Course on Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing Education

  • The requirement for “The Basics of Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing Textbook 3rd ed.” is not mandatory for this course.
  • This course offers self-paced learning, allowing users to determine their own completion timeframe.
  • Payment options are flexible: You can choose to pay for the entire course upfront or purchase individual modules at $29.00 each.
  • We have recently updated the course content for your benefit.
  • To buy modules individually, please scroll down to the middle of this page.

Once you purchase a module for the course and complete the payment process, you will be prompted to create an online account. This account will grant you access to the module information.

About This Education Course

This online training course serves as an educational program and is not a certification program. Upon successful completion of any SPU course, you will receive a Certificate of COMPLETION, which is not a certification. For certification inquiries, please contact the Certification Board for Sterile Processing or HSPA.

This educational course is tailored for employees working in healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, surgery centers, and doctor’s offices, who are involved in reprocessing flexible GI endoscopes and/or bronchoscopes. It serves both newbies and seasoned experts. With the increasing emphasis on correct reprocessing of medical devices, especially flexible endoscopes, this education becomes indispensable for patient safety and the preservation of costly endoscopic equipment. The course equips you with the knowledge needed for the proper care, handling, and testing of flexible endoscopes, along with the latest best practices and recommendations in the field. If you are not currently employed in an Endoscopy Center, we recommend volunteering to gain hands-on experience.


  • Provides education in core competency areas of Endoscope Reprocessing.
  • Imparts knowledge based on the latest standards and practices.
  • Helps you respond effectively to surveyors during inspections.
  • Reduces errors in processing and unnecessary rework
  • Lowers repair costs for your scopes and equipment
  • Facilitates your journey towards certification in flexible endoscope reprocessing.


  • The GI Scope course comprises 11 modules and a final exam, all based on “The Basics of Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing Textbook, 3rd edition.”
  • Total course cost: $350
  • Pay-as-you-go: Purchase each module for $29.00
  • The modules are designed to be taken in a specific sequence, as each one builds upon the knowledge gained from the previous module. Each module includes study materials and a quiz, with results available upon completion. You can access the modules in your account for reference at any time.

Full List of Modules:

  • Rules, Regulations and Safety
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Microbiology
  •  Infection Prevention
  • Types, Medical Procedures, & Structures of Flexible Endoscopes
  • Safety of Workers and Workplace Design in Endoscope Reprocessing
  • Cleaning Principles and Methods
  • High-Level Disinfection
  • Processing Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes & Bronchoscopes
  • Processing Flexible Endoscope Accessories
  • Processing Flexible GI Endoscopes and Bronchoscopes with Quality Assurance
  • Final Exam

Current registrants: If you are currently enrolled in our Online Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing Educational Course, we strongly recommend transitioning to the updated course material. Please reach out to our friendly team members for further guidance.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our Online Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing Educational Course has been completely updated to align with all relevant guidelines (e.g., AORN, CDC, SGNA) and standards (ANSI/AAMI ST-91, 2021). This course covers a wide range of topics, including rules and regulations, anatomy, physiology, infection prevention, challenges in reprocessing flexible endoscopes, recommended point-of-use treatment, cleaning and disinfection procedures, inspection protocols, and more.

  • Guidelines, rules
  • Anatomy, physiology, and anti-infection measures
  • Flexible endoscope reprocessing difficulties
  • Recommendations for handling and moving used endoscopes at the place of use
  • leak detection
  • Manual scrubbing
  • High-level disinfectants, both manual and automated
  • Use of chemicals for liquid chemical sterilization, high-level disinfection, and cleaning of endoscopes safely
  • Flexible endoscope inspection and testing procedures
  • Making use of auxiliary equipment, such as automatic flushing machines
  • Processing of attachments for endoscopes
  • Transporting endoscopes that have undergone high-level disinfection, liquid chemical sterilization, or terminal sterilization to the location where they will be used or stored
  • Flexible endoscope storage
  • Documentation and Quality Control
  • Medico-legal jargon
  • Symbols and signs employed in processing

To purchase all the modules at once, please click on Order Now button:

COURSE WALKTHROUGH: Ensure your Endoscopy staff is well-educated on international GI/Endo practices as recommended by AAMI.
Each module and the final exam cost $29 each, or you can opt for the entire course at $350. You have the flexibility to pay for each module as you progress, with no time limit for completion. Learn at your own pace.
Comparable courses often cost between $500 and $1,000, but this online course is priced at just $350, saving you a minimum of $150.
Please note that there are no refunds, and prices are subject to change. We accept major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express).

PRICING: Each module and the final exam cost $29 each or $350 for the entire course. You can pay for modules individually, offering you affordability and flexibility with no time constraints.

SCORING: After completing each module, a quiz is available for the user. All quizzes must be completed.
The final exam is taken after finishing the modules, requiring a score of 70% or higher to earn the education certificate. If the user doesn’t pass the final exam, they can repurchase the final exam module.

This education course is designed for those entering the GI/Endo profession or considering certification. It is intended for individuals working in Endoscopy or those responsible for processing scopes at healthcare facilities, such as hospitals.

The Basics of Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing Textbook, Third Edition

Enhancing Patient Safety through Updated Standards

Introducing our user-friendly “The Basics of Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing Textbook,” now in its Third Edition, which has undergone a comprehensive update to align with the latest industry Guidelines (including AORN, CDC, SGNA) and standards (ANSI/AAMI ST-91, 2021). This updated textbook equips readers with the knowledge to:

  • Understand Rules and Regulations
  • Explore Anatomy, Physiology, and Infection Prevention
  • Tackle the Challenges Associated with Reprocessing Flexible Endoscopes
  • Implement Recommended Point-of-Use Treatment and Safe Transport Practices for Used Endoscopes
  • Conduct Leak Testing
  • Learn Manual Cleaning Techniques
  • Grasp Manual and Automated High-Level Disinfection Processes and Disinfectants
  • Safely Handle Chemicals Used for Cleaning, High-Level Disinfection, or Liquid Chemical Sterilization of Endoscopes
  • Understand Inspection and Testing Protocols for Flexible Endoscopes
  • Utilize Ancillary Equipment, such as Automated Flushing Devices
  • Manage the Reprocessing of Endoscope Accessories
  • Oversee the Transport of High-Level Disinfected or Liquid Chemically Sterilized Endoscopes, Including Storage Practices
  • Handle Documentation Requirements
  • Maintain Quality Assurance Procedures
  • Familiarize Yourself with Medical Terminology
  • Interpret Signs and Symbols Used in the Reprocessing Process

No price increases

At Sterile Processing University, LLC, our commitment to prioritizing our clients remains unwavering. In a world where economies are grappling with inflation and rising costs, we want to assure you that we are not raising the price of our publication. The Third Edition of “The Basics of Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing Textbook” is still available at the same affordable price of $95.00 per book, plus shipping.

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