Long Term Care Emergency Preparedness Educational Program

Year 4: August 2021 – February 2022


The mission of the LTCEP Educational Program is to provide caregivers and administrators with critical knowledge, skills and abilities related to disaster and emergency management decision-making skills by providing preparedness and disaster exercise training to certified CMS long term care facility staff members.

Year 4 courses will start in the Fall of 2021 with three course offerings
each of the Basic Course, Advanced Course, and a new Disaster Exercise
Course. We are awaiting a decision on whether courses will be held in-person or online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For further
updates, check out our Facebook page @GALTCEPEP


We offer basic and advanced and a new disaster exercise course. Each course features an interactive session with the Georgia State Fire Marshal’s Office covering the survey process and E-tag trends in Georgia.

Completing the basic course basic course is not required before taking the advanced or disaster exercise course, but it is highly recommended.

Click below to access course resources.


Disaster Exercise Course

Coming soon

Course Info

The basic course provides a thorough overview of preparedness measures for long term care facilities. From supplies to have on hand, how to design and participate in a disaster exercise, what hazards to prepare for, the compliancy requirements of the Georgia State Fire Marshal, and more. The course is free, and participants will earn six NAB credits.

8:30am – 3:30pm

The advanced course dives deeper, with more detailed information about facility and staff preparation. Anyone from a certified CMS long term care facility can take the advanced course – previous participation in the basic course is not required. Participants will earn a certificate and six NAB credits for completing the course.

8:30am – 3:30pm

The disaster exercise course is designed to prepare your facility for the ins and outs of developing and executing a disaster exercise. This is a comprehensive overview of possible scenarios, which ones to prioritize, and participation protocols and best practices.


This program is funded through Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds – Emergency Preparedness in Georgia Certified Nursing Homes,
Grant #: 18044G (CMP REQUEST #: 2017‐04‐GA‐1219)