Individuals wishing to apply for Certification must qualify in one of the following categories:
Note: New Graduate (graduated within last 12 months) $25.00 (non-refundable)
Note: Once certification is obtained, your membership status as a Candidate Member will be changed to Certified Member automatically.
Please note that the application fee must accompany Certification Application. Applications will not be processed without proper payment. Examination fee must be paid 15 days prior to sitting for the examination.
You must sit for the examination within one year of the date your application is approved. If you do not sit for the examination within that time, you must reapply for Certification.
Please note: Once certification is obtained, you may apply for membership to the NSAA.
A Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) must re-certify every two years to maintain their credential. Re-certification requires the following:
Non-NSAA Member CSA’s – Fees and CEU’s must be submitted at least 60 days prior to re-certification date to ensure validation.
NSAA Member CSA's – Dues and fees must be paid on time and CEU’s may be submitted at any time, however all 50 CEU’s must be submitted at least 30 days prior to re-certification date.