Live CE (Previously Advanced CE)
In 2019, the National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) announced that the certification cycle for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)® and the Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA)® was changed from four to two years, effective January 1, 2020.
For those in the new two-year cycle, CSTs are required to earn a total of 30 CE credits including 4 CE credits earned in Live CE settings and CSFAs are required to earn 38 CE credits including 8 earned in Live CE settings. For details, visit: https://www.nbstsa.org/renewals-recertification
Live CE is — "All CE sessions presented at AST-approved conferences, workshops, AST State Assembly meetings, employer in-services, grand rounds, physician professional meetings including live or on-demand CE webinars or videos and live CE by manufacturers.”