Training Information

Training Name

Immediate Jeopardy Basic Training (IJBT)

Activity Code


Training Description

This IJBT intends to establish surveyor and non-surveyor knowledge of the revised Appendix Q—Core Guidelines to Determining Immediate Jeopardy. Appendix Q focuses on the three key components necessary for establishing IJ under the regulations: noncompliance; serious injury, harm, impairment, or death that has occurred or is likely to occur; and immediate need for action by the provider and supplier to prevent serious injury, harm, impairment, or death from occurring or recurring. This training will aid in developing surveyor skills and proficiency.

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

  • Identify the three key components necessary for establishing immediate jeopardy.

Training Duration: 8 hours

Completion Requirements: This self-paced IJBT includes a mandatory pretest, eight 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 CEUs. To pass IJBT, 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, please include “Immediate Jeopardy Inquiry” in the subject line and email All other comments or 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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