FES Exam at your Institution

SAGES and 3D Systems|Simbionix are temporarily allowing institutions that have the GI Bronch or GI Express but are not a test center to rent the FES exam modules in order to administer the exam at their institution for a fee of $1,500 per week. If your site does NOT already have one of the required simulators to take the FES exam, you can rent the GI Express and FES exam modules for a fee of $7,000 per week.

Institutional Responsibilities

You will be required to have the following:

  • An internet connection
  • A temporary proctor candidate.
    • This person will need to complete some online training modules as well as attend a one-hour webinar. Training is to be done 7-10 days prior to the testing week.
    • Must be someone who works in the skills lab and/or has experience with the GI Mentor.
    • Will need to monitor each test taker for the entire exam (skills and written portions). This will take approximately 2-1/2 to 3 hours per test taker.
    • Will need to coordinate with SAGES regarding scheduling and registering of test takers.
  • Two computer stations for administering the written portion of the exam.
  • Dedicated times for testing where the room(s) housing the simulator and computers are; should not be used by anyone else during the exam.
  • All test takers will need to have purchased a valid testing voucher from SAGES prior to the exam date.
  • Someone from the institution’s IT department must be on call to help if there are technical difficulties. 

If you are interested in this option, please contact your 3D Systems sales representative or Chad Osinski at [email protected]. Once they confirm that your site can meet the technical requirements  they will supply you with a link to the FES Exam Date Request Form, which must be submitted at least six (6) weeks prior to the testing week you are requesting. SAGES staff will then work directly with you to schedule the testing and Temporary Proctor training.