Testing Information

The FLS assessment component is a two-part, proctored exam that covers cognitive knowledge and manual skills.

The written component is a timed multiple-choice exam administered via computer.  It is designed to test the understanding and application of the basic fundamentals of laparoscopy with emphasis on clinical judgment or intraoperative decision-making.

Please download the following instruction manuals to access the online testing process:

Test Center User Guide * For test centers only*

Test Taker Registration Guide

The manual skills component evaluates skills based on efficiency (speed) and precision (accuracy) of the surgeon’s maneuvers using the FLS Laparoscopic Trainer Box.  The test consists of five non-procedure specific simulation exercises incorporating most of the psychomotor skills necessary for basic laparoscopic surgery.  Please click here for more information on how to purchase.