The FLS program has grown exponentially since its inception in 2004. To accommodate the increased demand for FLS testing and FLS Test Centers, SAGES is now accepting FLS Test Center applications from qualifying programs outside the U.S. and Canada. All applicants MUST review and agree to the FLS International Test Center Standards and Criteria prior to submitting an application. The FLS International Test Center Standards and Criteria help ensure a standardized testing environment and consistent exam administrative procedures.
The FLS International Test Center Standards and Criteria are available at the link below, along with the FLS International Test Center Application and fee schedule. Please review the criteria and fee schedule carefully before submitting a new application. We do not recommend submitting an application if your program is unable to meet or comply with any of the stated standards or criteria. Payment of the application fee must accompany all submitted applications. Please refer to the fee schedule and application for more information.
We thank you for your interest in becoming an FLS Test Center.
FLS Test Center Application Process
Submission of an application and/or meeting all Standards and Criteria does NOT guarantee Test Center Status. The SAGES staff will verify that the test center applicant meets all of the aforementioned criteria during the site visit. Applications are reviewed by select members of the FLS committee and the FLS directors on a quarterly basis. Notices regarding application approval, denial, or pending status will be sent out within 4 weeks following review. Approval notices will include information regarding scheduling an FLS Test Center Site Visit.
Test Center status is contingent on the successful completion of the site visit and proctor training. An invoice for the site visit will accompany all approval notices. Payment must be made within 60 days of invoice receipt. Please note, it may take up to 8-10 months to schedule and conduct the FLS Test Center Site Visit dependent on availability. Applicants will be notified of their status within 4 weeks of the completion of the site visit. No applicant will be considered an approved FLS Test Center until the final notice is received after the site visit has been conducted.