ASPE's Center for SP Methodology

ASPE members have free access to review online ASPE courses and lessons as they are developed – accessible through the Center for SP Methodology! 

Access recordings of ASPE's popular webinars, the 2020 ASPE Virtual Conference Posters and learn more about ASPE's Committees and opportunities to volunteer through the link below:

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In addition to adding webinars over the coming months, ASPE will introduce a new course, “Fundamentals of SP Methodology;” containing important lessons that members can work through to enhance knowledge and understanding of SP methodology. At the conclusion of all 10 lessons (once available), members will have the option to take a certificate exam. 

Why Was ASPE's Center For SP Methodology Created?

You spoke and we heard you!

ASPE members have asked for online learning resources that support best practices in SP methodology. This curriculum should also include a knowledge-based exam designed to help measure and document a learner’s comprehension and professional development journey.

In fact, the 2018 ASPE Member Needs Assessment asked, “What benefits do you think ASPE should provide to its members that it currently does not?”  And this common theme was shared by many of you:

“Ideally there would be a defined path and certificate program for new SP Educators that could be completed at least partially online so that new members could join and work through the materials they need to start their programs and be connected to willing peer mentors.”

Based on this feedback, the ASPE Board of Directors appointed a specific task force to explore how the association could best address this member need.  The task force reviewed content and curriculum from within the association and from the field at large. It was determined that the recently developed ASPE curriculum does reflect the Standards of Best Practice and represents key cornerstones of learning around SP methodology.

With courses, lessons, and presentations being finalized, the Board of Directors is excited to announce the premier launch of the “ASPE Center for SP Methodology!”

Learn More About
Course One: Fundamentals of SP Methodology 

A Message from Shawn Galin, PhD
ASPE's 2021 President-Elect


A Message from Cory Krebsbach, BFA, CHSE
ASPE's 2021-2022 Member Liaison


A Message from Valerie Fulmer, BA
ASPE's 2020 Immediate Past President

Current Lessons Available to ASPE Members

ASPE Standards of Best Practice: Introduction and Application

Presented by Karen Lewis, PhD

History of SP Methodology

Presented by Gayle Gliva-McConvey, and Mary Cantrell

Recruitment & Hiring SPs

Presented by Elizabeth C. Denton, MA, and Gail E. Furman, PhD, MSN, CHSE

Training SPs to Teach Physical Exams

Lisa Steele, CHSE, MPH, LVN, DBA (c)

Teaching SPs to Deliver Feedback

Kevin Hobbs, MA

Training Novice SPs

Amber Snyder, M.S., Carrie A. Bohnert, MPA, CHSE, and Amelia M. Wallace, MS

Writing Objectives for SP Simulations

Karen L. Lewis, PhD, MAEd, CHSE


How to Construct an SP Checklist

Clare Shaffer, MLA


Please Note* Your login access is the same as your ASPE Username and Password.