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National Certification

No special license is required for surgical technologists; however, most hospitals prefer, and some require, national certification.
Certification can be obtained through one of these credentialing organizations. 

  • National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)  
    at www.nbstsa.org
  • National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) at www.ncctinc.com

Our Surgical Technology program begin administering the NBSTSA national certification exam to graduating students in 2009.  To review the NBSTSA Certification statistics please visit the website at http://www.nbstsa.org/certification-statistics.html


National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting