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2018 Annual Report Instructions Now Available

Date posted: April 6th, 2018

2018 ARC-STSA Annual Report Instructions  Click on the on the photograph or link above to access the complete 2018 Annual Report Instructions for Surgical Technology programs.  The Report will be available for data entry beginning May 1, 2018, and completed … Continue reading


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – Accreditation Coordinator

Date posted: April 2nd, 2018

The Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), a private, not-for-profit accrediting body is seeking a qualified individual with excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as a background in education, accreditation or credentialing. Click … Continue reading


Final AFE for 2018: Registration Now Open – May 30, 2018, Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators

Date posted: March 6th, 2018

Important Notice – The upcoming May AFE  Workshop in Orlando will be the last opportunity to attend an AFE in 2018!  Don’t delay – reserve your seat today!  Registration is now open for the May 30, 2018, Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators … Continue reading


2018 Annual Report Review

Date posted: February 21st, 2018

2018 Annual Report Presentation


ARC/STSA 2018 Annual Report Launches May 1, 2018

Date posted: February 13th, 2018

ARC/STSA 2018 Annual Report Launches May 1, 2018   Mark Your Calendars — New Annual Report Submission Dates!The ARC/STSA 2018 Annual Report submission period will begin on May 1, 2018, and close on July 31, 2018. Instructions for completing the 2018 … Continue reading


Site Visitor Recognition

Date posted: February 9th, 2018

Many thanks to our hard-working site visitors, who volunteer their time to assess surgical technology and surgical assisting programs’ compliance with the Standards. (Please click the image above to view the full-sized recognition poster.)


2018 Scholarship Announcement

Date posted: November 7th, 2017

Apply Now for the ARC/STSA Scholarship Program. The Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical
Assisting (ARC/STSA) is pleased to announce the launch of the ARC/STSA 2018 Scholarship Program in service to the surgical technology and surgical assisting student and educator communities Continue reading


Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) – Sold Out

Date posted: October 3rd, 2017

At the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators [AFE] Workshop and Beginner Site Visitor Training, offered from 8:00 am -5:00 pm on Thursday, February 8, 2018 Designed for both new and seasoned program directors and instructors, the AFE Workshop will guide you through CAAHEP Standards so that your program is best able to take advantage of this highly respected accreditation.

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ARC/STSA Announces Director of Education Services

Date posted: October 3rd, 2017

The Accreditation Review Council on Education for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) welcomes Christy Baily-Byers as the Director of Education Services beginning November 2017. In this role, Baily-Byers will be responsible for the development and delivery of accreditation-related education programs and outreach activities of the ARC/STSA, including marketing and constituent communications. Continue reading


2017 Scholarship Program – Winners

Date posted: August 14th, 2017

At its March 2017 meeting, the ARC/STSA Board of Directors awarded the following 2017 Scholarships Continue reading