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Join Us in Welcoming Two New ARC/STSA Staff Members!

2022-04-04T13:05:29-06:00April 1st, 2022|

We are thrilled to announce that two outstanding professionals have joined the ARC/STSA team. Join us in welcoming Accreditation Manager Rob Blackston and Operations Coordinator Kari Allen. Accreditation Manager Rob Blackston, MEd, CSFA, CST, FAST Rob Blackston, MEd, CSFA, CST, FAST, joined the ARC/STSA as its Accreditation Manager on April 1, 2022. Blackston will serve in accreditation services and will [...]

AccredX 2022 – Early Bird Pricing Through March 1

2022-02-14T13:53:01-07:00February 11th, 2022|

Take advantage of the early bird pricing for AccredX, the inaugural accreditation conference and expo presented by ARC/STSA and EdAccred, Thursday, October 6–Saturday, October 8, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas! AccredX will offer hands-on workshops, proven program management strategies, and best practices in surgical technology and surgical assisting education, all designed to support educators in achieving and maintaining compliance with [...]

Crystal Warner, CST, CSA, FAST, Joins ARC/STSA as Education Manager

2020-04-10T11:19:21-06:00April 10th, 2020|

The Accreditation Review Council on Education In Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) is pleased to welcome Crystal Warner, CST, CSA, FAST, as Education Manager. In this role, Warner is responsible for developing resources to support educators; and, managing outreach and communication activities for the ARC/STSA and EdAccred. Warner has held many roles relating to surgical technology and surgical assisting. During [...]

AFE Workshop Canceled for May 27, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia

2020-03-18T12:18:58-06:00March 18th, 2020|

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 [...]

ARC/STSA Cancels May 27, 2020, AFE Workshop

2020-03-18T11:16:22-06:00March 18th, 2020|

Given the current public health crisis, the ARC/STSA has made the decision to proactively cancel the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) workshop scheduled for May 27, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. We understand that your focus as educators is fully on your students, families and communities, as it should be. This continues to be an unprecedented and unpredictable event – we do [...]

ARC/STSA Office Operations: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

2020-03-17T10:33:54-06:00March 17th, 2020|

In an effort to protect the health and well-being of our staff, the ARC/STSA administrative offices will operate on a remote basis beginning Tuesday, March 17.  We will continue to serve our programs and be available during our normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MDT at and 303-694-9262. Given the unprecedented nature of the current public health [...]

Updated Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

2020-03-13T15:21:04-06:00March 12th, 2020|

This notification serves to update the statement issued by the ARC/STSA on March 9, 2020, to support our programs as educators are challenged with instituting proactive measures to address the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). As institutions make decisions to alter the delivery of surgical technology and surgical assisting curriculum, whether this includes a temporary closure of an institution or a move [...]

COVID-19 Statement

2020-03-09T16:04:44-06:00March 9th, 2020|

CAAHEP-accredited surgical technology and surgical assisting programs are in the process of planning and making decisions on how best to respond to the impact of COVID-19. Since the spread of COVID-19 is continuing, please know the ARC/STSA supports you as you work through this public health crisis. We will work with our programs to help them navigate issues that impact our [...]

Thank You to Our 2019 Site Visitors!

2020-04-23T00:32:27-06:00February 6th, 2020|

Many thanks to our hard-working site visitors, who volunteer their time to serve on on-site evalutions teams. We are most grateful for your service to the ARC/STSA and commitment to surgical technology and surgical assisting education. Your generous gifts of your time and expertise help move the profession forward.  

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