Please note, the May 27, 2020, Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) has been canceled due to the current public heath crisis. Those who have already registered and paid will be contacted directly with the options of a full refund or rolling the payment forward to the next AFE.  The ARC/STSA will continue to monitor the current crisis and notify our entire community when the next AFE is scheduled. Please click here see full announcement regarding the cancellation.

We get it – accreditation can be stressful.  But take heart, the ARC/STSA is here to demystify the process and support new and seasoned educators.  Wednesday, May 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., join ARC/STSA board members and staff, who will walk you through CAAHEP Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Standards & Guidelines, and ARC/STSA policies.

The AFE includes hands-on experiences and interactive presentations, including a behind-the-scenes view of board meeting deliberations.  We’ll prepare your team for On-Site Evaluations, and review how to effectively respond to Findings Letters and maintain accreditation.

The workshop is designed for new and seasoned program directors, clinical coordinators, instructors, deans and compliance professionals; and, fulfills requirement for all new program directors to attend an AFE within one year of appointment. Attendees will earn 8 CE credits for the workshop.

Hotel reservations made for the AFE should be canceled directly through the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

      Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA (Book rooms online)
       210 Peachtree St NW
       Atlanta, GA 30303

Registration Information:
       $250 fee includes breakfast, lunch & materials
       Registration and fees due May 8, 2020

Refund Policy – During COVID-19 Public Health Crisis
Registration payments will be refunded in full, including any credit card processing fees, or you may roll the payment forward to the next AFE.  ARC/STSA staff will contact you directly if you have already paid to see which option you prefer. No refunds after this date. 

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