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
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
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
– 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
• 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