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The national certification exam and credential are offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). It administers the national certification exams and issues the certification for CSTs and CSFAs.
Four-Year Certification Cycle — CSTs
Certified Surgical Technologist® (CST) must earn 60 CE credits before the four-year cycle expires to renew the credential.
Four-Year Certification Cycle — CSFAs
Certified Surgical First Assistant® (CSFA) must earn 75 CE credits before the four-year cycle expires to renew the credential.