Distance Learning Courses

To ensure quality and patient safety, the best professional education available is needed. HSPA is proud to have partnered with the prestigious Purdue University to make this possible. Together, technical and leadership self-study training correspondence courses were developed to elevate professional knowledge, offering programs designed to introduce future Sterile Processing (SP) professionals to the fast-paced, ever-evolving discipline, and to train experienced leaders in SP for managerial or supervisory roles. Please note: HSPA does not endorse, promote or support any training courses, with the exception of the offerings from Purdue University.

Purdue Online Training Programs

Purdue's distance learning programs include:
  • Central Service Technical Training
  • Commonly used in training to pursue the CRCST certification with HSPA
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  • CHL
  • Central Service Leadership Course
  • Commonly used in training to pursue the CHL certification with HSPA
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*Please note: These courses are offered as assistance in preparing you for the certification exam. They are not a requirement.

Need Assistance?

To speak with someone in regard to these Sterile Processing courses or self-study lessons, please call:
Toll Free: 800.830.0269
Direct: 765.496.1422


HSPA Online Vendor Certificate Course

  • Certified Central Service Vendor Partner
  • The CCSVP certification program is designed to recognize vendors who have demonstrated knowledge of Sterile Processing concepts and processes including the decontamination, inspection, assembly, packaging, and sterilization of reusable surgical instruments.
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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.