Training Information

Training Offering Overview

Training Name: Life Safety Code Transition Course (LSC-TC)

Activity Code: 0CMSLSCTRANSITION_ONLINE

Training Description: This LSC Transition Course intends to help fire and life safety surveyors transition from using the 2000 edition of the LSC to the 2012 edition of the LSC. The training will help familiarize surveyors with the significant changes to regulations and readability throughout the LSC. This training will aid learners in developing surveyor skills and proficiency.

Training Objectives: On completion of this training, you will be able to identify 2012 Life Safety Code requirements associated with:

  • CMS Policy and Regulations.
  • Health Care Occupancies (HCOs).
  • Ambulatory HCOs.
  • Residential Board and Care Occupancies.
  • Building Rehabilitation.
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 99.
  • Updates to K-Tag numbering system associated with CMS-2786 forms.


Training Duration: 20 hours
Completion Requirements: This self-paced LSC Transition Course includes a mandatory pretest, seven 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 pass the LSC Transition Course, you must score a minimum of 85 percent on the training posttest.

Training CEUs: N/A

Email for Questions: The training is available on-demand online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During the training, questions can be submitted using the comment tool. For all technical issues, including accessing the training, email helpdesk@qsep.org; for all content-related questions, email QSOG_LifeSafetyCode@cms.hhs.gov.

Note: The training is currently available as a PDF but will soon be reuploaded as an interactive online training. The original training used Adobe Flash player and is being converted to an updated format.

Prerequisites: None

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