Training Information

Training Name

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities Basic Training (PRTF)

Activity Code


Training Description

This training cultivates and refines surveyor skills, fosters understanding of the PRTF survey process, and enhances surveyors' overall ability to survey PRTF facilities. This includes the ability to:

  • Conduct observation, interviews, and record review to gather information and identify concerns.
  • Employ critical thinking to analyze and investigate any concerns identified during the survey.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the applicable regulations and interpretive guidelines needed to address those concerns.
  • Make accurate compliance decisions.
  • Document deficiencies in a manner consistent with CMS's principles of documentation (POD).


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

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