ALERT! In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, CMS has released COVID-19 Focused Survey Protocol Training for Long Term Care and Non-Long Term Care.
Surveyors must be logged in to receive credit for completion. Public learners can access COVID-19 training via direct links below:

Long Term Care | Non-Long Term Care

Training Information

Training Offering Overview

Training Name: Rural Health Clinic/Federally Qualified Health Center Basic Training (RFBTOC)

Activity Code: 0CMSRHCFQHC_ONL

Training Description: Rural Health Clinics (RHC) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) are required to comply with the Federal requirements set forth in the Medicare Conditions for Certification/Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) in order to receive Medicare and/or Medicaid payment. The goal of an RHC survey or FQHC complaint survey is to determine whether the RHC or FQHC complies with its applicable CfCs at 42 CFR 491, Subpart A.

The estimated course completion time for this training is 25 hours.

If you have any questions regarding course related content, please direct all correspondence to


  1. BHFS—Basic Health Facility Surveyor—Introduction to Surveying for Long Term Care (includes Resident Assessment Instrument Minimum Data Set 3.0) OR Introduction to Surveying for Non-Long Term Care
  2. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations Simulation
  3. Survey & Certification Policy Memo Navigation Simulation
  4. State Operations Manual Navigation Simulation
  5. Principles of Documentation for Long Term Care OR Principles of Documentation for Non-Long Term Care OR Principles of Documentation for Non-Long Term Care OR Principles of Documentation for Life Safety Code
  6. Basic Writing Skills for Survey Staff
  7. Foundational Investigative Skills

Associated Documents:

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