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 What is the STAR Certificate Program?

The ASGE Skills Training Assessment Reinforcement (STAR) Certificate Program is an assessment-based curriculum that prepares endoscopists to overcome challenges, gain confidence and demonstrate their "readiness" to perform advanced techniques to medical colleagues. 

  • Expand your endoscopic skills to meet the need in your practice
  • Acquire the knowledge and skill you need to confidently perform advanced techniques
  • Receive a transcript detailing the completed curriculum, earned CME and assessment of performance
  • Offer better patient care  

 How does the STAR Certificate program work?

The curriculum for each program includes three components that must be completed sequentially: an online curriculum, a live course with hands-on training, and a post-course skills assessment and post-test. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a “Certificate of Completion” identifying the specific skills assessed, as well as a detailed transcript of the completed curriculum.

1. Online Curriculum

Prior to the skills-training component, enrollees will be required to complete several online components, including:

Baseline pre-test
Instructional videos
Interval assessment
This test will provide the enrollee an initial assessment of their knowledge.
Participants will read and review guidelines, technology reviews and key articles.
Participants will view instructional videos from the ASGE Endoscopic Learning Library (ELL).
Enrollees will re-take the pre-test following the online instructional components.

2. Live Course and Assessment

Each program is designed to specifically teach standardized knowledge and motor skills in the specific procedure. Enrollees will participate in a half-day of detailed case-based video sessions and a half-day of intensive, standardized, hands-on training preparing enrollees for the skills assessment (3 participants per station). On the second day, participants will complete a one-on-one skills assessment as well as a post-test, and will be provided feedback from their performance at the completion of the course.

3. Course Follow-Up

  • All enrollees will be provided a transcript detailing the completed curriculum, earned CME and assessment of performance in their specific learned skills.
  • Participants who pass the assessment component will receive a Certificate of Completion in the specific learned skill.
  • Participants who do not pass the written exam or the skills assessment will be provided with information on the
    specific areas in which they did not succeed and options for further training and/or retesting.


2016 STAR Certificate Programs offered

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EMR - Lower GI



Online program

November 2015 – February 2016

Live course/assessment February 27-28, 2016
  More information
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Barrett's Endotherapy



Online program 
May – August 2016
Live course/assessment 
September 10-11, 2016
  More information

EMR - Upper GI



Online program May – October 2016 
Live course/assessment November 12-13, 2016
  More information

Special Frequency Discounts

Past participants of an ASGE STAR Certificate Program may register for one or more of ASGE's 2016 STAR Certificate Programs and receive a 15% discount off of your registration fee. ASGE will email the discount code to all past participants. Contact the ASGE Customer Care Team at (630) 573-0600 if you have any questions.

New to ASGE STAR Certificate Programs? Register for two or more of ASGE's 2016 STAR certificate programs and take 15% off of your registration fee. Use Discount Code 15STARBUNDLE when registering.

Limited Space – Register early!

To allow more direct interaction with faculty and to maximize the quality of your experience, registration is limited to the first 40 physician registrants. Once the course reaches capacity, no further registrations can be accepted.

Bring a Member of Your Team!

ASGE recognizes that communication and coordination with your team is an important component of successful assimilation of EMR into your practice. As an added bonus, participants will be allowed to bring either one nurse or one technician to train with them at no additional cost.


All ASGE Star Certificate Programs are held at the ASGE Institute for Training and Technology in Downers Grove, Illinois.