Training Information

Training Name

Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Basic Training (EMTALA_BTN)

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Training Description

Updated on 4/10/2023

This training is designed to provide surveyors with knowledge and skills needed to survey hospitals, in cases involving EMTALA, in accordance with CMS regulations and requirements.

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

  • Identify basic EMTALA requirements.
  • Determine the correct process for conducting an EMTALA survey.
  • Identify the appropriate regulation corresponding to a given complaint.
  • Determine an appropriate investigation approach.
  • Apply regulatory knowledge to complete simulated EMTALA investigations.

Training Duration: 16 hours

Completion Requirements: This self-paced EMTALA Basic Training includes a mandatory pretest, four learning modules, a mandatory posttest, and a CMS-approved training evaluation. The pretest, posttest, and evaluation must be completed to generate a certificate of completion to earn training continuing education units (CEUs). To pass the EMTALA Basic Training, you must score a minimum of 80 percent 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 All other comments and questions can be submitted during the training using the comment tool.


  1. Hospital Basic Training
  2. Emergency Preparedness Basic Training

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