Sfa Online

Sfa Online

Phase I includes 13 modules of online course work. All testing, quizzing, and grading is online, as is the majority of the curriculum.

Program Information

Program Info

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Meridian Institute Of Surgical Assisting

THECMeridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is authorized for operation as postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting, please visit Tennessee Higher Education Commission and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

CAAHEP Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is excited to announce our SFA Online Program — the largest online Surgical First Assistant program in the United States — is now accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP). This accreditation was made upon the recommendation of the Subcommittee on Accreditation for Surgical Assistants (SASA).


Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code. This does not preclude any student from Texas from enrolling in our program and being eligible for the national certification exam.