Association of Surgical Technologists

Arkansas State Assembly

Association of Surgical Technologists
Association of Surgical Technologists

March 14, 2020

Springtacular! 2020 and Beyond!
CE Credits:
8 Pending Arkansas's submission of CE documentation

UAMS Reynold's Institute on Aging - Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium
629 Jack Stephens Drive
Little Rock , AR 72205

Cindy Lewis
PO Box 15772, Little Rock, AR 72231



ARSA President Cynthia Lewis. Hello! I am Cynthia Lewis, President of ARSA. Welcome to the Arkansas State Assembly of The Association of Surgical Technologists website. Browse around our website and be sure to check back for new events and updates such as local workshops, national conference, and registration of Surgical Technologists with the Arkansas State Medical Board. I am a proud member of the legislation committee, and we worked long and hard to get our registration 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 by emailing us at I look forward to meeting you at our next workshop!
In the picture: ARSA President Cynthia Lewis.


Daniel Castleberry Memorial Scholarship Winner

Daniel Castleberry Memorial Scholarship Winner (Lindsey Brietz) ARSA presented their second "Daniel Castleberry Memorial Student Scholarship" at their Spring Workshop, 2018. A scholarship committee selected Lindsey Brietz of Arkansas State University-Newport/Marked Tree as the winner. The scholarship is named in memory of former ARSA President Gennie Castleberry's son Daniel, who passed away suddenly a couple of years ago. Congratulations Lindsey, and good luck in your career as a surgical technologist. For more information about the scholarship and how to apply, click here.
In the picture: Lindsey Brietz, the winner of the second Daniel Castleberry Memorial Scholarship.


Arkansas Surgical Technologist Registration Is Now Active

On March 6, 2017, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed Senate Bill 167 which is now Act 390. When this happened, the Arkansas Surgical Technologists Act was created (to establish the registration of Surgical Technologists). This was a huge accomplishment for ARSA. Arkansas is proud to be one of only sixteen states at this time that has similar legislation in 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, 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 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: