TMB – Texas Medical Board

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Surgical Assistants

In Texas, certification with the TMB (Texas Medical Board) can take you a long way towards employment at ASP. Other needs are:

  • Associates Degree from a two or four-year institution or greater
  • Graduation from a CAAHEP accredited Surgical Assisting educational program, Registered Nurse First Assisting Program, Surgical Physician Assistant program or a full medical school (and recipient of a physician’s degree)
  • Board Certified by the National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA), National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or the American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA)
  • In Texas, licensing by the Texas Medical Board as an LSA is preferred

If you have any questions about this program, you may reach out to TMB for more information at If you already hold this certification, and would like to speak with a representative of American Surgical Professionals about current career opportunities, feel free to reach out to us at