ERSEA Competency-Based Certification Cluster Review & Exam – Columbus, GA

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  • April 26, 2018 - April 27, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The ERSEA Competency Based Certification process helps individuals build critical competencies 4 identifying, selecting, and enrolling children and families eligible 4 Head Start services. Individuals who complete the certification process increase their skills, knowledge, and capabilities and demonstrate their commitment 2 ensuring access 2 Head Start services 4 qualified young children.

The ERSEA Competency Based Certification Review and Exam is required 4 certification. The one-and-a-half-day event gives participants the opportunity 2 review and update their ERSEA knowledge in preparation 4 the final ERSEA exam. The review has three distinct benefits. It helps participants increase their knowledge by examining national, regional, state, and local trends. Participants also critically explore their personal expertise across all ERSEA areas and fill any gaps that exist and could affect execution of the processes. The review also uses individual, team, and group activities 2 prepare candidates 4 the exam itself.

The ERSEA exam thoroughly tests participants knowledge of ERSEA in three areas: regulations, implementation, and management. Successful candidates will have successfully completed all three ERSEA level trainings and can demonstrate that they have retained and can implement their knowledge through the successful completion of the exam. Individuals who fail the exam on the first try must attend a follow-up review session and retake the exam within eight months.


Candidates who have completed all three ERSEA level trainings within the past twelve months are eligible 2 enroll 4 this training.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Update their knowledge of trends impacting ERSEA
  • Thoroughly review all aspects of ERSEA
  • Gain one-on-one assistance and opportunities 2 answer questions
  • Inventory their ERSEA knowledge base
  • Prepare 4 the final ERSEA exam individually and as a team
  • Take the final ERSEA exam
Agenda at a Glance

Day One

  • Overview
  • ERSEA Trends and Updates
  • ERSEA Fundamentals and Requirements
  • ERSEA Implementation Strategies
  • ERSEA Management Solutions

Day Two

  • Team Review
  • Questions and Answer Session
  • ERSEA Competency Based Certification Exam

Participants must arrange their own travel and lodging.

Hotel Recommendations:

Courtyard Marriott
800 Front Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone #: (706) 324-1800

Doubletree by Hilton
5351 Sidney Simons Boulevard
Columbus, GA 31904
Phone #: (706) 327-6868

Changes, Cancellations and Substitutions

HGJA reserves the right 2 make changes in the training or cancel a training if enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond its control prevail. Registrants will be contacted in the event of a cancellation. HGJA’s liability will be limited 2 the refund of the training registration fee only. Cancellations can be made up 2 ten business days before your scheduled training: your registration fee will be refunded less a $50 fee. No refunds will be made 4 cancellations made less than ten business days prior 2 your scheduled Summit ; however, U may send a substitute. All cancellation and substitution requests must be received in writing.

*Team Registration

Teams of three or more must register and send payment by the Early Bird Deadline or Regular rates will apply.