The term CSA shall apply to all eligible candidates who successfully pass the CSA examination offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistants (NCCSA). The CSA certification confirms that the Certified Surgical Assistant has met or exceeded the necessary requirements to carry-out the essential duties of a surgical assistant and that they continue to meet ongoing requirements through continuing education and advanced training.



There are several states with regulatory legislation regarding Surgical Assistant practice in the United States. The states are listed below along with references to the bills that created the regulations, and web links to the governmental body that regulates the profession in those states.