Continuing education is essential to enable Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians to ensure personal and professional development in the rapidly changing field of anesthesia technology. Therefore, to retain the Certified Anesthesia Technologist and Technician designation, Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians must document continuing education.
CEU Credit Requirements
After an individual has become certified or been recertified, they must begin to earn continuing education credits, according to their two year certification period. For new certified individuals they must wait for their designated two-year certification period to begin. For example, if you received your Technologist certification July 18, 2016, your certification expires December 31, 2018, your two-year designated certification period would be January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018, so you would have to wait until January 1, 2017 to start earning CEUs.
Certified Anesthesia Technician, Cer.A.T. – Individuals holding the Cer.A.T. Certification must earn 20 CEUs during their two year certification period.
Certified Anesthesia Technologist, Cer.A.T.T. – Individuals holding the Cer.A.T.T. Certification must earn 30 CEUs during their two year certification period.
It is the responsibility of the individual to determine if a seminar or meeting meets the requirements for ASATT approval. If the CEU comes from an unapproved organization, the individual risks not receiving approval or full credit. The individual is responsible to maintain evidence that the CEU(s) meet the ASATT requirements.
Organizations or individuals may request approval for CEUs not already approved by ASATT, by completing and submitting the Pre-Approval Continuing Education Forms. These forms are reviewed and approved by the Education Committee.