Standards & Curricula

Surgical Assisting

CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines – Surgical Assisting

Surgical Assisting Standards Interpretive Guide (SA-SIG)

Core Curriculum for Surgical Assisting, 3e

Core Curriculum for Surgical Assisting, 4e

The ARC/STSA has established August 1, 2022, as the date for full implementation of the CCSA, 4e. SA programs must be utilizing the CCSA, 4e, in its entirety after this date. Curriculum will be assessed for compliance with the Standards utilizing the Core Curriculum for Surgical Assisting, third edition, up to July 31, 2022.