• All AST Members Eligible to Take Advantage of 10 Free CEs

    We have increased the amount of free CE for our members from 3 CEs to 10 CEs. All members will be able to take advantage of these benefits through December 31, 2020. You can find the 10 free CEs listed on your AST Member Dashboard or by visiting clicking on the Earn CE Now button. You must be signed into your account to view the free articles.

    AST & NBSTSA Partner to Waive Certification Renewal Fees

    AST recognizes the physical, emotional and financial hardships surgical technologists and surgical assistants are facing during the COVID-19 crisis. CSTs and CSFAs are performing surgical procedures on potentially infectious patients, serving on the front lines as PPE specialists, conducting COVID testing, and being assigned jobs outside their normal duties. Despite the hardships, maintaining the CST and CSFA credential is important, which is why AST has partnered with the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) to jointly underwrite the $25 renewal fee for all CSTs and CSFAs whose certification renewal dates fall between March 15 and December 31, 2020.

    *CSTs and CSFAs still will need to complete and submit the NBSTSA’s certification renewal form as well as have earned the CE required for renewal.

    Complete your AST CE Reporting Form.

    For more information regarding extended certification cycles and for renewal requirements, please visit the NBSTSA website