It is important to know the regulations regarding the required duration times for required staff in-services.

Sometimes staff will present you with certificates of in-services they have received which don’t meet regulations. Facility operators think that because a certificate was issued that it meets the regulation and considers the criteria met.

The deficiency example above demonstrates the importance of knowing the requirements and making sure the documentation matches.

Some in-services can be provided by the facility, for example, DNR training.
I have seen many times, facilities not including the required duration times of the training completion documentation, resulting in a citation.


1. Go through your staff files and make sure that the required duration times are on the certificates
2. Review all the training provided by the facility and ensure that you have the required duration times on the complete documentation.

If you are not sure about the required duration times you can use the Regulation Search Tool to help you.