Associates and Technicians Programs

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Are you looking to…

Enhance your level of professionalism? Receive validation of your skills and knowledge? Integrate yourself as a valuable team member in the GI/endoscopy setting?

Let SGNA help advance your career.

The SGNA Associates and Advanced Associates Programs help associates and technicians substantiate their skillset and knowledge in the GI/endoscopy setting. After successfully completing the Associates and Advanced Associates Programs, learners are recognized as either a GI Technical Specialist (GTS) or an Advanced GI Technical Specialist (AGTS).

Which program is right for me?


SGNA Associates Program



SGNA Advanced Associates Program


  • Challenge your critical thinking skills by applying the learned concepts from the modules to the case studies
  • Validate the skills in your clinical setting in the form of a checklist through the Skills Validation Checklist, which you can place in your personnel file
  • Foster an interactive educational learning environment with the rest of your unit

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View system requirements. All programs will expire 180 days from the date of purchase at which time you can renew your program for a $20 processing fee. Upon completing the program, a certificate will be available for you to download and keep for your records. During the 180 days you can access the program as many times as necessary.