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March 2014
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DHS 83

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Information for Providers

Important Notice

BEFORE you sign up your employee for a CBRF class, please confirm that the instructor is approved to place the employee on the CBRF Employee Registry. To see a list of currently approved instructors, go to the CBRF Instructor Registry.

New as of March 2014

A new version of the Medication Administration curriculum is available to approved instructors. Instructors may begin using the new material now and must begin using the new material and testing process no later than May 1, 2014.

Participants, instructors and providers can verify use of the new curriculum by checking the date on the Participant Guide front cover or in the footer.

April 15, 2013

The Quality Assurance Committee has established the maximum length of the teaching day for CBRF instructors and employees. Instructors and employees are restricted to a maximum of 8 class hours of training in a single day.

The only exception to this maximum is the Medication Administration class. It is not recommended to train the entire Medication Administration class in one day, but it is understood that occasionally it is necessary. Instructors are permitted to teach the Medication Administration class in one day only when it is not possible to split it over two (2) days.

If you believe your employees trainings have violated this standard, contact us at cbrftrng@uwosh.edu with all pertinent information.


Ch. DHS 83.20(1) requires that, effective April 1, 2010, all training for Standard Precautions, Fire Safety, First Aid and Choking and Medication Administration and Management must be approved by the Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) or their designee and must be taught by instructors approved by the department or their designee.  Any training programs approved before April 1, 2009 expired on April 1, 2010.  DQA has appointed the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as their designee.

To meet the requirements of DHS 83.20(1), additional information is provided below:

Identify Approved Instructors

Effective April 1, 2010, only instructors approved by UW Oshkosh may provide the four department-approved trainings.

Several reports within the Instructor Registry are available for providers.

See the Regional Map to identify training regions.

NOTE:  Providers may print the registry page containing the name and status of any approved instructor.  State survey staff also will use the registries for verification.

Verify Employee Completion of Department-Approved Training

A CBRF employee who completes any or all of the four department-approved trainings on or after April 1, 2010 must be added to the Employee Registry

Approved instructors are required to submit the names of students who successfully complete a department-approved training to UW Oshkosh within 10 business days (within 10 business days for ARC First Aid and Choking) of training completion.  The instructor also must submit a fee of $15 (as of June 13, 2011) for each student in each training. The provider determines who pays the fees.

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NOTE:  DHS 83.20(1)(b) requires that "the CBRF shall maintain documentation of the four department-approved trainings, including the instructor approval number, the name of the employee, training topic and the date training was completed." This requirement applies to training conducted on or after April 1, 2010. To meet this requirement, access the Employee Registry, print the page containing the employee’s name and training information, and place a copy of the page in the employee’s file.  State survey staff will not accept any other form of verification as meeting the requirement for employees completing department-approved training effective on or after April 1, 2010

NOTE: To print a single page containing the employee’s name and training information, follow these steps:

  1. Go to File / Print
  2. Under Print Range click on the "Current Page" button
  3. Click the "OK" button

If these instructions don't work with your printer, refer to your owner's manual.



If you believe that the training your employee attended was conducted improperly in any way, you may file a complaint by completing the Complaint Form.



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