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The SDPA Learning Center is the one-stop shop for SDPA members and nonmembers to obtain dermatology-specific training and education. The Learning Center provides access to the entire library of SDPA on-line courses -- over 100 hours of CME! The courses are easy-to-follow and can be paused so that users can complete them at their own pace. 

Member Logon: Members can logon and create a profile in the Learning Center by visiting the website and clicking on “SDPA Learning Center” under the “Education & Training” tab. (the "sign-in" option will be located in the top right-hand corner of the screen). Note: Your Learning Center login is the same as your membership login.

Now that you have logged in you will see your profile and will be able to access your purchased, in progress, and completed education courses anytime. 

Non-Member Logon: If you are a non-member and wish to create a profile and purchase courses, please email to have a profile created for you. Once you receive your login information, you will be to logon and complete courses. 


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Available Courses

Below is a listing of all available courses and their costs. Please note you must be logged in to see courses which are member-only. Our distance CME programs include the following and the specific courses are below:

  • The SDPA Diplomate Fellowship (Members only)
  • JDPA CME offerings (Members only)
  • Conference video recordings (Open to all)
  • Sponsored Sessions (Complimentary - open to all)
  • PI CME courses (Open to all)

Diplomate Fellowship

The SDPA is proud to announce the release of it's premier training program for PAs in dermatology. This program is available to Fellow members, with some courses being available to all members. The program's modules will be released in non-consecutive order in phases starting June 1, 2017. Click for all the details about our program.


Module #

Module Name & Topic




Module 1

Basic Principals of Dermatology

 3.0 Cat I


Available to ALL Members

Module 2

Diagnostic Procedures

 1.75 Cat I    


Fellows & Diplomates Only

Module 3


 1.5 Cat I


Fellows & Diplomates Only

Module 4

Therapeutic Procedures

 2.75 Cat I


Fellows & Diplomates Only

Module 5


 5.0 Cat I


Available to ALL Members

Module 6

Papulosquamous Eruptions And Eczematous Dermatosis

 5.5 Cat I


Available to ALL Members

Module 7

Acne, Rosacea, and Other Adnexal Diseases

 3.5 Cat I


Available to ALL Members

Module 8

Infections and Infestations

 5.0 Cat I


Available to ALL Members

Module 9

Pruritus and Physcotaneous Disorders 

 1.0 Cat I


Fellows & Diplomates Only

Module 10

Urticarias, Erythemas and Purpura

 5.5 Cat I


Fellows & Diplomates Only

Module 11

Pigmentary Disorders 

 1.5 Cat I


Fellows & Diplomates Only

Module 12

Hair, Nail, and Mucous Membranes

 3.75 Cat I


Fellows & Diplomates Only

Module 13

Disorders Due To Physical Agents

 1.0 Cat I


Fellows & Diplomates Only

Module 14

Cutaneous Manifestations of Autoimmune and Connective Tissue Diseases

 3.5 Cat I


Fellows & Diplomates Only

Module 15

Vesiculobullous Disease

 2.0 Cat I


Fellows & Diplomates Only

Module 16

Vascular Disorders

 2.25 Cat I


Fellows & Diplomates Only

Module 17

Disorders of Subcutaneous Fat

 0.75 Cat I


Fellows & Diplomates Only

Module 18

Disorders of Langerhans Cells and Macrophages

 1.25 Cat I


Fellows & Diplomates Only

Module 19

Cutaneous Manifestations Of Metabolic and Systemic Diseases

 3.25 Cat I


Fellows & Diplomates Only

Module 20


 3.0 Cat I


Fellows & Diplomates Only

Module 21

(NOT RELEASED) Aesthetic Medicine

Module 22


 2.5 Cat I


Fellows & Diplomates Only



Conference Video Recording Packages


Returning Soon! Annual Summer Dermatology Conference 2017 (San Diego) Video Recordings Package

The Summer 2017 - San Diego full conference video package is in-progress of re-accreditation through the AAPA and will return to the Learning Center once CME is approved. This video recording package includes 24 sessions and provides a total of 23.5 Category I CME hours per learner (pending CME re-approval). Participants will be able to watch the presentation and speaker side by side, and complete each session package in whatever order you choose. Certificates will be issued for each completed session within the course package so can conveniently log your CME hours as you move through the course.  

