Surgical First Assistant


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What you need to know


​Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has issued Executive Order 22-05

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has issued Executive Order 22-05, to expire on December 31, 2022. Executive Order 22-02, which is currently scheduled to expire on September 30, 2022, shall remain in effect through December 31, 2022 and the identical statutory waivers and conditions contained within Executive Orders 21-12 and 21-15 that were extended by Executive Order 22-02 shall remain in effect through December 31, 2022,​ except that Medication Aide renewals will no longer be deferred after March 31, 2022.​ You can view the Executive Order here​.​ See all Governor's Executive Orders here​.​​

Surgical First Assistants assist the primary surgeon during surgical procedures by helping to provide a safe surgical environment.

Applications, Requirements & Fees


Submit a complete application, required documentation, and payment (payable to DHHS Licensure Unit) of the application fee to the Department. Please use the address below.

Fee information


Office of Medical & Specialized Health
Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Public Health/Licensure Unit
Phone Number
(402) 471-2118
Fax Number
(402) 742-8355
Mailing & Physical Addresses

DHHS Licensure Unit

Attn: Surgical First Assistants

PO Box 94986

Lincoln NE 68509-4986


Nebraska State Office Building

301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 1st Floor

Lincoln NE 68508

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.