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  • Member Discounts and Benefits

    You work hard and earn every penny of your salary. For over 20 years, AST hasn't raised its membership fees so we can help you stay active professionally without undermining your pocketbook. We offer you as many benefits as possible - including credit cards and malpractice insurance. After all, you deserve it! 

  • Benefits

    Being a member of AST really does have its benefits.

    • Low membership fee. The AST membership fee of $80 has been in place for more than 20 years. AST has kept the low fee a priority while other associations have raised its membership fees.
    • Cost savings when registering for AST events, such as the national conference and Educators Event.
    • State-specific legislative efforts driven by AST National to further along the profession.
    • Discounted CE opportunities that are offered by AST, including CE Credit Packages.
    • Automatic transfer of CE credits to the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
    • Automatic recording of CE credits earned through AST online offerings and earned at AST events such as the national conference.
    • Submittal of CE credits at any time during your membership so you don’t lose those valuable certificates of completion/attendance.
    • Maintenance of your CE credit certificates for 5 years. 
    • Communications including The Surgical Technologist, monthly e-newsletters, and AST social media sites, including Facebook, Pinterest and videos on Vimeo.
    • Leadership opportunities to serve on state assembly and national boards as well as state and national committees.
    • Scholarship opportunities for students, educators and CSTs.
    • The AST Career Center, where you can post your resume and obtain information on job openings.
    • Legislative updates and support for your state.
    • Access to the Map of State Laws
    • An opportunity to be published in The Surgical Technologist. If your CE article is published, you earn CE credits.   



    Earn two or more months of FREE membership with the Member-Get-A-Member program. Recruit colleagues and AST will extend your membership by the appropriate number of months. Here's how:

    • Recruit a valid new member at the one-year membership rate of $80.
    • Make sure that each person you recruit provides AST with your name and your AST member number when filling out their application.
    • After AST receives the recruited member's application, we will extend your membership by two months for each person you recruit.
    • Recruit two members at the $80-level, and we'll extend your membership by four months! The more people you recruit, the longer you membership gets extended.

    Bonus membership months are not applicable to members who recruit themselves, students or retired/disabled members. No substitutions will be permitted. Your membership must be current to receive the bonus months. Potential members MUST supply your name and your AST member number in order for you to receive bonus membership months. If a person's membership has lapsed for more than a year, they are considered a new member.

    Call our Member Services team at 1-800-637-7433 for more information.

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