Enhancing the profession to ensure quality patient care.
AST Headquarters will be closed November 26-27, 2020 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen Monday, November 30 at 8 am MT. We wish all of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
We have increased the amount of free CE for
our members from 3 CEs to 10 CEs. All members will be able to take advantage of
these benefits through December 31, 2020. You can find the 10 free CEs listed
on your AST Member Dashboard or by visiting clicking on the Earn CE Now button. You must be
signed into your account to view the free articles.
AST recognizes the physical, emotional and financial hardships surgical
technologists and surgical assistants are facing during the COVID-19 crisis.
CSTs and CSFAs are performing surgical procedures on potentially infectious
patients, serving on the front lines as PPE specialists, conducting COVID
testing, and being assigned jobs outside their normal duties. Despite the
hardships, maintaining the CST and CSFA credential is important, which is why
AST has partnered with the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical
Assisting (NBSTSA) to jointly underwrite the $25 renewal fee for all CSTs and
CSFAs whose certification renewal dates fall between March 15 and December 31,
*CSTs and CSFAs still will need to complete and submit the NBSTSA’s
certification renewal form as well as have earned the CE required for renewal.
Complete your AST CE Reporting Form.
For more information regarding extended certification cycles and for renewal requirements, please visit the NBSTSA website.