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Accommodations for Candidates with Disabilities:
All test centers are fully accessible. If you require a special accommodation, include with your application a letter from your licensed physician (on their letterhead) describing the nature of the limitation, as it applies to writing a standardized, multiple-choice examination. The letter must state the accommodations needed for testing. The accommodations, if approved by the ABSA, will be provided at no extra charge.
The Office of the ABSA must receive the application and letter at least forty-five (45) days prior to the examination.
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We acknowledge that the role and function of a surgical assistant is to assist the surgeon, in the performance of a surgical procedure.
It is understood and acknowledged that certification as a surgical assistant through the ABSA does not allow for any independent performance of any medical or surgical procedures, within the United States of America or its territories.
Please Note: Anyone found guilty of "Practicing Medicine Without a License," in the United States of America or its territories, either by court trial or plea agreement, will lose their certification and never be eligible to certify with the ABSA again.