Be a Part of 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.

Join HSPA Today

Join a Membership of 40,000 Strong (and Growing!)

You may join or renew your membership with HSPA online or submit your paper statement to HSPA by fax or mail.

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

Benefits of Membership

Shared Benefits for Individuals with Membership and/or 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

Exclusive Benefits for Individuals with Membership

  • 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 education publications
  • Savings on online continuing education lesson plans
  • 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
Are you Certified without Membership but Want to Participate More with HSPA?
Consider adding membership to your account and begin receiving exclusive member benefits when you call 800.962.8274 or email mailbox@myhspa.org. By adding $10 to your annual renewal, you will gain access to all benefits for members.

Membership Types

HSPA offers two membership categories for individuals:

Active
Active
Active members are those who are employed in a Healthcare Sterile Processing department.
Associate
Associate
Associate members are those determined by virtue of their occupation to have an allied relationship with Sterile Processing departments.
  • Membership Only
  • $50 yearly
  • 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
  • Choose
  • Popular
  • Membership + Certification
  • $60 yearly
  • 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
  • Choose

Membership Reports

Membership Minutes and Annual Reports

The Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) is committed to providing its members with information and access. Please read the HSPA Annual Reports to the Membership to learn about the activities HSPA has undertaken to ensure that it remains vested in the interests of the membership.

Both the HSPA Membership Minutes and the Annual Reports are available to all HSPA members. Please log in to view.

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.