Continuing Education Approval Protocol

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.

Notice

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 patti@iahcsmm.org.

Pricing

$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

Purpose
  1. To encourage continuing education for technicians, supervisors, managers and directors
  2. To provide an avenue for maintenance of points for recertification for all levels of certification
Protocol
Notification of Approval
  1. 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.
  2. Providers must include the approved number of contact hours and the approval code on participant certificates.
Renewals

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.).

CE Approval Protocol Request Form

This form must be completed online. Faxed or mailed submissions will not be accepted.

Approval Request Information
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Program Overview
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Faculty (Please list each speaker, topic, objective and length of time. Clear objectives and time allocation for each topic must be submitted. A minimum of 1 speaker, topics, objective and length of time must be listed prior to submitting the request.)
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Contact Information - All fields are mandatory (*)
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Supporting Documents Submission Requirements: (1) Lectures and Conferences: also include a sample brochure and/or handout, clearly outlining the program title(s), objectives, and the number of contact hours planned for each topic; (2) Print and Online Publications: include a copy of the article or module including the post test, if applicable; and (3) Presentation and In-Services: include a copy of the handout, outline, or PowerPoint presentation (in PDF format) that will be used, including the post test, if applicable.
You may upload files directly from your desktop by following the steps below. We highly recommend that documents be either in PDF or Microsoft Word format, and total size capacity should not exceed 2 MB total.
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We remind you that if your submission should have supporting documents, failure to upload them here may cause a delay in the approval process.
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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.