Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) and Site Visitor Training-Beginning (SVT-B)

At the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators [AFE] Workshop, offered from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 (the day of registration for the AST Surgical Technology Conference in New Orleans, LA), the ARC/STSA will guide you through CAAHEP’s accreditation Standards and Guidelines and the accreditation process to enhance your accreditation knowledge, permitting your program to optimize the benefits of this prestigious accreditation.

Through the use of expert presentations and interactive group and individual learning activities, this workshop will both explain the ins and outs of the current CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines and clarify the information in the ARC/STSA Standards Interpretive Guides applicable to your surgical technology or surgical assisting program.

The ARC/STSA-sponsored AFE Workshop is designed for both new and seasoned program directors, but instructors, deans, and compliance officers will also benefit from attending and participating in this workshop.

Later the same day, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, the ARC/STSA offers the Site Visitor Training- Beginning [SVT-B] Workshop for individuals interested in becoming an ARC/STSA-approved On-Site Evaluator. Please note that participation in the Site Visitor Training Beginning Workshop requires pre-requisite completion of the CAAHEP Site Visitors Quiz – available online at, and recent attendance at an ARC/STSA AFE Workshop.

The June 2017 AFE and Site Visitor Training-Beginning (SVT-B) Registration form, with the applicable AFE registration fee (Site Visitor Training-Beginning is free), should be submitted directly to the ARC/STSA to register for these ARC/STSA- sponsored pre-conference workshops. Click on the link above to access the 2017 AFE and SVT-B registration form.

Attention: A separate registration form for the AST Educators Conference is required and can be found at

*Please contact us at or 303-694-9262 with questions regarding these ARC/STSA workshops.

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