Training Information

Training Name

Long Term Care Basic Training (LTC_BT)

Activity Code


Training Description

The LTC Basic Online Training course will provide participants with a solid foundation in the skills and knowledge required to be an effective LTC surveyor. During the course, participants will be provided with learning opportunities that will aid in the development of their LTC surveyor expertise. Surveyors must complete the LTC Basic Online Training course before they become eligible to take the Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test (SMQT).

Target Audience: All surveyors and reviewers who currently conduct or review LTC surveys. This course may also be taken by experienced surveyors who are adding the LTC provider type to their list of survey responsibilities and current LTC surveyors taking the course as a refresher.

Note: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS has been updating the standard recertification survey process for LTC. The modules are in the process of being updated to incorporate these changes. Please see the latest LTCSP procedure guide for the most current information.


No prerequisites in addition to those indicated in the Prerequisites (Mandatory) section of the Training Plan.

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