ASC Administrator Development Program: Mentee Information

Spring Virtual Class (March 2024–February 2025)

Application Period: January 15–31, 2024

Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2024

Applications are no longer being accepted for the spring 2024-2025 virtual class.

Applications must be completed and submitted with a resume/CV and one letter of recommendation from an individual with whom the applicant has interacted while engaged in service to the ASC community.

Applications submitted without a resume/CV and letter of recommendation or outside the application period above will not be considered for the spring 2024-2025 virtual class.

Applicants will be notified by February 15, 2024, if they have been accepted into the program. A maximum of 30 applicants will be accepted into this class.

Mentee Qualifications

To qualify for participation in the program, applicants should either:

  • have two years or less experience as an ASC administrator, or
  • currently work in an ASC and be interested in becoming an ASC administrator.

Please note: The program is intended for new or prospective administrators; it is not designed to be prep for the CASC exam.

Program Expectations

All mentees must agree to the following:

  • Attend the Virtual Meet and Greet in March
  • Watch monthly recorded content to complete the corresponding assignment(s)
  • Attend quarterly calls with fellow mentees
  • Commit to an average of 2–3 hours each month, including:
    • 60- to 75-minute check-ins via conference call with the assigned mentor to review the current month’s assignment and discuss the next month’s assignment. (It is recommended for this discussion to be via video, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc. Other as-needed calls can be done either by video or phone.)
    • Complete all assignments in the program as outlined in the next section.

Mentees must commit to completing at least 80% of the assigned work (calls and assignments) in order to successfully complete the program.


Mentees will be expected to complete 11 assignments throughout the program year. Mentees will watch recorded content each month, then complete an assignment based on that content. The assignments will be provided to each mentor so that all mentees have the same assignments. Watching the recorded content plus completing the monthly assignment should take approximately 1–2 hours to complete.



March 2024

Virtual Meet and Greet

April 2024

Federal Regulations for ASCs

May 2024

Governance in the ASC

June 2024

Day-to-Day Duties of an Administrator

July 2024

Quality Program and Quality Improvement Studies

August 2024

Managing a Successful Credentialing Program

September 2024

Finance 101

October 2024

Understanding Materials Management

November 2024

What to Expect from a State, CMS or Accreditation Survey

January 2025

Human Resources: Back to the Basics

February 2025

Understanding Sterilization and High-Level Disinfection Processes: Before, During and After

Mentee Benefits

Educational Programs

  • Option to attend the ASCA 2024 Conference & Expo (mentees receive a 50% discount on registration)


A complimentary digital copy of the following publications:

  • Finance & Accounting for ASCs
  • Benchmarking Basics for ASCs
  • HIPAA Workbook for ASCs

Additional Benefits

  • Consistent mentor-mentee communication to share feedback regarding the program
    • Monthly check-ins via conference call with matched mentor to discuss assignments
    • Additional conference calls and emails as needed when issues or questions arise (calls are not to exceed three per month for a combined total of 30 minutes)
    • Private community on ASCA Connect for all mentors and mentees to share information and collaborate
  • Recognition of each mentee at ASCA’s annual conference and on ASCA’s website along with a certificate upon completion of the program

Program Price

If your application is approved, you can participate in the program for the price of $995 (ASCA members) or $1,195 (nonmembers).


All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Gina Throneberry at Through February 29, 2024, refunds will be given minus a $50 administrative fee and $125 for the costs of the publications. No refunds will be given after February 29, 2024.

Terms & Conditions

This program was designed by ASCA in furtherance of its nonprofit and tax-exempt mission as an educational and management tool that provides introductory information about applying basic, well-accepted management concepts to ASCs. It is not intended to be a comprehensive resource and, therefore, should not be used as the sole source of information in developing a management system for an ASC. No representations or warranties are made concerning the application of the advice and opinions presented. The information should not be considered to be and does not constitute legal advice or opinion. Specific factual situations should be discussed with legal counsel. Further, ASCA does not endorse or recommend any specific presenter, promoter, company or center, or any views mentioned at any conference, meeting, conversations or in the materials. Under no circumstances will ASCA (or its directors, officers, employees or agents) be liable for the accuracy, quality or reliability of any of the presentations or information, or any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of presenters, including but not limited to intellectual property infringement, or any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising from any presentations or materials.