ASA Fellow Award

Fellow of The Association of Surgical Assistants

The Fellow designation is awarded to recognize those surgical assistants who have maintained exceptional professional standards, and whose professional activity has been devoted to advancing the profession toward improving surgical care and efficiency (Chirurgicus Professio “Surgical Professional”). Surgical Assistants maintain the code of ethics founded by ASA. Surgical Assistants work tirelessly to adhere to the principles of morality and compassion, further enhancing surgical care outcomes.

Fellows must exemplify the Mission of ASA: The Association of Surgical Assistants represents a broad coalition of surgical assistant practitioners, who share several common goals, including optimizing surgical patient care, promoting the recognition of all surgical assistants, advancing legislative strategies, and providing relevant continuing education experiences.

Qualifications for FASA

  • Current active membership status of ASA
  • Currently certified by the NBSTSA and/or NCCSA
  • No professional disciplinary actions recorded by professional organizations, state or provincial licensing or registration authority
  • Maintained ASA active membership status for a minimum of 4 consecutive years upon application
  • Maintained the CSFA and/or CSA credential for a minimum of 4 consecutive years upon application
  • Participation in activities in support of ASA and the surgical assistant profession through state and national professional roles

Maintaining the FASA

  • Current active membership status of ASA
  • Currently certified by the NBSTSA and/or NCCSA
  • No professional disciplinary actions recorded by ASA, state, or provincial licensing or registration authority

FASA Panel/Selection Subcommittee

  • One Executive Board Member; President (Non-Voting)
  • Five Board of Directors; Currently Residing

Application Process

  • Submission Deadline: August 1st 
  • FASA Panel will collect and vet all applications to be certified by the ASA Board no later than September 1st
  • FASA selection will be announced at the ASA Fall Conference each year

Emeritus Status for Retired Surgical Assistants

Individuals who are retired from the educational or professional practice of surgical assisting can be awarded Emeritus Status: Selection upheld by FASA Panel

Past ASA Presidents and Executive Directors

Awarded the FASA upon completion of final term on the executive board of ASA for dedication and service recognizing the highest commitment to the profession of Surgical Assisting

How to apply

Click here to fill out the online application form on our website
Click here to download a fillable PDF application.

If applying via PDF application, please send your completed PDF application and a copy of your CV/resume to [email protected] and BCC [email protected]