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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 85. Board of Medicine
Chapter 160. Regulations Governing the Licensure of Surgical Assistants and Certification of Surgical Technologists

18VAC85-160-51. Requirements for certification as a surgical technologist.

A. An applicant for certification as a surgical technologist shall submit a completed application and a fee as prescribed in 18VAC85-160-40 on forms provided by the board.

B. An applicant for certification as a surgical technologist shall provide satisfactory evidence of:

1. Successful completion of an accredited surgical technologist training program and a current credential as a certified surgical technologist from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or its successor; or

2. Successful completion of a training program for surgical technology during the applicant's service as a member of any branch of the armed forces of the United States.

C. The board will certify a surgical technologist who registers with the board by December 31, 2023, if that surgical technologist provides satisfactory evidence of:

1. Practice as a surgical technologist prior to October 1, 2022; or

2. Attendance of a surgical technologist training program prior to October 1, 2022.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2956.12 of the Code Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 2, eff. October 14, 2020; amended, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 25, eff. September 1, 2021; Volume 39, Issue 4, eff. November 9, 2022; Volume 40, Issue 4, eff. November 8, 2023.

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