Welcome to Wisconsin's Adult Long Term Care Functional Screen course
for clinical screener certification!
This course helps you develop a comprehensive understanding
of how the Adult Long Term Care Function Screen (LTC FS) should be administered and completed with consumers
interested in applying for Wisconsin's long-term care programs.
The course consists of the following modules:
||Estimated Completion Time
||Overview of the Adult Long-Term Care Functional Screen
||Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily
||Health-Related Services Table
||Communication and Cognition
||Completion of the Adult LTC FS
Course Modules & Materials
Modules must be completed in order, starting with Module 1.
The next module will become available AFTER you pass the Exam in
the previous module. (i.e., you will not be able to access Module 2
until passing the Exam in Module 1.)
Once you successfully pass the exam, a green checkmark will appear
next to the module's folder to indicate it has been completed. The
next module will then become available.
Access modules (and other areas of this course) by clicking on
the item (e.g. Module 1, Module 2, etc.) listed in the right column,
under "Program/Course Materials" on your screen.
Every module includes Instructions, Scenarios, a Practice
Test and Exam.
Fundamental to each module are the clinical instructions for the Adult LTC FS. Read the
instructions to successfully complete this course; take time to review
The instructions are the primary source for your knowledge of how
to use the Adult LTC FS. It is critical that you read them carefully!
The instructions are available in each course module and as one large comprehensive file on the Course
Print the instructions and read them at your leisure or read them
on-line at your computer.
Also print a copy of the Adult LTC FS Paper Form to use as a reference
as you move through the course. The paper form is available to
download from the Course
Apply your knowledge of the
Adult LTC FS instructions with Scenarios:
Meet seven different long-term care consumers and follow the process
of completing an Adult LTC FS with each of them and their screeners.
Apply your knowledge of screening concepts and principles by answering
questions based on the scenarios.
Get immediate feedback that guides you back to key parts of the LTC
The scenarios are part of each module. You can review the scenarios
in each module as you go through the course, or
To view the scenarios in their entirety, they are available as
file on the Course Content page.
Before beginning the official Exam for certification, check your
understanding with a practice test. Practice tests provide automatic
feedback and responses will direct you to related sections
of the instructions. The practice tests will help prepare you for the
certification exams. It's strongly recommended that you go
through the practice tests prior to taking the exams.
You must pass the exam in each module before being able to move onto
the next module. A passing score is
80% or higher. There is no time limit to complete each exam.
Complete exams in order:
Additional Course Materials
Additional materials and resources are offered to further your knowledge
of the long-term care functional screening process:
Links/Resources: Explore related web sites and documents. Included
is the paper version of the LTC FS, Decision Trees, DHS websites,
and other useful resources.
FAQs (frequently asked questions):
Get answers to commonly asked about this course.
- Print a copy of the Adult LTC FS Instructions, especially if you'd like
a hard copy to reference while studying scenarios and practice tests.
You can either:
Print all of the Adult LTC FS instructions now by downloading them from the
Content page, or
Print by module, as you proceed.
Print a copy of the Adult LTC FS Paper Form to use as a reference
as you move through the course. Download the form on the Course
- Begin with Module 1: Introduction to the Adult LTC FS.
After passing the first certification exam, proceed to Module 2.
Complete each module in order (as outlined above).
Only certified screeners may administer the LTC FS. To be certified
as a screener, you must:
Administer screens for an agency approved by the Wisconsin
Department of Health Services (DHS).
Meet educational and experience requirements:
BA or BS and at least one year of experience working with at
least one of the agency's target group populations (frail elders
or people with disabilities), or
Approval from DHS upon written request from employer.
In Home and Community-Based Waiver counties, people screening
individuals with developmental disabilities must be a QMRP
(Qualified Mental Retardation Professional).
Read and follow ALL of the Adult LTC FS instructions and any updates to
Complete this course.
Course Completion & Certification
Provided you meet all screener certification requirements above,
you will be certified to complete the Adult LTC FS with long-term care consumers
after you complete this course.
To complete the course:
Pass the course by passing the certification exams.
After you pass your last exam, the Course Completion & Certification
survey in Module 10 will become available. To notify
the certifying authority at DHS that you have successfully completed
this course, you must submit this brief Course Completion & Certification
After you complete the course:
To gain access to the on-line Adult LTC FS application:
Before you can begin using the LTC FS application, there are specific steps that must be followed in order to gain security clearance. Contact your
supervisor or screen liaison for information on how to create an account and
request security access to the screen.