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Training Name

Basic Life Safety Code: The Survey Process Training

Training Description

This BLSC-SP training intends to introduce surveyors to the survey process for conducting Life Safety Code (LSC) surveys. This training is a prerequisite for the Basic LSC Training and provides an overview of what surveyors do before, during, and after an LSC survey. This training will aid you in developing your surveyor skills and proficiency.

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

  • Identify the correct way to conduct each step of the LSC survey process.

Training Duration: 6 hours

Completion Requirements: This self-paced BLSC-SP 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 BLSC-SP 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. 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.

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