There is no provisional phase for flexible sigmoidoscopy. Trainees who are awarded certification in provisional colonoscopy will be given a waiver for flexible sigmoidoscopy certification. No fee is charged for this. Applicants who are certified in provisional colonoscopy certification do not need to complete flexible sigmoidoscopy certification separately.
Even after achieving full certification, JAG recommends that all endoscopists should continue to seek further training on dedicated training lists as part of their ongoing personal development.
Certification application criteria
The certification criteria are shown in the table below. The previous three months of data as recorded on the JETS e-portfolio will be used to calculate the procedural data.
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 trainees training lead and then, if approved locally, to the JETS national assessors.