SGNA Associates Program

The SGNA Associates Program was developed in response to expressed interest and need from the SGNA membership for skills validation. The purpose of the Associates Program is to learn the basics of working in the GI/endoscopy lab. The participants of this online program, consisting of eight modules, carefully study the program material and then take an exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, the participant is awarded a Certificate of Completion and a pin. The successful participant is also awarded the privilege of being recognized as a GI Technical Specialist (GTS).

Gain the foundation of knowledge of the GI/endoscopy specialty and work setting.

Technicians and Associates are able to earn recognition as a GTS, GI Technical Specialist by successfully completing the SGNA Associates Program. 

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This program offers 7.0 contact hours from CBSPD and consists of eight online education modules covering the following topics:

Module 1: Anatomy & Physiology
Module 2: Equipment
Module 3: Reprocessing/Infection Control
Module 4: Patient Care
Module 5: Risk Management
Module 6: Roles & Responsibilities
Module 7: Safety
Module 8: Emergency Preparedness

Module Learning Outcomes

Modules contain slides, diagrams, and each module has a post-test that has to be completed for the participant to receive their certificate of completion. Upon completing the post tests of the eight modules, an Official Recognition of Completion certificate will be available for download and a GTS lapel pin will be awarded to the associate through SGNA. Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive the lapel pin.

Member price: $90.00
Nonmember price: $180.00

*Group discounts are available. For more information contact SGNA

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