How to Become a Surgical Tech in Texas - TX
How to become a Surgical Technologist in Texas
- Submit a completed application to an accredited Texas surgical technologist training program and meet all enrollment requirements. In Texas, some training programs require applicants to pass a background check, pass a drug screen, provide proof of personal insurance, and obtain specific immunizations. All prospective students of Surgical Technologist training programs in Texas are required to take the Psychological Services Bureau (PBS) Health Occupations Aptitude Test. Consult your school of interests’ admission guidelines.
- If eligible, enroll in and successfully complete the Surgical Technologist training program to earn your degree. Generally, Surgical Technologist programs in Texas last 9 to 24 months.
- Once a degree is obtained, apply for and schedule a certification examination. Alternatively, an applicant in Texas can attain LCCST certification exam eligibility by meeting the following criteria: He or she must have undergone a two year training program at a hospital, have accumulated 7+ years of Surgical Technologist related work experience, or completed a training program from a CAAHEP accredited school.
- After passing the certification exam, the title of Certified Surgical Technologist is granted.