Fellow Central Service (FCS) Designation
The HSPA Fellowship program allows members to achieve Fellowship status by demonstrating knowledge, commitment and professional advancement in the Sterile Processing (SP) profession. Fellowship is awarded upon completion of a research paper on a topic pertinent to the SP profession. Those who earn Fellowship status will receive the highly-regarded "Fellow Central Service" (FCS) designation after their name.
Performing SP-related duties safely, consistently and in accordance with industry standards, guidelines, best practices, internal policies and procedures, and manufacturers' instructions for use requires competent, well-trained and skilled SP technicians. Not only must these professionals commit to continuing education and professional development, they must also remain focused on delivering consistent, high-quality customer service, and doing what's right in the name of patient safety—for each and every instrument, surgical case and patient.
Upon award of Fellowship, all papers and submitted materials become the property of HSPA and will not be returned. Papers may not be changed or altered in any way without the express written permission of HSPA.