ERSEA Competency-Based Certification Review and Exam – Lebanon, Oregon

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  • November 14, 2019 - November 15, 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
– Team Review
– Questions and Answer Session
– ERSEA Competency Based Certification Exam


Participants must arrange their own travel and lodging.

Hotel Suggestion

In Lebanon:

Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn

541-451-1000 or 800-780-7234

505 Mullins Dr.

Lebanon, OR 97355

 In Albany (approximately 20 minutes away):

Holiday Inn Express


105 Opal Court NE

Albany, OR 97322

Comfort Suites


100 Opal Court NE

Albany, OR 97322

Quality Inn & Suites


251 Airport Rd. SE

Albany, OR 97355

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.