Exam Schedule

The ABSA Certification Examination for Surgical Assistants is scheduled to be given only in the locations listed and on the dates depicted below.



Please email the ABSA if there is a religious conflict, due to Saturday exam administrations.

2017 Schedule of Examinations & Links to Locations

(Click on Test Location, to the right of the city & state, for Directions & Telephone Numbers)

Applications need to be submitted at least 30 days prior to the examination.


Houston, Texas (Office of Universal Surgical Assistants)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Courtyard Milwaukee Airport)




Qingdao City, China (Qingdao University)



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.