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AST is the only professional organization representing the

interests of more than 80,000 surgical technologists and

surgical assistants across the United States. Its commitment to

quality education, certified proficiency, member advocacy and

practitioner development is well evidenced at the national and

state level.

Become part of AST and you join a patient-care force that’s

more than 36, 000 members strong. You gain exclusive access

to relevant continuing education, extraordinary networking

opportunities and quality programs. And the opportunity to

tap into resources specifically designed to support your

career growth.

Your membership connects you with a community where you

can participate with AST as a collective voice.

What Can You Expect as an AST Member?

• Legislative Voice

When you join AST, you automatically become a member

of the state assembly of your choice and a portion of your

membership dues supports that state.

– You can earn continuing education credits (CEs) offered

through your state assembly workshops/meetings.

– Vote for your state assembly (if you are certified with

currency as defined by the NBSTSA and active member

of AST).

– Vote for your state assembly board of directors (if you

are certified with currency as defined by the NBSTSA

and active member of AST).

– Be a part of state assembly’s Grassroots Network advo-

cating for surgical technologist certification and patient

safety initiatives.

• Members-only Benefits

Relevant, online CE courses provided through AST’s

Online CE Resource Center

Substantial discounts on CE opportunities, including

credit package deals that can apply toward the renewal of

your credentials