Nursing Home Staff Competency Assessment is Available Now

The Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Program (CMPRP) competency assessment helps nursing homes break down and self-examine some of the most important building blocks of quality care. Use the competency assessment to identify areas where your nursing home is doing well, versus where your facility might need support. 

There are three competency assessments in print and electronic formats:

1) Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)/Certified Medication Technicians (CMT)
2) Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses (LVN/LPN) and Registered Nurses (RN)
3) Assistant directors of nursing (ADON), directors of nursing (DON) and administrators.

The Nursing Home Staff Competency Assessment toolkit was created by professional caregivers to help you continue to build a culture of quality in your nursing home.

This instruction manual will help you understand and implement the competency assessment in your facility.

If you have questions about the assessment tools, email the CMPRP team at or go to the CMS website.