School of Health Education

Health Education Building 103
1705 Hoffman Street
Madison WI 53704

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Surgical Technologist Program: Examination and Accreditation Results

Madison College surgical technologist students are required to take the National Certification Examinations as part of the graduation requirements for the program. This exam is given at the end of the diploma degree program and is administered at Madison College in cooperation with Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP). The exam is written by the National Board for Certification for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

2018: Madison College First-time Candidates-20, Number Passing-18, Madison College Pass Rate-90%, National Pass Rate-78%

2017: Madison College First-time Candidates-18, Number Passing-17, Madison College Pass Rate-94%, National Pass Rate-86%

2016: Madison College First-time Candidates-18, Number Passing-14, Madison College Pass Rate-78%, National Pass Rate-78%

Reference: statistical data retrieved from the AMP website, NBSTSA-School Performance Report, and the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) Program Outcomes Tracking Tool.

Graduation eligibility is not dependent on passing the Certified Surgical Technology (CST) examination. More information on accreditation guidelines may be available at:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). CAAHEP 25400 U.S. Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL, 33763. Phone: (727) 210-2350; Fax: (727) 210-2354. 

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA). 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO, 80120. (303)694-9262

Madison College's Surgical Technologist program is accredited by the CAAHEP upon the recommendation of the ARCSTSA.