The FLS assessment component is a two-part, proctored exam that covers cognitive knowledge and manual skills.
The cognitive 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.
FLS is currently phasing in a new on line testing process to administer this component. If you’re test center is currently using the on line process please download the following instruction manuals:
Online Testing: Test Center User Guide * For test centers only*
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.