The NCCT office will be closed Saturday, May 27 & Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day Weekend.

The Lifelong Path


Log in or create an account to recertify with NCCT or to purchase and complete CE for state licensing requirements. Through the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program, NCCT is an approved CE provider for California CPT license renewals. Click here for more information about the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program

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Recertification with NCCT is easy. Simply log in to your Recertification/CE Dashboard to pay your recertification fee and complete the required CE. The payment of the fee grants access to the required amount of CE contact hours (CH); there are no additional fees for completing NCCT CE online or for submitting outside CE for recertification credit*

*Outside CE must be submitted to us online and is subject to audit. Please see the Outside CE Policy for more information


Recertification with NCCT is required annually. The requirements are:

  1. One certification - $77 and 14CH of CE annually
  2. Two or more certifications - $104.50 and 19CH of CE annually

(Once the annual requirements are fulfilled, please allow 2-3 business days for the account to be updated.)


NCCT’s Recertification Purpose
The NCCT Board of Testing requires the continuing professional development of its certificants to ensure that individuals who hold NCCT credentials maintain an ongoing commitment to learning, keep pace with developments in the field of healthcare, and strengthen their knowledge and skills. The mandatory recertification process provides certificants with the opportunity to demonstrate the reinforcement and expansion of their knowledge and skills, retain their knowledge of current practice, and assure the public that they have met current professional standards of qualifications and knowledge for practice required to maintain certification.

More information about NCCT’s recertification requirements is available in your CE Profile. Learn more about Recertification Information

NCCT announces partnership with Association of periOperative Registered Nurses


NCCT has partnered with AORN as a source of quality continuing education courses for surgical technologists. In accordance with its Outside CE Course Submission and Acceptance Policy for recertification, contact hours provided by AORN can be completed and submitted to NCCT for outside CE approval for recertification credit.

AORN’s mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professional development opportunities to perioperative nurses. AORN will collaborate with professional and regulatory organizations, industry leaders, and other health care partners who support the mission. Learn more about AORN.

NCCT Announces Partnership with Pfiedler Education

Pfiedler Education

NCCT announces its partnership with Pfiedler Education as a source of quality continuing education courses for surgical technologists. Pfiedler offers courses free of charge which can be completed and submitted to NCCT for outside CE approval for recertification credit.

Pfiedler Education’ mission is to provide continuing medical education to healthcare professionals. They believe the healthcare professional has a need for quality education with the potential to increase knowledge and when applied, to improve patient care. Pfiedler supports life-long learning and believes the ultimate aim of continuing education is to convey best ideas and techniques, knowing that change is constant and new knowledge governs the educational needs of healthcare professionals. Quality is the prevailing theme of their products and services.

For more information about Pfiedler Education, visit their website.