Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE)

At the newly updated Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators [AFE] Workshop, offered from 8:00am – 3:00pm on Saturday, August 6, 2016, 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 presentations by experts 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 information in the ARC/STSA Standards Interpretive Guides [SIG] applicable to your surgical technology or surgical assisting program. Break-out group sessions, focusing on Self-Study and On-Site Evaluation preparation, will be especially beneficial.

The AFE Workshop is designed for both new and seasoned program directors, but instructors, deans, and compliance officers will also benefit from attendance and participation in this workshop.

The AFE Registration August 2016 form, with the applicable registration fee, should be submitted to the ARC/STSA to register for this workshop.  Registrations at the door are accepted.

Hotel Reservations:

Doubletree by Hilton Denver-Aurora

13696 E. Iliff Place
Aurora, CO  80014

Call for reservations at (800) 337- 2800, please refer to:

  • Group Name: ARC/STSA AFE Workshop 2015
  • Group Code: AFE
  • For online hotel reservations: Click Here

Advanced hotel room block registration deadline is July 21, 2016.

Ground Transportation: Call hotel for free shuttle service from airport at (303) 3372800.

Please contact us at or 303-694-9262 with any questions regarding this ARC/STSA-sponsored AFE workshop.