshops on wrapping, instrumentation, PPE, BI’s, peel packages.

Course Fee: $672.00

Name of Instructor(s) and Experience:
Gail Tucci, BS, CST/CBSPD, Instructor Allied Health 36 years experience in  CSS, OR, L&D, Ambulatory, Eyes, Plastics, and Neurology, active member of AST
Dorothy Connolly MSN, BSN, CNOR, CST Instructor AORN active member 13 years experience
Caren Silhavy MSN,CU Instructor over 20 years experience specializing in Urological Procedures BLS Instructor

Instructor(s) Certification:
CBSPD tech and member of CT AST board of Directors
Certified Nurse in Operating Room (AORN)
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
Certified Nurse in Urology 


203-384-3220 Gail Tucci
203-384-4801 Dottie Connolly

Website: http://bhsn.bridgeporthospital.org