SPECIFICATIONS Description Minimum Required Preferred / Desired
Holds a current National Certification established by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) as a surgical technologist.
Must demonstrate education and training through one of the following methods under TN Code Ann. 68-57-101(a).
- Completion of a CAAHEP accredited program in surgical technology.
- Completion of an appropriate training program for surgical technologists in the armed forces, CAAHEP accredited hospital, or CAAHEP accredited ambulatory surgical treatment cancer program; or
- Successfully completed the surgical technologists NBSTSA certifying exam
Grandfathered under TN Code Ann. 68-57-102(a).
- Prior to July 1, 2006, was employed for not less than 18 months as a surgical technologist in a hospital, medical office, surgery center, or school; or began training to be a surgical technologist in an accredited
surgical technology program.
Please note: Effective July 1, 2013, the State of Tennessee requires surgical technologists to complete 15 CEs annually to remain qualified for employment at BMHCC. Certified surgical technologists are exempt from the new requirement, but they must maintain a current and active national CST certification from NBSTS