Fee Schedule

The certification fees for the ABSA Surgical Assistants – Certified (SA-C) are listed below.

All payments are incorporated into application process

ABSA Certification Fees

Certification Fees

Initial Certification$455
Initial Certification – Active Military and Veterans (must provide current orders or DD-214)$400
Retest Exam Attempt$275
Recertification by Professional Development and Experience$135
Recertification by Exam$275
Recertification – Active Military and Veterans (must provide current orders or DD-214)No charge
Late Recertification$325
Reinstatement from Inactive Status$350
Reinstatement from Lapsed Status$455

Other Fees

Optional 40-item practice exam$45 (discounted to $30 for applicants)
Certificate Replacement Fee$10
Lapel Pin$9

All fees are collected online via PayPal by using a PayPal account, credit or debit card. If you are unable to complete the online payment, please contact ABSA for further instructions.

Important Notes: Paying online DOES NOT constitute an application for surgical assistant examination or Surgical Assistant – Certified recertification. Applicants must submit the application and all supporting documentation.

Refunds

If an individual wishes to cancel an application for initial certification or retesting the request must be submitted in writing (via email) to [email protected]. A $100 administrative fee will apply. Refunds will be issued within six weeks. Refunds will not be issued once the individual has taken the exam for which he/she applied.

If an individual wishes to cancel a recertification application, the request must be submitted in writing (via email) to [email protected] prior to awarding recertification. To reinstate the credential all application procedures and fees will apply.

Fees are subject to change.