Certification Statistics

Current Certification Numbers

As of February 8, 2018, there are 62,494 currently Certified Surgical Technologists (including 1977 and prior), and 4,101 currently Certified Surgical First Assistants.

2016 Certifications

CSFA Exam Statistics

  • 557 examinees
  • 369 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 66.2%

CST Exam Statistics

  • 10,235 examinees
  • 7,148 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 69.8%

CST WBT Statistics

  • 6,526 examinees
  • 5,019 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 76.9%

2015 Certifications

CSFA Exam Statistics

  • 613 examinees
  • 409 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 66.7%

CST Exam Statistics

  • 10,430 examinees
  • 7,299 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 70%

CST WBT Statistics

  • 6,477 examinees
  • 4,893 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 75.5%

2014 Certifications

CSFA Exam Statistics

  • 601 examinees
  • 370 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 61.6%

CST Exam Statistics

  • 10,707 examinees
  • 7,476 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 69.8%

CST WBT Statistics

  • 6,907 examinees
  • 5,138 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 74.4%

2013 Certifications

CSFA Exam Statistics

  • 471 examinees
  • 309 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 65.6%

CST Exam Statistics

  • 10,648 examinees
  • 7,611 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 71.5%

CST WBT Statistics

  • 6,825 examinees
  • 5,152 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 75.5%

2012 Certifications

CSFA Exam Statistics

  • 425 examinees
  • 297 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 69.9%

CST Exam Statistics

  • 10,834 examinees
  • 7,118 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 65.7%

CST WBT Statistics

  • 6,792 examinees
  • 4,737 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 69.7%

2011 Certifications

CSFA Exam Statistics

  • 391 examinees
  • 230 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 58.8%

CST Exam Statistics

  • 10,695 examinees
  • 6,003 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 56.1%

CST WBT Statistics

  • 6,190 examinees
  • 3,645 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 58.8%

2010 Certifications

CSFA Exam Statistics

  • 228 examinees
  • 218 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 64.5%

CST Exam Statistics

  • 9,984 examinees
  • 5,608 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 56.2%

CST WBT Statistics

  • 5,469 examinees
  • 3,186 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 58%

2009 Certifications

CSFA Exam Statistics

  • 303 examinees
  • 192 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 63.4%

CST Exam Statistics

  • 7,908 examinees
  • 4,947 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 62.6%

CST WBT Statistics

  • 4,125examinees
  • 2,576 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 62.4%

2008 Certifications

CSFA Exam Statistics

  • 291 examinees
  • 162 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 56%

CST Exam Statistics

  • 6,709 examinees
  • 4,378 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 65%

CST WBT Statistics

  • 2,210 examinees
  • 1,430 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 65%

2007 Certifications

CSFA Exam Statistics

  • 305 examinees
  • 162 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 53%

CST Exam Statistics

  • 5,765 examinees
  • 3,806 passed
  • Ntl. pass rate: 66%