Contact : (800) 520-8250 or (708) 285-2922

Live Class Schedule

Program Overview

The MDS 3.0 process for skilled nursing facilities has proven to become on of the most dynamic and critical component to the long-term facility success

in reporting quality of care and maximizing reimbursement. Each workshop training session allows the participant to practice and learn actual case scenarios to effective learn to function utilizing this knowledge. MDS Training Institute has built a reputation for novice learners gaining the knowledge to assist their employers to success.

This course is designed to train new and existing participants on the total MDS 3.0 process

We pride ourselves on knowing that our participants actually learn to understand how to complete the MDS 3.0 process at the end of our classes!

Note: Participants are not required to be nurses to enroll and learn about the MDS 3.0. (The actual position of a MDS
Coordinator is typically a nurse) 

Topics Include:

2 courses modules for certification total 7 sessions of instructor led training

  • MDS 101- Basic MDS 3.0 Essentials

    4 day live or virtual workshop training

    • Intro to MDS 3.0
    • Practicing Scheduling MDS 3.0
    • Understanding importance of reference dates
    • Determining Significant Change Guidelines for Residents
    • Review and Practice of the MDS 3.0 form
    • Exam I Review

  • MDS 102- Mastering Medicare Part A for Skilled Nursing Facilities 

    required one day a week virtual class, 3 weeks

    • Medicare Basics
    • Review and Practice Medicare Part A Assessment Scheduling
    • Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs)
    • Other Medicare Required Assessments (OMRAs)
    • Exam II Review

Best Training for Beginners!

  • Learning the MDS process is not easy. There are over 1300 pages of rules and regulations to understand for success. Practicing what you learn is the best teacher!  We put you practice from the first day!
  • In the current climate of healthcare, skilled nursing facilities can not afford  to entertain team members that lack efficient knowledge of MDS 3.0
    • Continued support, which is especially helpful in initial implementation of MDS practices
    • Career management support for MDS professionals to ensure success following program completion
    • Recorded audios available if needed during the program for reinforcement of learning
    • Classes taught by MDS professional to share tips and tricks for clinical and reimbursement success of the entire IDT
    • Upon successfully completing our program, learners may join a virtual review course to assist with new role

This course meets the standard requirements for full accreditation with the American Nurse Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) for 17 contact hours for nurses. The certification last for 2 years.

Please note: This course is also great for non nurses seeking MDS 3.0 knowledge. (DON, ADON, Administrators, Social Workers, Rehab Departments, Activities, Dietary, CEO, Physicians, Manage Care etc.)


What to expect upon registration?

  • Whether you are joining at a live workshop site or at home/work on a live virtual class
    • Hard copy of books & materials are shipped to your home/work that are utilized to begin MDS 3.0 functions in the skilled facility
    • Prepare for a new career or enhance your existing career!
    • Expect to actually learn to assume the role of a MDS professional or understand principles of this dynamic role
    • To continue training until you understand!
    • Personalized attention in the learning process

Register today!

Cost: $750.00

(which includes books & materials, sample resume, exams and more importantly, a great comprehensive training!)


Payment Plans also available: 1st Payment $375.00 plus $25.00 payment plan fee = $400.00 2nd Payment $375.00 plus $25.00 payment plan fee = $400.00 Final payment due before the start of class.


Interested in Joining Virtually? Click Here

MDS 3.0 Coordinator Certificate Program

7 sessions total

(4 Days in classroom plus one day a week 3 weeks virtual)

  • 2 exams required for certification
  • 1st exam due one week from last day of 4 day training
  • 2nd exam due after 3 week virtual course
  • all exams are taken electronically at home/work anytime within the due week

February 2018

  • February 12-15, 2018                        Houston, TX                     10am-2pm                              REGISTER HERE  
  • February 19-22, 2018                       Los Angeles, CA                10am-2pm                             REGISTER HERE

March 2018

  • March 5-8, 2018                               Glenview, IL                              10am-2pm                       REGISTER HERE
  • March 12-15, 2018                           Livonia, MI                                10am-2pm                       REGISTER HERE
  • March 19-22, 2018                          Orlando, FL                               10am-2pm                        REGISTER HERE
  • March 19-22, 2018                          Dallas, Texas                             10am-2pm                        REGISTER HERE
  • March 26-29, 2018                         Los Angeles, CA                          10am – 2pm                    REGISTER HERE

MDS 3.0 Coordinator Certificate Program – 7 Week Live

Each class meets one day a week for 7 weeks

What to expect upon registration?

  • Upon registration, students will receive email confirmation.
  • Hard copy of books and materials are shipped to your home.
  • Attend your live class on the schedule dates and times
  • Prepare for a new career or enhance your existing career!

Cost for program is $750.00 which includes all books and materials, exams etc.

Payment plan is available (additional fee of 25.00 will apply per payment) Total $400.00 down will reserve your seat. Balance is due prior to your first exam. $400.00 balance due.


Orland Park, IL -Schedule

15255 S. 94th Ave, IL 60462

January 2018

  • Saturdays – Jan 20, 2018 – Mar 3, 2018 (10:30am- 1pm)
  • Mondays – Jan 29, 2017 – Mar 12, 2018 (5:30pm-7:oopm)

February 2018 

  • Mondays – Feb 19, 2018 -April 2, 2018 (7:00pm-8:30pm)

March 2018



 Detroit, MI – Schedule

(Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI & Virtual Sessions)

  • Wednesdays – Feb 7, 2018 -March 21, 2018 (6:30-9pm)
  • Wednesdays – March 28, 2018 -May 9, 2018 (6:30-9pm)




Dallas, TX – Schedule


  • Wednesdays – Feb 7, 2018 -March 21, 2018 (6:30-9pm)
  • Wednesdays – March 28, 2018 -May 9, 2018 (6:30-9pm)