HSPA actively seeks out relationships with healthcare companies and affiliated chapters to encourage continuing education in the Sterile Processing field. With new product developments and technology being introduced at a rapid rate, there will always be a need for continuing education for HSPA's members. For companies or chapters that already have quality education or training programs in place, HSPA can partner with them to convey this information to our members and certification holders by approving the program for CE credit.
As of March 15, 2017, CEs will be approved for two years from the approval date. This change will only affect CEs approved from March 15, 2017 forward and will not be applied to CEs awarded prior to this date. If you have any questions, please contact Patti Koncur, HSPA Education Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$50 per submission request
Payment required prior to the release of a CE approval number. Payment waiver granted to HSPA Chapters and Sterile Processing supplier companies with a current Premium or Professional package.
Overview & Steps for Submission
To encourage continuing education for technicians, supervisors, managers and directors
To provide an avenue for maintenance of points for recertification for all levels of certification
Application for continuing education (CE) contact hours must be submitted a minimum of six weeks before the start date of your educational offering
For full workshops and seminars: A sample brochure and/or handout, clearly outlining program titles, objectives, and the number of contact hours planned for each topic.
For print and online publications: a copy of the article or module including post-test, if applicable.
For presentations: a copy of the handout, outline, or PowerPoint presentation that will be used. Please include a copy of the post-test, if applicable.
All submissions must include clear objectives and the time allotted for each topic.
If the seminar is sponsored or co-sponsored by a vendor, or sponsored by a non-affiliated chapter, there will be a $50.00 processing fee (you will be invoiced following approval.) There is no charge for CE approval processing for HSPA Partners and affiliated HSPA chapters
Notification of Approval
Approval/denial notification will be forthcoming within four weeks of HSPA receiving the complete Approval Application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. The educational offering will be assigned an approval number and the number of approved contact hours.
Providers must include the approved number of contact hours and the approval code on participant certificates.
Program approvals are valid for two years from the date of approval. Programs to be repeated, after the initial two-year period, must be resubmitted to receive approval for the following two years.
When submitting a previously approved program for renewal, please complete a new Continuing Education Approval Protocol Form. Be sure to record the previous approval code and include a copy of the program documentation (i.e., article, brochure, self-study guide, etc.).
This commitment to advancing Sterile Processing (SP) knowledge, skill sets and professionalism is why over 40,000 members and certification holders rely on HSPA to keep them sharp, focused and abreast of the very latest standards, best practices and technological advancements impacting the SP profession.