ERSEA Review and Exam: Successful Completion of Core Competencies – (Hybrid) (In-Person, Chicago, IL and Virtual)

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  • Day 1
    June 20, 2024
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2
    June 21, 2024
    9:30 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 allows participants 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 expertise across all ERSEA areas and fill any existing gaps that could affect the execution of the processes. The review also uses individual, team, and group activities to prepare candidates for the exam.

The ERSEA exam thoroughly tests participant’s knowledge of ERSEA in three areas: regulations, implementation, and management. Successful candidates will have completed all three ERSEA level training and can demonstrate that they have retained and can implement their knowledge through successful exam completion. 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 training 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

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