AST Member Benefits

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 state level. 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 career growth. 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 of AST). – 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 safety initiatives. • 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 your credentials