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How to Select a SESAP® 16 Package

First decide whether CME credit is needed; then decide on a format of Web, print, or both. All CME credit for SESAP 16 must be claimed by October 31, 2019. Web access to SESAP 16 will be discontinued on December 31, 2019, when the program retires.

Do You Need CME Credit?

Do you need CME credit (with or without self-assessment) before October 31, 2019? If you do, be sure to select a CME package. Participants enrolled for CME credit will complete a process of self-assessment and review, followed by a CME test to show mastery of the content. To obtain CME credits, 80% of the questions must be answered correctly. Additional review is offered until a score of 80% is achieved.

After categories are completed successfully, results are submitted to the ACS via the Internet. The CME credit can be claimed as each of the 14 categories is completed or all at once at the end of the program. The program can be reused for study purposes after submitting CME credit.

To earn CME credit, the CME Web or the CME Web with Supplemental Print package must be purchased and the program completed online. If you purchase the supplemental print, the two-volume syllabus will be forwarded after successful completion of the CME requirements online. The print version cannot be used to earn CME credit.

NonCME Packages

If CME credit is not needed, select the NonCME Web, the NonCME Web with Print version, or the NonCME Print only version. The NonCME Web versions allow users to move between categories, without completing any one section. The NonCME Web versions will record answers for future reference, but do not provide scores. The NonCME Print options include the two-volume syllabus, self-assessment book, and self-scoring booklet.

SESAP 16 Packages


Associate Fellows

Resident Nonmembers*

RAS-ACS Members

Affiliate DO/MD


CME Products








CME Web with Supplemental Print (print copies of the syllabus will be forwarded on completion of all CME requirements)







NonCME Products

NonCME Web







NonCME Print (includes the syllabus, self-assessment book, and self-scoring booklet)







NonCME Web with Print (includes the syllabus, self-assessment book, and self-scoring booklet)







SESAP 16 is designed and licensed for individual use only. Institutions may not purchase a shared copy of SESAP 16 and multiple subscribers may not use the same account.

*Nonmember Residents in a surgical residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education cannot order online. A letter of verification from the program director or administrator must be submitted, and the order must be placed by phone, fax, or mail.

Residents who use the CME version of SESAP 16 are not eligible to earn CME credit and will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

How to Order


To place an order on-line through a secured server, visit the ACS e-store. A credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express) must be used to order online. Order online today.

NOTE: Your credit card will not be charged for your SESAP 16 NonCME Web with Print package until the print package ships—approximately 24 to 72 hours. Once your print package ships, you will receive an e-mail with your username and password to access the Web version.


You may order by phone by calling 800-251-3775 or 312-202-5474. When ordering by phone, be prepared to give your cardholder name, credit card account number and expiration date, and a mailing address.

Fax or Mail

Print a copy of the order form, complete it, and submit it by fax or mail. Download the SESAP Order Form.

Fax: 312-202-5001

Mailing address:

Division of Education
American College of Surgeons
633 North Saint Clair Street, 24th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611 USA

For information on ordering by mail or paying by check, please e-mail