Benefits & Exam Eligibility

FLS Benefits

  • Helps to address case-mix inequalities in a residency program
  • Permits learning minimally invasive techniques in a safe environment without putting patients at risk
  • Refreshes techniques for laparoscopic surgeons returning to practice after an extended absence

Exam Eligibility

FLS candidates are

  • Junior and senior surgical residents and fellows enrolled in an accredited program of surgical education
  • Board eligible/certified practicing surgeons
  • Residents and fellows in an accredited program of gynecology, urology, surgical oncology or other program that teaches laparoscopic procedures
  • Board eligible/certified practicing gynecologists, urologists and other physicians who perform laparoscopic procedures.

After completion of the self-instructional web-based program, eligible test candidates may schedule the FLS Exam.