Application Instructional Information

The Application Submission Process takes less than 15 Minutes to Complete.


In order to be better prepared for this process, you should be aware of what information will be required during the process:

  • You will select a testing center location and testing date.

  • You will be required to pay your application fee. Scan or save the Paypal payment receipt as a .pdf file to your computer for later upload during the application process.

  • You will enter personal information. For example, full name, current country of residence, postal address, date of birth, home/cell phone, gender, marital status, and occupation.

  • You will enter credential information. For example, name of medical school or formal surgical assistant training program documentation, date of graduation, provide .pdf documents to upload of medical school diploma or formal surgical assistant training program certificate, resume, proof of application payment, and a professional photo (in .gif, .jpg, or .jpeg format).

  • You will acknowledge that you understand the terms and conditions of certification as a surgical assistant through the ABSA. The ABSA does not allow for any independent performance of any medical or surgical procedures, within the United States of America or its territories.

  • You will certify that you understand all statements in this application and affirm all information contained in this application to be true and correct.




Proceed with the Application Submission Process


Depending on the status of your last certification, additional late fees or reinstatement fees may apply. If any of these additional fees apply to your application submission, they will be shown on the Payment page prior to making payment. You may also visit our Fee Schedule page to see our list of additional fees that may be applied to your application HERE.