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

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  • May 14, 2019 - May 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
– eam Review
– Questions and Answer Session
– ERSEA Competency Based Certification Exam



Participants must arrange their own travel and lodging.

We have arranged special room rates for Institute training attendees. When you contact the hotel, be sure to identify yourself as an H.G. Jones & Associates Institute training attendee to receive the proper rate. Rooms will be available at the special rate until the Early Bird date or until the block we’ve reserved fills up, whichever comes first. Reservations made after that time will be accepted on a space and rate available basis by the hotels. Cancellation and payment policies vary among hotels. Be sure to inquire about your hotels policies.

For Reservations:

Holiday Inn-Mart Plaza
Contact: Luis Diaz, Business Travel Sales Manager
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654


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.