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Section GG Train the Trainer Certificate

Section GG Train-the-Trainer

Members: $131 |  Non-members: $262
Continuing Education:
1.5 CE hours
Duration: One 90-minute session; plus online exam
Speaker: Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA

A Comprehensive Train-the-Trainer Certificate Program

CMS continues to expand the use of section GG, from driving SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) measures to having a major impact in three of the five case-mix-adjusted PDPM payment components – PT, OT, and nursing – and, starting Oct. 1, 2020, to be used by State Medicaid Agencies to inform future payment model decision. 

NACs must take on a larger role in coordinating data collection and ensuring it’s accuracy. This starts with consistent training for nurses aides and the entire IDT. AAPACN’s Section GG Train-the-Trainer certificate program will prepare you to provide on-going training to direct care staff to accurately report or document the resident’s performance in the 24 different section GG self-care and mobility activities.

Image of a nurse training her team using the Section GG Train the Trainer Certificate training kit.


To become a trainer, you must watch the instructional webinar and pass the final exam with a score of 80% or better. Upon successful completion, you will receive AAPACN’s Section GG Training Kit, which includes:

  • Section GG Trainer’s Guide
  • Powerpoint training presentation for training IDT members
  • Section GG data collection tools and GG pocket guide for attendees
  • A certificate of completion for attendees 

This comprehensive training package will prepare you for teaching in small or large groups, ranging from five to 500 people.    

Learning Objectives  

  • Describe the differences between the performance periods on the OBRA and PPS assessments for section GG data collection
  • Demonstrate understanding of section GG performance scales, tasks, and subtasks
  • Employ section GG training strategies for large or small groups
  • Teach section GG concepts and documentation to nurse aides, nurses, therapy team members, and additional direct care IDT members

There is an online exam associated with the Section GG Train-the-Trainer certificate program.

Jessie McGill has no conflicts of interest to disclose.