Training Information

Training Name

Long Term Care Survey Process - Survey Outcome and Activity Reports (SOAR) - Updated March 2019 (LTCSOAR19)

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Training Description

This LTC Survey Process—SOAR training intends to introduce surveyors to the SOAR Excel spreadsheet tabs that display information about State performance of the LTC Survey Process. This training is focused on the latest updates to the SOAR, which were implemented as of March 2019, and will aid you in developing your surveyor skills and proficiency.

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

  • Identify the use of the SOAR.
  • Identify updates made to the SOAR in 2019.

Training Duration: 1 hour

Completion Requirements: This self-paced LTC Survey Process—SOAR training includes a mandatory pretest, one learning module, 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 LTC Survey Process—SOAR training, you must score a minimum of 80% 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. For all technical issues and those requiring an urgent response, such as accessing the training, email; for all content-related questions, 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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