ERSEA Competency-Based Certification Review and Exam – Chicago, IL

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  • November 5, 2019 - November 6, 2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

The ERSEA Competency Based Certification Review and Exam is required for certification. The one-and-a-half-day event gives participants the opportunity to review and update their ERSEA knowledge in preparation for 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 to prepare candidates for 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 to enroll for 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 to answer questions
  • Inventory their ERSEA knowledge base
  • Prepare for 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
– eam Review
– Questions and Answer Session
– ERSEA Competency Based Certification Exam



Participants must arrange their own travel and lodging.

H.G. Jones Institute has partnered exclusively with the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza to provide special room rates for training class attendees and organizations utilizing the Institute’s training space.

The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza is a full service hotel featuring an atrium lobby starting on the 15th floor offering amazing views of the city, an extensive fitness center and sunlight filled indoor heated pool for lap and entertainment swimming. Two onsite restaurants – one of which overlooks the 3 branches of the Chicago River coming together – with the H.G. Jones Building in clear view! Best of all, H.G. Jones is an easy 5 minute walk from the hotel.

The H.G. Jones Rate includes:

IHG Rewards Guest Loyalty Program
Special standard cancellation period of 4:00pm / 24 Hours (Central Time, United States), prior to date of arrival
No pre-payment nor deposit is required with valid credit card guarantee
Business Center utilization with computer workstations and printing
Fitness Center with sauna and heated indoor heated pool
Complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet Access

Please book early to ensure availability and the best rates. Rates are subject to room and rate availability, which are not guaranteed until a reservation is confirmed. Do be sure to book one of the H.G. Jones Rates, not a pre-paid/non-refundable rate. Rates are exclusive of sales and occupancy taxes.

To Make Your Reservation

Online: click here and the H.G. Jones discount will automatically be returned.

Phone: dial 1 (855) 268-0372 and request “H.G. Jones Corporate Rate”
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Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
350 W. Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
Main Telephone: 1 (312) 836-5000
Guest Fax: 1 (312) 222-9508
Walking Directions to H.G. Jones & Associates


Changes, Cancellations and Substitutions

HGJA reserves the right to 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 to the refund of the training registration fee only. Cancellations can be made up to ten business days before your scheduled training: your registration fee will be refunded less a $50 fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than ten business days prior to your scheduled Summit; however, you 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.