Continuing Education Requirements

  • Must to be a member in good standing with the Academy of Surgical Research by submitting membership dues yearly.
  • A minimum of 15 CEUs per 24-month period is required to maintain a single certification. There is a limit of 8 CEUs for in house training. You need to have CEUs from other sources.
  • If an individual wishes to maintain dual certification (SRA along with either SRT or SRS), then 15 CEUs must be submitted yearly with each certificate being renewed on alternate years. The CEUs must be earned in the year immediately preceding the renewal to assure that separate CEUs are being earned for each certificate.
  • Document all activities that apply on the CEU Form and return the completed CEU Form by December 31st of the second year of your 2 year renewal cycle. Include supporting documentation (see below).
  • All certificates will be issued after December 31st but prior to January 31st of the following year if all requirements are met.
  • The subject matter must be relevant to surgical research (anatomy, physiology, analgesia, anesthesia, surgical techniques, radiology/imaging, minimal invasive techniques, emergency techniques, regulations); no credit shall be earned for business or management seminars. The acceptable categories are identified below.
Activity CEUs Earned
Lectures at ASR Meetings 1.5 CEUs per hour of attendance
Lectures (Other than at ASR Meetings) 1 CEU per hour of attending surgical related lectures/presentations
On-line courses RACE approved credits, or 1 CEU per 2hrs
Lab 2 CEUs per hour of participation
Speaker/Presenter 4 CEUs per hour of presentation
Lab Instructor 3 CEUs per hour of participation
First author of published paper / poster 5 CEUs per published paper / poster
Other than first author 3 CEUs/per published paper / poster
First author of published paper in Journal of Investigative Surgery 10 CEUs per published paper
Other than first author in JIS 6 CEUs per published paper
Review of surgery related article 1 CEU per article
Active participation (in house training) 4 CEUs per procedure
Surgery related article for ASR Surgical Savvy 2 CEUs per article


  1. Certificate of attendance or completion
  2. List of presentations or online courses attended signed by your supervisor or manager
  3. Copy of presentation, course outline, paper, poster, or article.
  4. Summary of article reviewed.
  5. For active participation procedure, please submit a narrative of the procedure learned, number of procedures done and signed statement from the trainer verifying your competency to perform the procedure.

Click here to download our CEU Request Form. The form itself will provide you with instructions on how to submit.

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