Certification is an important step in maintaining your career mobility and ensuring that you are not limited in your choices. To be a teacher in a CAAHEP accredited Surgical Technology program, you must be a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST). In many areas of the country, employers only hired Certified Surgical Technologists. As the profession and awareness of this occupation grows, certification will become a necessary step for individuals to demonstrate their competency.
The Surgical Technology – Accelerated Alternate Delivery program is designed to help non-certified currently practicing Surgical Technologists get the educational background they need to be eligible to sit for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) certification examination and become a Certified Surgical Technologist.