Key Access Institute, LLC (KAI) offers surgical-focused education to students from across the city and around the world. Explore KAI’s progressive seminars and programs – all designed to propel you to the next level in your career.
KAI is honored to have been named an “Approved ABSA Training Program" by the American Board of Surgical Assistants and a National Surgical Assistants Association (NSAA) “Approved NSAA Educational Program.”
Your future as a more knowledgeable and valuable surgical professional begins here.
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The purpose of Key Access Institute, LLC’s Continuing Education (CE) Seminars is to provide scientifically supported quality education to enhance the medical professional’s ability to care for patients. Seminars are completed either via online delivery or through onsite contact hours. All educational efforts are independent from outside commercial influence.
Key Access Institute, LLC has been named an "Approved ABSA Training Program" by the American Board of Surgical Assistants and a National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA) “Approved Educational Program.” Students who are members of these organizations will receive CEU/CME credits upon completion of a seminar (1 credit/hour). Students who are members of other CEU/CME granting organizations should contact those organizations prior to registering for a seminar to verify CEU/CME credit. Click here to learn more.
Registration for all CE Seminars takes place through the Calendar Page of our website. Read full descriptions of each seminar in our school catalog, or view by clicking on an event on our Calendar Page.
General Seminar Requirements
Most seminars are geared toward the following medical professionals: Surgical First Assistants (CSA, CSFA, RNFA, LSA), RNs, NPs, PAs, Surgical Technologists, Residents, and Medical Representatives.
Full admission requirements for seminars may be found in our school catalog or by clicking on an event on our Calendar Page.
Fees must be paid in-full one week before the start date of the seminar (applies to Onsite CE Seminars only). Fee payment is part of the online registration process (applies to all seminars). Supplies or tools, if necessary, will be included in the cost of the course.
Cancellation and Refund
If there are not enough participants registered one week before an Onsite CE Seminar date, the seminar will be cancelled or rescheduled. Registered participants have the option of receiving a full refund, or applying that registration fee to the next scheduled date for that seminar. Should a registered participant need to cancel earlier than seven days of the seminar, they will receive a full refund.
General Admissions Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent
Must be 18 years or older
Successful candidates must either be exempt from taking TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or have passed TOEFL within the last 24 months
Special Admissions Requirements for Completion of All Programs
Typing and basic computer skills
Internet browser understanding
Medical prerequisites as detailed in enrollment policies
Reading, writing, and communicating in English
For more detailed requirements by program, click the "Admissions Requirements" button to the right or click here.
Surgical First Assistant Prep Program
This intensive online and onsite 4-week program is intended for students interested in learning about the field of Surgical Assisting, or for students needing partial admission requirements to participate in the Surgical First Assistant Key Program.
Surgical First Assistant Key Program
Geared for medical professionals desiring to become Surgical First Assistants, our innovative, flagship program includes 12 months of online study, independent clinical case requirements throughout, and two weeks of onsite clinical curriculum led by industry leaders.
Fundamental Operating Room Clinical Education
This 12-month program thoroughly prepares the student for the role of Operating Room circulator. Students will be learn the appropriate OR skills in a classroom setting and in clinical rotations at several Houston-area facilities.
International Surgical Bootcamp Program
Developed to enhance the current depth of knowledge of groups of students at educational institutions from outside the U.S., this 8-week program can be customized to focus on specific medical specialties.