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Note: This is an on-line training course only. The modules below are not for continuing education (CEUs). For CEUs, please see the in-service page located here.


This course is designed for employees working in a Sterile Processing area, including Ambulatory Surgery facilities, doctor's offices, dental offices and Ambulatory Care facilities performing cleaning, decontamination, packaging and sterilization services.

As of this notice, the following states now require certification for personnel performing cleaning, disinfection or sterilization in the healthcare setting: New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Tennessee. Don’t wait until certification is required.

At the completion of this course, a certificate of completion will be provided. This program will prepare candidates to sit for the CBSPD ambulatory surgery technician certification examination.

The modules for this course are based on the 6th edition of The Basics of Sterile Processing textbook which was developed by Nancy Chobin, RN, CSPM, Nyla Japp, RN, Ph.D., CSPM, Teckla Ann Maresca, LPN, CSPM (retired), Karen Swanson, LPN, CSPM, Cathy Rubin, CHL and Sue McManus, RN, CSPM. This course has been completely updated with over 100 additional pages and 30+ photos to provide you with the most current information and standards to ensure you provide safe practices for patients.

Nancy Chobin is the President of Sterile Processing University, LLC and has over 38 years experience in the sterile processing profession with the majority being in education and training. All of the contributing authors to this course also have extensive expertise in sterile processing and understand the importance of education and training for sterile processing personnel.

This course will provide you with up-to-date information to help you learn about the exciting world of sterile processing! THE REGULAR PRICE FOR COURSES LIKE THIS RANGES FROM $700 TO OVER $1,200. THIS ON-LINE COURSE ONLY COSTS $600. YOU WILL SAVE A MINIMUM OF $100!

Regardless of whether you are looking for a new profession or at currently working in a surgery center/doctor's/dentist's office, this course is for you. You do not pay for the entire course up front (but we give you the option if you want). You pay for each module as you go making this more affordable for you.

The modules are to be taken in a specific order as each module builds on the information learned from the previous one.

There are a total of 29 modules, then the final exam. The modules available at this time are:

Module 1 - Roles and Responsibilities - Part I
Module 2 - Roles and Responsibilities - Part II
Module 3 - Anatomy and Physiology - Part I
Module 4 - Anatomy and Physiology - Part II
Module 5 - Microbiology - Part I
Module 6 - Microbiology - Part II
Module 7 - Infection Prevention - Part I
Module 8 - Infection Prevention - Part II
Module 9 - Decontamination - Part I
Module 10 - Decontamination - Part II
Module 11 - Decontamination - Part III
Module 12 - Decontamination - Part IV
Module 13 - Decontamination - Part V
Module 14 - Disinfection Processes - Part I
Module 15 - Disinfection Processes - Part II
Module 16 - Preparation and Packaging of Instruments and Devices - Part I
Module 17 - Preparation and Packaging of Instruments and Devices - Part II
Module 18 - Preparation and Packaging of Instruments and Devices - Part III
Module 19 - Preparation and Packaging of Instruments and Devices - Part IV
Module 20 - Types of Surgical Instruments and Specialty Devices - Part I
Module 21 - Types of Surgical Instruments and Specialty Devices - Part II
Module 22 - Types of Surgical Instruments and Specialty Devices - Part III
Module 23 - Sterilization - Part I
Module 24 - Sterilization - Part II
Module 25 - Sterilization - Part III
Module 26 - Sterilization - Part IV
Module 27 - Computerization and Sterile Storage
Module 28 - Definitions and Abbreviations
Module 29 - Prefixes, Suffixes, Anatomical and Physiological Terms; Symbols
Final Exam

**At the end of each module is a set of questions (unless stated otherwise). When you submit your completed quizzes on-line, you automatically will be advised of your score as well as which items you answered correct/incorrect. Please note, for the Final Exam, only your score will be given and the answer key will not be shown. The passing score for each module is 70. There is no re-testing for modules 1 thru 29. You must complete all of the modules and pass the final exam with a grade of 70 or higher to receive a Certificate of Completion for this course. If you do not pass the final exam, you can retake it as many times as you need at a cost of $20 per re-test.**

Thank you,
Sterile Processing University, LLC

[Module Fee$]

Each module and the final exam cost $20 each. Please note the price increase is due to the expansion of the book with more information in all the key chapters such as Decontamination, Preparation and Packaging and Sterilization. There are no refunds, prices subject to change. These are printable modules in adobe acrobat (.pdf) format so that you can save them and refer to them at a later date if you need. ONLY credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express) are accepted.

***If you would like to pay for all the modules and the final exam up front ($600), and download all of them now, please click Here (only applies to those who have NOT started the course yet).

Module Selection

NOTE: The modules must be completed in the order presented below because each one builds on the next.

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL of these modules are copyrighted. No one is permitted to copy or use any of the module information for personal use at any time in any format (electronic, copy, etc).

Module #
Titles (Click link to open)

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