In Illinois, surgical technologists must be licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Licensing requirements include:

  • completion of a surgical technology program approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES);
  • submission of certification from the National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting; and,
  • payment of a fee.

Licensure must be renewed every two years.

Additional licensing information can be obtained from:

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor, Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: 217.785.0800, Fax: 217.782.7645