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.