Training Information

Training Name

Principles of Documentation for Non-Long Term Care (POD-NLTC)

Activity Code


Training Description

This Principles of Documentation for Non-LTC training intends to prepare Federal and State surveyors to document survey results in accordance with the PoDs located in Exhibit 7A of the State Operations Manual. This training will aid learners in developing surveyor skills and proficiency regarding writing effective, defensible statements of compliance and noncompliance.

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

  • Identify the purpose and main components of Form CMS-2567.
  • Correctly distinguish each statement’s effectiveness according to the specific PoD.
  • Write statements of deficiency that adhere to the PoD.

Training Duration: 5 hours

Completion Requirements: This self-paced Principles of Documentation for Non-LTC training includes a mandatory pretest, three 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 PoDs for Non-LTC training, you must score a minimum of 80 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; for all content-related questions, email


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

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