Training Information

Training Offering Overview

Training Name: CBTs (Formerly ASPEN and The Long Term Care Survey Process) (A_LTCSP)

Activity Code: 0CMSALTCSP_CBT

Training Description: This A_LTCSP training intends to introduce surveyors to the Long Term Care (LTC) survey process (SP) software application by way of in-depth videos. This training will aid you in developing your surveyor skills and proficiency and your ability to use the Automated Survey Process Environment (ASPEN) software during surveys.

Training Objectives: On completion of this training, you will be able to identify the processes for:

  • Creating survey shells in the ASPEN Central Office application.
  • Exporting survey shells for LTC facilities.
  • Importing a survey into ASPEN Survey Explorer-Quality (ASE-Q).


Training Duration: 4 hours 15 minutes

Completion Requirements: This self-paced A_LTCSP training includes a mandatory pretest, 21 computer-based training videos, a mandatory posttest, and a CMS-approved training evaluation. Both the posttest and the evaluation must be completed to generate a certificate of completion. To pass the A_LTCSP training, you must score a minimum of 80 percent on the training posttest.

Training CEUs: N/A

Email for Questions: The training is available on-demand online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For all technical issues and those requiring an urgent response, such as accessing the training, email helpdesk@qsep.org; for all content-related questions, email NHSurveyDevelopment@cms.hhs.gov. For all other comments, questions can be submitted during the training using the comment tool.

Prerequisites: None

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