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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 (member's only)
  • JDPA CME offerings (member’s 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. Phases 1, 2, and 3 have been released and include the following modules:

  • Module 1   – Basic Prinicipals of Dermatology - $21.00 (Open to ALL members)
  • Module 2   – Diagnostic Procedures - $12.25
  • Module 3   – Dermatopathology - $10.50
  • Module 4   – Therapeutic Procedures - $19.25
  • Module 5   – Neoplasms - $35.00
  • Module 8   – Infections and Infestations - $35.00 (Open to ALL members)
  • Module 9   – Pruritus and Physcotaneous Disorders - $7.00
  • Module 10 – Urticarias Erythemas and Purpura - $38.50
  • Module 13 – Disorders Due To Physical Agents - $7.00
  • Module 14 – Cutaneous Manifestations of Autoimmune and Connective Tissue Diseases - $24.50
  • Module 15 – Vesiculobullous Disease - $14.00
  • Module 16 – Vascular Disorders - $15.75
  • Module 17 – Disorders of Subcutaneous Fat - $5.25
  • Module 18 – Disorders of Langerhans Cells and Macrophages - $8.75
  • Module 19 – Cutaneous Manifestations Of Metabolic and Systemic Diseases - $22.75
  • Module 20 – Genodermatoses - $21.00
  • Module 22 – Dermoscopy - $17.50


Conference Video Recording Packages

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

Our full conference video package includes 24 sessions and provides a total of 23.5 Category I CME hours per learner. Participants will be able to watch the presentation and speaker side by side. You can navigate through the program at your leisure until December 15, 2018 and complete each session package in whatever order you choose. Certificates will be issued for each completed session so you can log your CME hours at your inconvenience. 

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


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

    Fundamentals of Dermatology Workshop Video Package

    A special 9-hour (9 CME) training course filmed during the SDPA's Annual Summer Dermatology Conference 2016 and designed to serve as foundational knowledge for those with zero to five years’ experience in the specialty of dermatology. 

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


      Sponsored (Complimentary) Courses

      The SDPA often works with it's chartiable 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's

      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

      SDPA Annual Summer Dermatology Conference 2018 - NOW OPEN!
      June 28-July 1, 2018 – Westin Hotel – Seattle, WA
      Pre-Conference June 27

      16th Annual Fall Dermatology Conference 2018
      November 1-4, 2018 – Loews Portofino –Orlando, FL

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