  • Diplomate Members - $450.00
  • Fellow, Associate & Affiliate Members - $500.00
  • Student Members - $250.00
  • Non-Members - $650.00


Coming Soon! Annual Summer Dermatology Conference 2018 (Seattle) Video Recordings Package

The Summer 2018 - Seattle full conference video package is in-progress of being launched in the Learning Center. Please check back for updates!


Fundamentals Series Video Packages

Aesthetic & Corrective Pre-Conference Program Video Package

Part of our popular "fundamentals" series this video package will give you access to a dynamic 11-hour (11 Category I CME) training course designed to provide an in depth overview of aesthetic and corrective procedures. The course starts our with 8 hours of didactic presentations presented by Dr. Glynis Ablon, Dr. Dore John Gilbert, and Dr. Gennady Rubinstein. The didactic presentations are followed by three 1-hour recorded demonstrations led by Dr. Suneel Chilukuri.

  • Members - $149.00
  • Nonmember - $249.00

Fundamentals of Dermatologic Surgery Workshop Video Package

An exclusive 8-hour (8 CME) training course filmed during the SDPA's 14th Annual Fall Dermatology Conference 2016 and designed to advance and refine your surgical skill-set and advance your career in cutaneous surgery. 

    • Members - $149.00
    • Non-Members - $249.00


    Sponsored (Complimentary) Courses

    The SDPA often works with it's charitable foundation, The Dermatology PA Foundation (DPAF) as well as other sponsoring firms or organizations to provide free CME education to it's members. Below is a list of currently available sponsored CME courses. These courses are free of charge and members and nonmembers can log onto their profile to begin anytime. Please take note of expiration dates which are based on accreditation periods. 

    The Mental Health Comorbidities of Psoriasis

    Presented by the DPAF

    A special complimentary course brought to you by The Dermatology PA Foundation (DPAF). Join Dr. Richard Fried, Bethany Grubb, MPAS, PA-C, and Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg for this unique learning experience with a more conversational tone between these three industry experts outside of a conference setting. This course provides 2 Category I CME hours.

    • Diplomates, Fellows, Associates, Affiliates, Students - Free
    • Nonmembers - Free

    This course was made possible by a grant from Ortho Dermatologics. 


    Performance Improvement (PI)

    The SDPA offers two Performance Improvement (PI) programs which provides learners with 20 Category 1 PI CME hours each. Please note the NCCPA recently made adjustments to requirements for PAs to obtain PI and Self Assessment CME. Click here to read more from the NCCPA on their recent decision.

    Acne and Antibiotic Stewardship Performance Improvement

    The purpose of this PI program is to educate providers about the importance of proper antibiotic use and the role patient education plays in avoiding further resistance.

    • Diplomates - Free
    • Fellows, Associates, Affiliates, Students, Physicians - $99.00
    • Non-Members - $149

    Infection Control for Dermatologic Procedures Performance Improvement

    The purpose of this PI program is to educate providers on infection control in dermatologic procedures. 

    • Diplomates - Free
    • Fellows, Associates, Affiliates, Students, Physicians - $99.00
    • Non-Members - $149


    JDPA Article CME

    The SDPA offers a free Category 1 CME credit exam in each issue of the JDPA. There are four JDPA issues per year: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. To view available exams by quarter, visit the JDPA Exams page to see a full list, or logon to the Learning Center. 

    • Free members-only offering

    16th Annual Fall Dermatology Conference 2018 - Registration OPEN!
    November 1-4, 2018 – Loews Portofino –Orlando, FL
    Pre-Conference October 31

    SDPA Annual Summer Dermatology Conference 2019
    June 5-9, 2019 – Marriot Marquis – Washington D.C.
    Pre-Conference June 4

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