STERILE PROCESSING UNIVERSITY
****NOTE: This on-line training course is an educational program. It is NOT a certification program. Upon successful completion of any SPU course, you will receive a Certificate of COMPLETION, which is not certification. If you are interested in certification, contact the Certification Board for Sterile Processing at www.sterileprocessing.org. For continuing education (CEUs), please see our in-service page located here. Thank you.
This course is designed for employees working in a Sterile Processing area, in the Operating Room, or other areas of a Hospital performing cleaning, decontamination, packaging and sterilization services. It is recommended that after completion of this education, unless you are already working in a sterile processing department, we encourage you to obtain hands-on experience in a sterile processing department so you can apply your knowledge to the practice. This should be arranged with a local facility where you can volunteer your time.
At the completion of this course, a certificate of completion will be provided if you pass the course with a grade of 70 or higher.
The modules for this course are based on the most current edition (6th edition) of The Basics of Sterile Processing textbook. 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 a Registered Nurse and is the President of Sterile Processing University, LLC. She has 37 years' experience in the sterile processing profession with the majority being in education and training. 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 $680!
Regardless of whether you are looking for a new profession or are currently working in a hospital, 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 33 modules, then the final exam. The modules available at this time are:
Module 1 - Roles and Responsibilities - Part I
**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 33. 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.**
NOTE: The modules must be completed in the order presented below because each one builds on the next.