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Event Guide NOW AVAILABLE

  • Monday, March 21: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Pre-consortium Workshops (Registration from 7am - 8am)
    • Registration is open from 3pm - 6pm
  • Tuesday, March 22: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm - Main Consortium and Expo
    • Registration opens 7:00 am
    • Evening Welcome Reception! 4 - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 23: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm - Main Consortium and Expo
  • Thursday, March 24: 8:30 am - 12:45 pm - Main Consortium

Monday, March 21 Pre-Consortium Workshops

A. Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional Credentialing Course and Exam
Time: 8AM - 5PM
Cost: $589
Presenter: Paul V. Richter, MA, FASHE, CHEP, CHSP, CEDP
Space is limited and pre-registration is required!

The CHEP program is designed for individuals with an extensive background in health care related emergency management to review and test their knowledge and skills. The Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP) was developed to meet a need for a practical but “professional certification” for healthcare emergency directors, managers, coordinators, associates, consultants, and others who work with or coordinate real world issues with the health sector. This program relies on information, standards, and best practices from reliable sources including organizations such as NFPA, ASTM, DHS, HHS, EPA, OSHA, FEMA, and accrediting organizations such as The Joint Commission. Exam content will include emergency management fundamentals, healthcare emergency concepts and accreditation standards, other emergency requirements and Joint Commission standards, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and pandemic and other emergency management concepts. This is a 5 hour preparatory course will include the CHEP credentialing examination. Enrollees will be provided a copy of the CHEP Study Guide and sample exam questions prior to arrival at the PERRC. Immediately following the course, the CHEP certification examination will be administered. Enrollees will have 3 hours to complete the exam. If you are interested in sitting for the exam only, please contact perrc@chepinc.org for more info. The total cost for this workshop is $589.

Steps to register and pay for this workshop:

Visit http://www.ibfcsm.org/app.php to submit your application and pay the $130 application fee and the $200 exam fee. (Choose Paul Richter as the instructor) 
Visit www.perrc.org and register for the workshop. In addition to the application and exam fees there is a tuition cost of $259


B. Integrating Whole Community Inclusive Planning in the Emergency Management Process
Time: 8AM - 5PM
Cost: Free! - (Space is limited and registration is required online).
Presenters: Lynn Shipp; Training Specialist, Whole Community Planning and Training, BCFS HHS Emergency Management Division; Dawn Skaggs; National Director of Whole Community Planning and Training, BCFS HHS Emergency Management Division;

Participants in this course will become familiar with whole community inclusive principles and strategies, learn the importance of identifying and integrating community strengths into the planning process, study ways of engaging and empowering community stakeholders, and learn to recognize the significance of whole community planning in building local and national resilience.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define a community, whole community inclusive planning, and cultural competency for unique community engagement.
  2. Describe in detail the benefits and barriers to whole community engagement, the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and the changing role of the emergency manager.
  3. Identify the principles and strategies of inclusive whole community planning, how they are symbiotic to comprehensive emergency management and can be applied in unique communities.

D. Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional EXAM ONLY

The CHEP program is designed for individuals with an extensive background in health care related emergency management to review and test their knowledge and skills. The Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP) was developed to meet a need for a practical but “professional certification” for healthcare emergency directors, managers, coordinators, associates, consultants, and others who work with or coordinate real world issues with the health sector. This program relies on information, standards, and best practices from reliable sources including organizations such as NFPA, ASTM, DHS, HHS, EPA, OSHA, FEMA, and accrediting organizations such as The Joint Commission. Exam content will include emergency management fundamentals, healthcare emergency concepts and accreditation standards, other emergency requirements and Joint Commission standards, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and pandemic and other emergency management concepts. This is the EXAM ONLY option. Those choosing this option will do a self study and not attend the preparatory course. Enrollees will be provided a copy of the CHEP Study Guide and sample exam questions prior to arrival at the PERRC. Immediately following the course, the CHEP certification examination will be administered. Enrollees will have 3 hours to complete the exam. 

Steps to register for this workshop:

1. Visit http://www.ibfcsm.org/app.php to submit your application and pay the $130 application fee and the $200 exam fee. (Choose Paul Richter as the instructor)     
2. Visit www.perrc.org and register for the EXAM ONLY option. In addition to the application and exam fees there is a tuition cost of $175 for the EXAM ONLY option.

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