The Surgical Technologist program is Accredited by ABHES

AIMS Education is proud to announce that our Surgical Technologist program is now programmatically accredited by the Accreditating Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES is an institutional and programmatic accrediting body that is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education. Earning ABHES accreditation demonstrates the high standards and quality of education that students can expect from our Surgical Technologist program.

It is also important to note that students who graduate from an ABHES accredited Surgical Technologist program are eligible to take the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam offered by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Those who pass the aforementioned exam will earn the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) credential, which is nationally recognized in the field of surgical technology.

About ABHES:

ABHES is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education for the accreditation of private, postsecondary institutions in the United States offering predominantly allied health education programs and the programmatic accreditation of medical assistant, medical laboratory technician and surgical technology programs leading to a certificate, diploma, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Occupational Science, Academic Associate degree, Baccalaureate degree, or Master's degree, including those offered via distance education.

ABHES is an independent non-profit agency unrelated to any trade or membership organization. To learn more about ABHES, please visit