Become a Member

Join a Global Professional Network

The Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) is the premier association representing healthcare Sterile Processing (SP) professionals worldwide. Because SP professionals are responsible for cleaning, decontaminating, sterilizing, and distributing medical and surgical instrumentation, they are among the most vital contributors to the delivery of safe, high-quality patient care.

For more than 60 years, HSPA has been providing these professionals with the broadest range of certification and continuing education offerings available, along with the unsurpassed support that only a full-service membership organization can bring.



Access a network of more than 40,000 members and growing. It’s easy to join or renew your HSPA membership online or by fax or mail.



If you are certified through HSPA, please see the Certification Payments section to include your membership fees with your renewal.

Note: membership is not required to obtain certification.


Benefits for Members with Certification

  • Participate in a professional association of more than 40,000 other SP colleagues
  • PROCESS magazine delivered bi-monthly
  • Insights e-newsletter delivered bi-weekly

Are You Certified but Not Yet a Member?

Join today to begin receiving exclusive member benefits. By adding $10 to your annual certification renewal, you will gain access to all benefits for members.

Exclusive Benefits for Members

  • Digital access to current and archived issues of PROCESS and Insights
  • Access to member-only sections of the website
  • Participation in the online HSPA Discussion Forum
  • Discounts on HSPA publications
  • Savings on online continuing education lesson plans
  • Access to free webinars
  • Reduced registration fees for the HSPA Annual Conference & Expo
  • Opportunities to participate on HSPA committees
  • Opportunities to participate in HSPA leadership roles
  • A vote in HSPA elections, bylaws changes, and other issues
  • Eligibility for awards recognizing SP accomplishments


HSPA offers two membership categories for individuals:

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Active members are those who are currently employed in a healthcare Sterile Processing department.

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Associate members are those determined by virtue of their occupation to have an allied relationship with a Sterile Processing department.


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$ 50

 / year
1 year of membership
1 year of certification
1-year subscription to Insights
1-year subscription to PROCESS
Discounts on lesson plans and webinars
Discounts on annual conference fees
Discounts on publications
Online access to resource documents
Online access to Discussion Forum
Eligibility to vote in elections and run for office