Association of Surgical Technologists

Arkansas State Assembly

Association of Surgical Technologists
Association of Surgical Technologists

March 10, 2018

Springtacular! Child's Play
CE Credits:
7 Pending Arkansas's submission of CE documentation

Arkansas Children's Hospital, Chairman's Hall
1 Children's Way
Little Rock, AR 72202
Cynthia Lewis
PO Box 15772, Little Rock AR 72231


ARSA President Cynthia Lewis. Hello!  I am Cynthia Lewis, President of ARSA and welcome to the Arkansas State Assembly of The Association of Surgical Technologists Website. Browse around our website and be sure to keep checking back for new events and updates such as local workshops, National Conference, and the Arkansas State Registration with the Medical Board for Surgical Technologists.  I am a proud member of the legislation committee and we worked long and hard to get our bill passed.  On March 6, 2017, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed Act 390 into law.  Complete your registration by following the links on this website.  Be sure to follow and like us on social media by clicking the Facebook icon above.  We want to see our membership continue to grow and highly support member and student involvement.  If you have any questions about board positions, how to get involved, or workshop ideas please reach out to us by emailing us  I look forward to meeting you at our next workshop.
In the picture: ARSA President Cynthia Lewis.


Applications Are Now Being Accepted!!                       Daniel Castleberry Memorial Scholarship                              

Daniel Castleberry Memorial Scholarship Winner (BreAnna Grady) ARSA presented their first "Daniel Castleberry Memorial Student Scholarship" at their Spring Workshop, 2017. A scholarship committee selected BreAnna Grady of University of Arkansas Fort Smith as the winner. The scholarship is named in memory of former ARSA President Gennie Castleberry's son Daniel, who passed away suddenly last year. Congratulations BreAnna, and good luck in your career as a surgical technologist. The 2018 Scholarship Application is now open.  For more information about the scholarship and how to apply, click here.
In the picture: BreAnna Grady, the winner of the first Daniel Castleberry Memorial Scholarship.


Arkansas Surgical Technologist Registration Is Now Active

On March 6, 2017 Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed Senate Bill 167 into Act 390...To create the Arkansas Surgical Technologists Act; And to establish the Registration of Surgical Technologists.  This was a huge accomplishment for ARSA.  Arkansas is proud to be one of only 16 states at this time, that has legislation on the state law books.  We wish to express our gratitude to our sponsors Senator David Sanders and Representative Kim Hammer as well as our Lobbyist Lucas Hargraves and Amanda Story and AST's own Cathy Sparkman.  Any current Surgical Technologist, certified or not, may register with the Arkansas State Medical Board by choosing one of the three notarized sections: education and certification; military; or work experience.  Please keep in mind that if you are registering by using the work experience section, this is a grandfathered area and this section will only be available until July 1, 2018.  After that date, only Certified Surgical Technologists will be allowed to register.  If you have any questions, please contact us.  Download and complete your registration packet from the Arkansas State Medical Board: