Training Information

Training Name

CLIA Principles of Documentation Activity (CLIA_PODLA)

Activity Code


Training Description

This CLIA PoDs Activity is intended to provide training to Federal and State surveyors who will use the comprehensive PoDs during the final step in the survey process: completing the Form CMS-2567, Statement of Deficiencies and Plan of Correction. This training will help to develop your survey skills and proficiency regarding writing effective, defensible statements of compliance and noncompliance.

Training Objectives: On completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Identify the purpose and main components of Form CMS-2567.
  • Correctly distinguish each statement's effectiveness according to the specific PoDs.
  • Write statements of deficiency that adhere to the PoDs.

Training Duration: 5 hours

Completion Requirements: This self-paced CLIA PoDs Activity includes a mandatory pretest, three learning modules, 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 CLIA PoDs Activity training, you must score a minimum of 80% on the training posttest.

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 or All other comments and 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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