ALERT! In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, CMS has released COVID-19 Focused Survey Protocol Training for Long Term Care and Non-Long Term Care.
Surveyors must be logged in to receive credit for completion. Public learners can access COVID-19 training via direct links below:

Long Term Care | Non-Long Term Care

Training Information

Training Offering Overview

Training Name: Basic Writing Skills for Survey Staff (BWS)

Activity Code: 0CMSBWS_ONL

Training Description: The Basic Writing Skills for Survey Staff course is designed to provide survey staff the opportunity to practice and demonstrate the proper use of grammar, punctuation, voice, and plain language consistent with the Principles of Documentation (POD). The estimated course completion time for this training is 2 hours.

Recommended Course Prerequisites

  • Basic Health Facility Surveyor Online Course: Introduction to Surveying
  • Principles of Documentation Online Course

Prerequisites: None

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