Most states do not require that surgical technologists hold a state-issued license in order to gain employment or practice in the state. However, several do require surgical technologists to hold professional certification to be considered for employment in most contexts. Some states require the professional certification and offer a registry.
Graduates of Roane State’s Surgical Technology CAAHEP accredited program are eligible to take the NBSTSA certification exam.
|Colorado||Colorado Office of Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist Registration||Meets|
|District of Columbia||N/A|
|Illinois||Surgical Technologist Licensure||Meets|
|Massachusetts||CST Certification | NBSTSA||Meets*|
|Nevada||CST Certification | NBSTSA||Meets*|
|New Jersey||CST Certification | NBSTSA||Meets*|
|New York||CST Certification | NBSTSA||Meets*|
|Oregon||CST Certification | NBSTSA||Meets*|
|South Carolina||CST Certification | NBSTSA||Meets*|
|Tennessee||CST Certification | NBSTSA||Meets*|
|Texas||CST Certification | NBSTSA||Meets*|
|US Virgin Islands||N/A|
Meets* - indicates the national professional examination/certification accepted by employers.
Last updated: May 2021
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