Note – even after achieving certification, JAG recommends that all endoscopists should continue to
seek further training on dedicated training lists as part of their ongoing personal development.
Criteria for certification
The certification criteria are shown in the tables below. The previous three months of data that are
recorded on the JETS e-portfolio will be used to calculate the procedural data.
JETS will generate a reflection tool following every 50 procedures that are performed. An action to
complete will appear on the user’s dashboard when a reflection tool has been generated. For
further information about reflection tools, refer to the separate reflection tool guidance on the JAG
Once a trainee has met the criteria above, they are required to complete 4 summative DOPS forms.
The summative DOPS must be completed within 1 month. The applicant must score ‘competent for
independent practice’ for all 4 summative DOPS.
Once completed, the portfolio needs to be reviewed and signed off by the trainee’s training lead.
Once approved locally, it will need to be approved by the JETS national assessors.
The summative assessment process is supported by the JETS e-Portfolio. The ‘certification’ tab on the
trainee’s dashboard will open a summary screen that displays the trainee’s status.
Submit 4 summative DOPS
The arrangements for a summative assessment are:
• Minimum of two different assessors
• Minimum of two cases
• Minimum of four DOPS (observations and judgments)
• No assessor is the primary endoscopic trainer
• Within a month
So this could result in the four DOPS being completed as:
• 2 x 2 process simultaneously = 2 assessors over 2 cases
• 2 x 2 process sequentially = 2 assessors over 4 cases
• 2 x 1 x 1 process = 3 assessors over 4 cases
• 1 x 1 x1 x 1 process = 4 assessors over 4 cases
or a variation on the above.
Sign off by local training lead
The Trust’s Training Lead will review the trainee’s e-Portfolio. If approved it will then be sent via JETS
to the JAG office.
Pay certification fee to JAG
The current certification fee is £70 per modality.
Your e-portfolio will be updated to show you when payment has been received. We estimate it will
take two weeks from receipt of payment to a certificate being issued. A PDF version of the certificate
will be emailed to you so please ensure your email is kept up to date.
Portfolio is assessed by assessor
The JAG office will send your portfolio to the appropriate regional lead to judge whether or not the
criteria have been fulfilled. If they approve your application a certificate will be issued
If they reject your application, the trainee will be informed. The assessor will provide a reason as to
why the portfolio has not been approved.
If they request further info, you will receive an email asking you to provide further info. Most likely
this will be an additional procedure or DOPS via JETS. Contact email@example.com if you would like to
submit further evidence.
Lifetime procedure count
These numbers are not to be used as a barrier to application for JAG Certification. The numbers
outlined above are to be used as a guide to trainees, trainers and the JAG Office as the approximate
numbers of procedures that most trainees will have achieved by the time they apply for JAG
Certification, and at which stage the trainee should have gained sufficient experience to be able to
independently make appropriate decisions about patient care and follow up after endoscopy. It is
recognised that individual trainees, through many different factors, learn practical skills at different
rates. It is therefore the eligibility criteria as stated above, not numbers of procedures, that define
when a trainee is ready or not for application