VW International, Inc. (VWI) has provided Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP) training for more than 20 years, and is proud to announce a new opportunity for those interested in obtaining the CHEP credential. Up until recently, participants only had the option to attend a two-day seminar/exam program, or take the online exam at a Kryterion HOST location.
We are now offering participants the flexibility of deciding how to proceed with the examination portion of this training. Participants can either register for the conventional two-day program, taking the certification exam on the afternoon of the 2nd day; or based on how familiar and comfortable they are with the course material, opt to only attend the seminar on the 2nd day to review content in the morning session and take the certification exam in the afternoon.
In addition to shortening the amount of time spent in training and away from the office, an overall cost savings can be achieved by choosing the accelerated option. Ideally, participants that are experienced healthcare safety managers that can rely on their existing knowledge, experience and self-study, to benefit most from the one (1) day program option.
Prospective participants should contact VWI at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to the scheduled exam date to receive the study materials and practice/self-paced exam.
Regularly scheduled courses for the CHEP are provided for individuals or groups in select cities across the United States. The current cost for a scheduled two day course is $700 ($400 for the course + $300 for the Board’s application and exam fees). For the one day program, the Board’s two fees remain the same ($300) but the cost for the morning review and sitting for the exam is reduced to $150, per person. That is a savings of $250 per person. And even better, if you are taking both the CHEP and CHSP in the same year, the Board is not requiring a second application fee. All currently scheduled courses are listed by the city in which they will be offered.
Organizations can take advantage of discounted course costs by sponsoring training programs for their members or associates. VWI will provide training for groups of up to 75 participants at locations provided by the sponsoring organization. The sponsoring organization must also agree to provide audio-visual support and accommodations for meals.
Many professionals from across the country have taken the opportunity of VWI’s CHEP training. Previous customers include: New Hampshire Hospital Association, Mississippi Hospital Association, Akron Regional Hospital Association and the Chesapeake Healthcare Education Program. VWI also routinely provides CHEP training and administer certification exams at the annual Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) “Integrated Training Summit” event. These organizations have seen the value of partnering with VWI to provide their members and clients with an exemplary training experience with proven high certification exam success rate.
VWI is dedicated to helping you and/or your organization achieve success in your professional endeavors. Contact Paul Richter at email@example.com or by phone at (803) 609-5924 for more information.
Enhance not only your knowledge, but your professional credentials as well.
The CHEP exam is comprehensive in scope and contains from 120 multiple choice questions. Exam content is challenging but does not contain questions requiring math or engineering calculations. The Board statistically analyzes each exam to ensure validity of all questions; and their analytical techniques are structured to ensure the ability of each version of the exam to reliably assess a candidate’s competency. Exams will contain questions from the following competency areas:
Emergency Management Fundamentals (40% of Questions)
- History of Emergency Management and Disaster Response
- Federal Legislation Relevant to Emergency Management and Homeland Security
- Presidential Directives Related to Emergency Management
- Federal Regulatory Agencies (DHS, FEMA, OSHA, EPA, DOT, FCC, CDC, ASTDR, NIOSH, AHRQ)
- Voluntary and Standards Agencies (NFPA, ANSI, ASTM, ASHRAE, Red Cross)
- Emergency Management and All-Hazards Planning (Emergency Operations Plan)
- Business Continuity & NFPA 1600
- Healthcare Emergency Planning & NIMS Healthcare Implementation (11 Items)
- Understanding Systems and Standardization
- Incident Command Systems (ICS) Organization and Structure
- Communication Support (Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) Program, Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) Program and Wireless Priority Service (WPS)
- Incident Action Planning & Multi-Agency Coordination (Area & Unified Commands)
- Weather and Other Natural Disasters (Floods, Thunderstorms, Tropical Storms, Earthquakes)
- Technological and Transportation Emergencies
- Civil Disturbances and Bomb Threats
- Information Technology and Cyber Attack Emergencies
- Related Emergency Concepts and Terms (Safety, Management, Organizational Culture)
- OSHA Emergency Terms
- National Response Framework Terms
Healthcare Emergency Concepts & Accreditation Standards (25% of Questions)
- Emergency Management (Planning, Response, Mitigation & Recovery)
- The Joint Commission (TJC) Emergency Management Standards
- Healthcare Emergency Planning & Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA)
- Emergency Operations Plans (EOP)
- Hospital Incident Command Systems (HICS)
- Sustaining Healthcare Operations (Leadership, Clinical Issues, Medications)
- Resource Management (Staff, Utilities, Essential Services, Safety, Security)
- Patient Management (Care, Triage, Evacuation, Surge, Licensed / Unlicensed Volunteers)
- Community and Hospital Roles (Involvement, Roles, Coordination)
Other Emergency Requirements & TJC Related Standards (20% of Questions)
- EOC Management (Safety, Risk Assessments, Security)
- Managing Medical Equipment Risks
- Managing Utility Systems (Medical Gas, Water, Vacuum Systems)
- Emergency Electrical Power Sources (Generators, Emergency Lighting)
- Managing Hazardous Materials & Wastes
- EPA Laws and Standards
- OSHA & HAZWOPER Requirements
- Industrial / Agricultural Chemical Decontamination
- Life Safety and Egress (NFPA 101-2000, NFPA 99, etc.)
Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, & Pandemic (10% of Questions)
- Planning For Terrorism
- Terrorism Agents
- Nuclear Devices and Incident Response
- Pandemic Planning
Other Emergency Management Concepts (5% of Questions)
- Current Events and New Developments
- Lessons Learned from Previous Events
* This information has been extracted from the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers website.