ASC Administrator Development Program: Mentee Information

Virtual Class (October 2023–September 2024)

Application Period: July 17–August 31, 2023

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 virtual class.

Applicants will be notified by September 15, 2023, if they have been accepted into the program. A maximum of 30 applicants will be accepted into the 2023 virtual 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 October
  • 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.

There will be four optional 30-minute webinars available to watch on demand:

  • Secrets of an Effective Leader: Things No One May Have Told You (Yet)
  • From Administrator to Advocate: The Crucial Role of ASC Administrators in State Advocacy
  • The Administrator's Role in Business Office Oversight
  • Key Considerations for New ASC Leaders to Reduce IT Challenges

Mentees must commit to completing at least 80% of the assigned work (calls, webinars 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.



October 2023

Virtual Meet and Greet

November 2023

Federal Regulations for ASCs

January 2024

Governance in the ASC

February 2024

Day-to-Day Duties of an Administrator

March 2024

Quality Program and Quality Improvement Studies

April 2024

Managing a Successful Credentialing Program

May 2024

Finance 101

June 2024

Understanding Materials Management

July 2024

What to Expect from a State, CMS or Accreditation Survey

August 2024

Human Resources: Back to the Basics

September 2024

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)*
  • Four optional 30-minute on-demand webinars

*Mentees may also attend pre-conference workshops; pre-conference workshops require separate registration fees and are not discounted.


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 via the online registration cancellation form. Through September 30, 2023, refunds will be given minus a $50 administrative fee and $125 for the costs of the publications. No refunds will be given after September 30, 2023.

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.