We must have proof of graduation (one of the following: official notarized letter from the program director stating each student’s name, date of graduation and type of degree awarded, certificate of graduation or transcripts) in the NBSTSA office no later than 60 days after the test date. These items may be mailed, e-mailed to email@example.com (as long as it is not a type of document that may be altered) or faxed to the NBSTSA. Students may submit graduation proof individually or the Program Director may provide proof for the entire class. Pass/fail information will not be released to you or your students until we receive appropriate graduation verification. Please note, graduate information not provided within the 60 day period will result in invalidation of candidate examination results and forfeiture of all examination fees. If a candidate’s results are invalidated, he/she will have to reapply, repay and retest to become certified.
If a Program Director provides proof of graduation, NBSTSA will e-mail them the pass/fail results for the class within about 3 business days of receipt. It is up to the Program Director if they want to release the information to the students. From receipt of graduation verification, NBSTSA will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to get results processed, printed and in the mail to the students’ homes. This timetable may vary due to staffing, office closures and the volume of test results to be processed and mailed. The online verification system is only helpful for finding out results if the individual has passed and the results have been processed in the database. Processed failed results and unprocessed results appear the same.
PSI School Portal Reports
The "School Portal" is available through PSI to provide educators at NBSTSA-recognized surgical technology and surgical first assisting programs reports on student testing performance on the CST and/or the CSFA examinations. These reports provide individual candidate performance in all sections of the Examination Content Area Outline. These reports can be used to provide outcomes assessment data related to programmatic accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Accreditation Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Educational institutions can set up access to the School Portal by contacting Portal Support (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive your confidential login ID and password.