Surgery & Skills Training Programs

Develop and perfect your open, endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgical skills.

CESI can help you practice and refine your technique, learn new procedures, and get certified in a number of specialties.

Skills Training Programs

Airway Training
Basic management to advanced techniques learned using multiple devices

Vascular Access
IV, PICC, Central Line access, including ultrasound guidance 

ENT Training
Cochlear implant 

Basic Surgical Skills
Suturing, incision and drainage, knot tying, central line and chest tube insertion 

Basic Arrythmia
Identification and interpretation of heart rhythms, including cardiac arrest rhythms, bradycardias and tachycardias. 

GI, urology, ENT procedures

Certification Programs

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS)

FLS is a comprehensive education module designed to teach the physiology, fundamental knowledge, and technical skills required in basic laparoscopic surgery. The training is composed of a web-based learning module and hands-on skills practice, both of which are assessed at the conclusion of the program in the official FLS Test, conducted at CESI. CESI has 25 FLS trainers who can manage classes of up to 25 trainees at any one time.

The Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery (FRS)

FRS is a comprehensive robotic surgical skills education and training module designed to prepare surgeons with the critical technical skills and tasks necessary to efficiently and safely perform robotic-assisted surgery. Students use an actual OR surgeon console in a virtual reality environment to complete a variety of exercises and scenarios. Every exercise measures user performance, providing detailed scoring and feedback at the case's conclusion.

The Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES)

FES prepares surgeons with the educational foundation needed to perform gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopic surgery. Along with basic technical skills, the comprehensive curriculum covers cognitive skills and sound clinical judgment required for patient safety and quality medical outcomes.


We are an accredited education provider for a number of industry organizations, including:

American College of Surgeons (ACS) Comprehensive

  • Level 1 Educational Institute (ACS-CEI)

The Society of American Gastrointestinal
and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

  • Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) Certified Testing Center
  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Certified Testing Center 

Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery (FRS)
Curriculum Beta-testing Site

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