RECERTIFICATION
  • Achieve Recognition

    AST values the hard work and dedication surgical technology educators put into teaching and mentoring their students. That's why the Foundation for Surgical Technology created the Constellation Awards - to recognize and reward surgical technology educators at different stages in their careers.

  • AST Constellation Awards

    Constellation Awards recognize educators (didactic or clinical) at three different career levels:

    • Rising Stars - educators with one to five years of teaching experience
    • Shining Stars - educators with six to 14 years of teaching experience
    • Guiding Stars - educators with 15 or more years of teaching experience


    One educator will be selected annually at each level. The awards, valued at $1,000, include a registration for the AST Educator's Conference in February and monetary support. The Constellation Awards are administered by the Foundation for Surgical Technology. 

    Applications are due annually on December 1.

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