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AST Membership Application - to submit by mail or fax 303.694.9169
Student Application - to submit by mail or fax 303.694.9169
NOTE: Bundles are not available online, to order the CST discounted exam bundles please call Member Services at 800.637.7433, option 3 Business hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday MST.
Active Membership -$80
One who has passed the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) national certifying examination in surgical technology and maintains certification as defined by the NBSTSA. Active members have voice and vote. Certified members will revert to associate status, if their certification currency expires or lapses.
Associate Membership - $80
Student Membership - $45
One who has passed the national certifying examination but has not maintained certification currency as defined by the NBSTSA. A pre-1977 with lifetime certification who has not chosen to achieve currency with the NBSTSA by submitting CEs, etc, or has allowed it to lapse.
One who has proof of either having completed or being currently enrolled as a student in a CAAHEP accredited surgical technology program or its equivalent. (For student discount see student application at www.ast.org.)
Employed as a surgical technologist and not currently certified by the NBSTSA.
One whose primary source of employment is teaching in a CAAHEP-accredited surgical technology program or its equivalent. This includes RNS or other non-CST, CSFAs who teach.
CSFAs who do not have the CST credential. Associate members have voice but no vote.
FIRST-TIME CERTIFICATION EXAM BUNDLE
To qualify for the discounted exam bundles you must be currently enrolled or graduated from a CAAHEP- or ABHES-accredited surgical technology program. The discounted exam bundles do not apply to current or previous certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). To renew your credential by exam contact the NBSTSA at 800.707.0057, option 1, or www.nbstsa.org.
$247 GOLD STUDENT EXAM BUNDLE (For Students Only)
*Currently enrolled in a CAAHEP or ABHES-accredited surgical technology program
Save $115 or 32% on Gold Student Bundling!
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The discounted exam bundle does not apply to current or previous certification by the NBSTSA. To renew your credential by exam contact the NBSTSA at 800.707.0057, option 1, or www.nbstsa.org.
Affiliate Membership Individual - $80
Any individual or organization that wishes to affiliate with AST. O.R. Purchasing Managers, O.R. Materials Managers, O.R. Managers, Operating Department Practitioners, Central Sterile Supply Techs, Anesthesia Techs, Cardiac Cath Techs, Labor and Delivery Techs, Autotransfustionists, Aides (UAPs), Employers or Manufacturers/Sales Reps of health care related companies
Affiliate members have voice but not vote.
Retired/Disabled - $45
Retired member requirement - must be 65 or older and submit documentation of age.
Disabled member requirement - must submit official documentation of permanent disability. Have voice and vote - maintains certification as defined by the NBSTSA.
Have voice but not vote - has not maintained certification currency as defined by the NBSTSA.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS
Two Years $150 - $10 Savings
Three Years $210 - $30 Savings
Four Years $260 - $60 Savings
For the additional discount please call Member Services at 800.637.7433, option 3
All dues are for one year. Dues are not refundable and membership is not transferable. A portion of the dues are allocated to the state assembly of your choice. A monthly subscription to The Surgical Technologist is included in the dues.
Earn two months of FREE membership!
Just recruit a friend or colleague to join AST at the one-year, $80-membership level. For each new member, you will receive a two-month extension on your membership!
Download the AST Member Benefits brochure here. (If you'd like to request a free bulk order for a career fair, open house or other event, please call Member Services, 800-637-7433 (choose option 3).
It's easy and simple - and your colleagues will thank you for all the ways AST will help them advance in the profession and move ahead in their careers.
Here's how you earn free membership months:
- Recruit a valid new member at the one-year membership rate of $80.
- Make sure each new recruit provides AST your name and AST member number when they join.
- When AST receives your recruited member's application, we will extend your membership by two months for each person you recruit.
- Refer two new members at the $80-level, and we'll extend your membership by four months! Recruit six new members at the $80-level, and you just paid for a whole year of your own membership!
Bonus membership months are not applicable to members who recruit themselves, students or retired/disabled members. No substitutions permitted. Your membership must be current to receive bonus months. Potential members MUST supply your name and membership number in order for you to receive bonus membership months. If an individual's membership has lapsed for more than a year, they are considered a new member.
For more information, call 800-637-7433, option 3 or send an email to
AST Member Services