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