Institutions wishing to become FLS Test Centers must first complete an FLS Test Center application and submit the application, along with the application fee to the SAGES FLS Program office. The FLS Test Center application is available, along with the FLS Test Center Standards and Criteria and fee schedule via the links below. Please carefully read all of the FLS Test Center Standards and Criteria prior to completing an application. If your institution is unable to meet or comply with any of the stated standards and criteria, we do NOT recommend submitting an application. The application fee is non-refundable regardless of application status.
Applications are reviewed by select members of the FLS committee and the FLS directors semi-annually. Submission of an application and/or meeting all Standards and Criteria does NOT guarantee Test Center Status. Test Center status is contingent on the successful completion of the FLS Test Center Site Visit and proctor training. The SAGES staff will verify that the test center applicant meets all of the aforementioned criteria during the site visit.
Please note: Test Centers must meet strict testing volume and location requirements. Applications from institutions located within 60 miles of an existing FLS Test Center will NOT be considered unless the aforementioned Test Center is administering more than 20 exams per year. Please see the Test Center map below to check if your institution is within 60 miles of an existing FLS Test Center. Please contact the FLS office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inquire about the volume of existing Test Centers in your area prior to applying.
An invoice for the Test Center Site Visit (includes proctor training) will accompany all approval notices. Payment must be made within 60 days of invoice receipt. Please note, it may take several months to schedule and conduct the FLS Test Center Site Visit depending on FLS staff and applicant 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.
Applications submitted September 1-February 28 will be reviewed in the spring. Applications submitted March 1-August 31 will be reviewed in the fall. Notices regarding application approval, denial, or pending status will be sent out within four weeks of the application review date. Approval notices will include information regarding scheduling an FLS Test Center Site Visit.
We thank you for your interest in the FLS program and becoming an FLS Test Center.