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Purpose of Certification
Certification as an AS-C or RNAS-C™ trained assistant protects the public and provides evidence to employers that the certified individual has met academic and national standards for the knowledge required of first assistants at surgery. Through voluntary certification, these college graduates are able to validate their competency in the assisting arena by an outside source–the National Assistant at Surgery Council™. Assistants at surgery who take the AS-C or
RNAS-C™  exams are authorized to use the Assistant in Surgery - Certified™ (AS-C) Registered Nurse Assistant in Surgery - Certified™ (RNAS-C™ ) credentials so long as they keep their certification current.