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The Office of Surgical Assistants and Surgical Technologists Registration regulates individuals that perform the duties of a Surgical Assistant or Surgical Technologist. Program activities include registering individuals who will be performing these job duties in the state of Colorado, investigating complaints against Surgical Assistants and Surgical Technologists, including those practicing without a registration, and enforcing disciplinary actions against those that violate the statute and/or program rules. This is a director model program that has no Board. The Director of the Division of Professions and Occupations, or his/her designee, has authority to make the decisions for the program.
Legislation passed during the Legislative Session impacts the Division of Professions and Occupations. Please review the program's Laws, Rules and Policies web page to learn of any changes due to legislation.
You must be registered in order to practice as a Surgical Assistant or Surgical Technologist. We encourage you to submit your application and fee as early as possible to ensure your registration is completed on time.
As of March 31, 2011, the Division of Professions and Occupations approved over 1,400 Surgical Technologist/Surgical Assistant registrant applications. If you want to check the status of an applicant’s license, you can save time by accessing the Verify a Colorado Licensee button (left side) on this page before calling the Division.
Anyone who regularly performs the majority of the duties of a Surgical Assistant or a Surgical Technologist who is employed, contracted, or credentialed by a healthcare facility needs to register.
What are the duties of a Surgical Assistant?
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