FLS Test Appointments are now available for SAGES 2022!

Testing will take place Wednesday, March 16 – Friday, March 18 during the 2022 SAGES Annual Meeting in Denver, CO For more information, to purchase test vouchers or schedule test appointments please click on the link below: https://www.flsprogram.org/testing-information/sages-annual-meeting-2022/

NEW FLS Testing Solutions are Now Available from SAGES!

The current pandemic situation has resulted in a lack of testing availability at our current FLS Test Centers. While we continue to work with our existing test centers to open as many testing slots as possible to both internal and external test takers, we know getting back to pre-COVID availability will take some time. To […]


To all FLS, FES and FUSE Test Center Champions and Proctors, Starting June 1st, SAGES will allow all test centers to resume fundamentals testing. Test centers that are ready to offer testing must be able to accommodate both internal and external test candidates. Test centers will be allowed to remain closed beyond June 1st at […]


Updated April 29, 2020:  SAGES has made the decision to extend FLS, FES, and FUSE Test Center closures through May 31st, 2020. All exams scheduled during this time have been cancelled. Some test centers have already chosen to remain closed beyond May 31st. A list of those centers can be found at FLS/FES/FUSE Test Center Closings Rescheduling Test takers are […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: FLS, FES and FUSE Test Takers

SAGES has made the decision to temporarily close all FLS, FES and FUSE test centers amid growing concerns over COVID-19. This decision was made after thoughtful discussion with the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). The closure will be effective starting Friday, March 27 and continue through Thursday, […]

New FLS International Test Centers!

Congratulations to the following International locations on becoming official FLS Test Centers! American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon Johnson & Johnson Institution Beijin, Chayoang District, China College of Physicians & Surgeons – Pakistan, Karachi-Lahore-Islamabad, Sindh-Punjab-Federal Capital, Pakistan For a complete list and map of our FLS Test Centers and step-by-step instructions on how to […]

FLS Trainer Box Announcement

Recently, VTI Medical sent out an email blast announcing a repair service for laparoscopic trainer boxes. Although the images in this email may look familiar to those of you who have been involved with FLS,  SAGES is no longer associated with VTI Medical for FLS testing. Therefore, if you have an older trainer box in […]

SAGES-ACS Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery™ (FLS) announces new supplier for the FLS Trainer Box and Accessories

SAGES-ACS Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery™ (FLS) announces new supplier for the FLS Trainer Box and Accessories. The committee overseeing the FLS Program, a joint educational program of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and The American College of Surgeons (ACS) will be granting exclusive rights for the manufacture and sale of the […]

FLS Opens International Test Centers, Issues 10,000th Certification

The SAGES/ACS Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Program is celebrating two major milestones in 2015 with the opening of International FLS Test Centers in France and Saudi Arabia and having issued a landmark 10,000 FLS certifications. These remarkable achievements follow on the heels of the FLS program’s 10-year anniversary last October. Expanding FLS training and certification […]

New Pricing for Residency Programs

New Pricing for Residency programs in the US and Canada! Please note US Residents must provide ACGME or AOA Program Accreditation Code when submitting an order form. Please click here for more information. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our department, (310) 437-0544 ext. 137