Training Information

Training Name

Emergency Preparedness Basic Training (EP)

Activity Code


Training Description

This EP Basic Training is intended to establish your knowledge of Federal EP regulations and your ability to identify circumstances of noncompliance with the individual Federal regulations for each affected provider and supplier type. This training focuses on the use of the electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) and the survey process in the State Operations Manual, Appendix Z, Emergency Preparedness for All Provider and Certified Supplier Types Interpretive Guidance. Compliance with EP regulations is a factor for facilities’ eligibility for funding from CMS. This training intends to develop your proficiency with conducting EP surveys and to build your understanding of the way the EP regulations overlap across multiple provider types.

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

  • Identify background events and initiatives that led to development of the emergency preparedness rule and the four core elements central to its requirements.
  • Identify emergency preparedness requirements and the survey procedures for assessing compliance with those requirements for all provider and supplier types.

Training Duration: 17 hours

Completion Requirements: This self-paced EP Basic Training includes a mandatory pretest, two 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 EP Basic Training 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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