Membership

Member Category Definitions

Active Member

  • One who either (1) passed the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) Certified First Assistant (CFA) national certifying examination and maintains certification as defined by the NBSTSA; (2) passed the National Surgical Assistants (NSAA) Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) national certifying and maintains certification as defined by the NSAA;  or (3) any other surgical assistant credential acceptable to the ASA.
  • Active members have voice and vote.

Associate Member

  • One who has passed the national certifying examination in the field of surgical technology offered by the NBSTSA to become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).
  • One who has proof of either having completed or being currently enrolled as a student in a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited surgical assisting program or its equivalent.
  • One whose primary source of employment is teaching in a CAAHEP-accredited surgical assisting program or its equivalent.
  • Associate members have voice but not vote.
  • Passed the American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA Surgical Assistant—Certified (SA-C) national certifying examination and maintains certification as defined by the ABSA.

Student Member

  • Please refer to Associate member.

Affiliate Member

  • Any individual or organization that wishes to affiliate with ASA and is approved by the ASA as defined in the ASA Policy Manual.
  • Affiliate members have voice but no vote.
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