• Go from Surgical Tech to First Assistant in as little as 6 MONTHS

  • Go from Surgical Tech to First Assistant in as little as 6 MONTHS

  • Go from Surgical Tech to First Assistant in as little as 6 MONTHS

  • Go from Surgical Tech to First Assistant in as little as 6 MONTHS

  • Go from Surgical Tech to First Assistant in as little as 6 MONTHS

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Formally Trained Surgical Tech
On-the-job Trained Surgical Tech With 2 years Scrub experience
Nurse with 2 years of OR experience
Physician Assistant
Nurse Practitioner
Foreign Medical Graduate

Become A Surgical Assistant!

Want To Perform At Surgeon-Level When You First Assist in Surgery?

Then you’ve found the right place! The American College of Surgeons says the ideal Surgical Assistant is another surgeon. That is a high standard that ACE takes seriously. So the ACE Surgical Assistant Program sends you into surgery with the same skills a surgeon has. You also get the same knowledge set a surgeon brings to the table when first assisting.

If you’re a Surgical Technologist, OR Nurse, Mid-Level Practitioner, or MD and quitting work to go back to school is out of the question, you can still train and get certified to first assist in surgery with ACE Surgical Assisting!

  • A convenient online education for surgeon-level knowledge
  • 6 days of hands-on training for surgeon-level skills
  • A clinical experience at your hospital with your surgeons
  • Qualify for a national Surgical Assistant certification
  • The ACE 6 day Surgical SkillLab qualifies PAs, NPs, and MDs to get a surgery-specific certification. No need to take the full program!

If you want us to send you more information, just click the Request More Info button to the right and fill out and submit the brief form. Or call us now at 855-966-4111. We’d be happy to help.

Who Qualifies to Enroll?

Professionals from different surgical/medical backgrounds qualify to enroll in the ACE Surgical Assistant Program or the 6 Day Surgical SkillLab by itself. Click on your background below to get answers to your specific concerns.

What do students love about the ACE PROGRAM?

  • Convenience

  • Expertise

  • Results

When you choose our program, you will receive exceptional hands-on training and clinical experience. You will work directly with surgeons you know at your local hospital. Finally, students are enabled to retake the lab as many times as necessary for up to two years for free. Whether you are a Surgical Tech, OR Nurse, SA, RNFA, PA, NP, or MD – we would be happy to meet with you and help you achieve your goals.

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Over 300 Hospital Affiliations Nationwide!

Students complete clinical in the hospital where they work.

What Happy Students Are Saying...

  • I feel that this program is the best. Would highly recommend because it’s fun and you’re learning at the same time.


  • ACE provides a good foundation for going out in the field to assist. I was very happy with the attention from the instructor. The hands-on experience is priceless.


  • I feel more confident and prepared to assist in the OR. ACE is the place where you can learn to be a good Surgical Assistant. And when you are done, you can come work for me!!


  • I am very happy with my participation with ACE. Because of the lab I feel I can better assist the surgeons, providing better patient care. I highly recommend the program. You’ll learn so much.