The profession of surgical technology is always changing and expanding.
New technological developments and surgical techniques are revolutionizing
the operating room.
Providing you with the highest quality continuing education programs
is a primary element in AST’s mission. AST is committed
to keeping you prepared for the unexpected, so that patients always
receive the best possible care.
The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) recognizes the AST Continuing Education Policies for the CST and CSFA and accepts continuing education credits as defined by AST policy. AST provides processing of continuing education credits for the NBSTSA.
Instructors Forum 2014
Hilton Savannah DeSoto - Savannah, GA
February 21-22, 2014
Room rate: $149 plus tax per night for single/double occupancy
Instructors Forum 2015
Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza - San Juan, Puerto Rico
February 6-7, 2015
Room rate: $180 plus tax per night for single/double occupancy
Instructors Forum 2016
Doubletree by Hilton Houston Downtown - Houston, TX
February 12-13, 2016
Room rate: $169 plus tax per night for single/double occupancy
Upcoming AST Events:
AST's 44th Annual National Conference
May 21 - May 25, 2013
Hilton New Orleans
AST's 45th Annual National Conference
May 26 - May 30, 2014
Hyatt Regency Denver
Ongoing Continuing Education Opportunities
The Earn CE Now page has more than
300 articles and PowerPoint presentations for you to earn CE credits.
You can submit the AST tests and your payment directly to AST from the AST Online CE Resource Center.
Other Continuing Education Resources
Frequently Asked Questions about Certification and
Updated list of AST Approved CE Providers, including professional organizations and commercial businesses, click on AST Approved CE Programs and Enduring Materials.
Policies for the CST and CFA provides a thorough description of AST's continuing education process, including CE reporting and documentation policies and procedures.