Training Information

Training Name

Hospice Basic Training (HSPC_BT)

Activity Code


Training Description

Updated: Module 3 Lesson 4: 05/30/2023

This Hospice Basic Training is intended to establish your knowledge of the elements and importance of hospice care, from ancient practices to modern day. This training intends to cultivate and refine surveyor skills and focuses on surveying hospice care facilities for their compliance with regulations specific to hospice care providers.

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

  • Recall the origins of hospice care.
  • Identify the modern-day philosophies of hospice care.
  • Identify the philosophy, general concepts, and goals of hospice care.
  • Identify the levels of hospice care.

Training Duration: 24 hours

Completion Requirements: This self-paced Hospice Basic Training includes a mandatory pretest, eight 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 earn training CEUs. To pass the Hospice Basic Training, you must score a minimum of 80% on the course posttest.

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 For all other comments, 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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