ASA Membership

The Association of Surgical Assistants (ASA) is a professional membership organization devoted to uniting professionals from diverse backgrounds to advance the field of surgical first assisting. The CSFA, CSA, and SA-C play a vital role in health care and by joining ASA, these practitioners will secure the future of the surgical assisting profession.

Levels of Membership

ASA membership categories are:


  • Holds current NBSTSA certification as a CSFA or NSAA certification as a CSA.
  • Voice and Vote
  • JOIN


  • Holds NBSTSA certification as a CST or ABSA certification as a surgical assistant (SA-C); or whose primary employer is a CAAHEP-accredited surgical assisting program
  • Voice
  • JOIN


  • Must be currently enrolled in a CAAHEP-accredited surgical assisting program (proof of enrollment is required)
  • Voice
  • JOIN

Benefits of Membership

Some of the top benefits of membership in the Association of Surgical Assistants include:
  • Discounts on continuing education and live events
  • Legislative advocacy to protect your right to practice
  • Processing and recording of CE credits (coming soon!)
  • Malpractice and needlestick insurance
  • National Professional Healthcare Initiatives

Learn about all ASA member benefits

Refund Policy:

No refunds will be given after 30 days of membership or renewal form submission. Please reach out to ASA if you have any questions or for further information.