Training Information

Training Name

Hospital Basic Training Part 1 (HBT-Part1)

Activity Code


Training Description

This HBT Part 1 training is intended to establish the basic knowledge and skills required for surveying hospitals for compliance with Medicare Hospital CoPs. This training builds on the Introduction to Surveying for Non-Long Term Care and Principles of Documentation for Non-Long Term Care in developing surveyor proficiency with conducting CoP compliance surveys in hospitals.

Note that additional CoPs are covered in HBT Part 2. A surveyor who has completed HBT Part 1 but not Part 2 may function as part of a survey team but may only survey for CoPs covered in HBT Part 1.

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

  • Identify the hospital regulatory and guidance material used during a hospital survey to determine an entity’s compliance with the CoPs.
  • Conduct a hospital survey in accordance with the CoPs and procedures described in the State Operations Manual Appendix A—Survey Protocol, Regulations and Interpretive Guidelines for Hospitals.
  • Conduct a health complaint investigation in accordance with the CoPs and applicable survey procedures.
  • Identify, using appropriate survey methods, whether a hospital complies with multiple types of CoPs regulations.
  • Identify correct decision-making strategies based on survey observations and findings.

Training Duration: 52 hours

Completion Requirements: This self-paced HBT Part 1 training includes 3 mandatory phased pretests, 10 learning modules split into 3 phases, 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 HBT Part 1 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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