Paid Feeding Assistant Training Program
This 8-hour training session meets Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid (CMS) guidelines for Paid Feeding Assistant Training.
It is divided into 9 different modules. The agenda and time for
each module is listed below.
The learner should access each module in sequential order.
In each module, the learner will find a training video,
a handout, and for modules 2-8 a checkpoint quiz.
Each module has an associated handout that the learner can use
After viewing the module video, the learner should meet with the
onsite instructor (RN/LPN) to review the checkpoint questions
for that module.
At the completion of the training, the learner should take the
online quiz hosted through SurveyMonkey. After successful
completion of the online quiz (passing score of 80%), a
certificate of completion for the classroom material will be
sent to the learner.
At the completion of the training, the learner will be expected
to complete several competency assessments as administered by
the onsite instructor (RN/LPN).
It is imperative that the learner review the collateral section
at the bottom of this page. Here one will find state-specific
guidelines and manuals as well as the manual that corresponds to
this online training program. The learner and facility
instructor are responsible for knowing and following any
The distance learning educational session is divided into several
PowerPoint slide show movies. The agenda below allocates run time
for each slide show.
Feeding Assistant Training
The Feeding Assistant
Manual covers the contents of all training modules. It is
provided here for the learner's reference but is not a substitute
for the approved training course, which is to be overseen by the
on-site instructor and consists of the videos and assessment
Total presentation time: 8 hours 22 minutes
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Nutrition, Hydration, and Therapeutic Diets
Module 3: Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Module 4: Resident Dignity
Module 5: Infection Control and Sanitation
Module 6: Feeding the Resident
Module 7: Appropriate Responses to Resident Behaviors
Module 8: Safety and Emergency Procedures
Module 9: Final Reminders and Next Steps
Post-Training Competency Assessments
State-Specific Collaterals and Resources