Training Information

Training Name

End Stage Renal Disease Basic Core Survey Training (ESRD)

Activity Code


Training Description

This ESRD Basic Core Survey Training is intended to establish surveyor skills and knowledge concerning the survey process for ESRD and dialysis facilities. This training intends to cover the Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) and foster surveyor understanding of the ESRD Core Survey process and the role it and the surveyor play in ESRD care. This training intends to enhance surveyors’ overall ability to conduct ESRD surveys for Medicare certification on behalf of CMS and covers the stages of chronic kidney disease, ESRD symptoms and treatment options, the basic processes of dialysis, and the surveyor’s role in ESRD care.

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

  • Identify the goals of the ESRD Core Survey.
  • Identify the approach of the ESRD Core Survey process.

Training Duration: 24 hours

Completion Requirements: This self-paced ESRD Basic Core Survey Training includes a mandatory pretest, five 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 earn training CEUs. To pass the ESRD Basic Core Survey 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 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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