What you’ll need in order to apply:
- If you are a Surgical Technologist, provide to the Board evidence or documented proof of one of the following two (2) credentialing pathways listed below. For any pathway selected, please mail original notarized copy of your NBSTSA credential/certificate and accredited surgical technologist training school diploma or transcript to the Board. The Board will not accept a document that has been copied after it has been notarized. You can also request that this information be emailed directly to the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org by the NBSTSA or the program in a branch of the U.S. armed forces where you completed your surgical technology training.
- Notarized copy of transcript or certificate awarded showing successful completion of an accredited surgical technologist training program and current credential as a surgical technologist issued by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or its successor; or
- Successful completion of a surgical technologist training program during the applicant’s service as a member of any branch of the armed forces of the United States.
Effective January 1, 2022, applicants are no longer able to apply to register with the Board for certification through prior practice (‘grandfather’) as a surgical technologist.
Begin the online application