Training Information

Training Name

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

Activity Code


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 21 computer-based training videos and a CMS-approved training evaluation. The evaluation must be completed to generate a certificate of completion.

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; for all content-related questions, email For all other comments, questions can be submitted during the training using the comment tool.


No prerequisites in addition to those indicated in the Prerequisites (Mandatory) section of the Training Plan.

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