Training Information

Training Offering Overview

Training Name: CLIA Orientation Training (CLIA_OPMT)

Activity Code: 0CMSCLIA_ORIENT_ONL

Training Description: This CLIA Orientation Training intends to introduce learners to the information and resources needed to complete the CLIA Orientation process. This training intends to establish the basic skills necessary to perform all CLIA-related responsibilities and surveys, including identifying deficiencies and recognizing the severity of deficiencies. This training will aid you in developing your surveyor skills and proficiency.

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

  • Identify specific CLIA performance criteria.
  • Identify the CLIA program requirements, policies, and procedures.
  • Identify the roles of the CMS Central and Regional Offices and State Agency.
  • Identify assigned responsibilities.
  • Apply assigned responsibilities at an acceptable level of competence.
  • Identify data collection and investigation techniques.
  • Identify deficiencies.
  • Recognize the seriousness of survey findings.
  • Review documenting all survey findings to legally support decisions.
  • Identify how to maintain the CLIA data system.


Training Duration: 2 hours

Completion Requirements: This self-paced CLIA Orientation Training includes a mandatory pretest, one learning module, 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 Orientation 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 Clarissa.Boyd@cms.hhs.gov or Keith.Scott@cms.hhs.gov. For all other comments, questions can be submitted during the training using the comment tool.

Prerequisites: None

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