Certified Healthcare Emergency Power Professional (CHEPP®) program is for individuals seeking to highlight their experience in the healthcare industry. Individuals who are responsible for proper installation, operation, maintenance, and testing of an emergency power supply system (EPSS).
Motor and Generator Institute developed the CHEPP® certification to ensure an individual understands ALL requirements for compliance with:
- NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®
- NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code®
- NFPA 101, Life Safety Code®
- NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) 42 CFR 482.15
- The Joint Commission – Environment of Care (EC) Section
- DNV Healthcare – Physical Environment (PE) Section
There are 170+ emergency power supply system (EPSS) requirements found in the National Fire Protection Association, CMS, DNV, and The Joint Commission codes and standards. Motor and Generator Institute (MGI) makes compliance with those requirements simple by providing the necessary tools to ensure you are well versed in weekly inspections and monthly testing procedures, which includes the cooling, lubrication, fuel, and battery charging subsystems.
Next Exam Session: August 1-30, 2018
The price per student is $399 (US): Includes video lessons, downloadable exercises, practice tests, and a final examination. Students also receive a one-year membership to Motor and Generator Institute.
Students have 30 days to complete the study guide and certification exam during the exam window. Exam dates for 2018 are listed below. The entire program is provided online and is self-paced. All that is required is an internet connected device with video capabilities (i.e., computer, tablet or phone).
- Session Two: August 1st - 30th
- Session Three: November 15th – December 14th
To achieve the CHEPP® designation, individuals must be familiar with all healthcare EPSS requirements. The CHEPP exam is an open book, fifty (50) question timed exam. Students will have two (1) hours (60 min) to complete the exam and earn their certification. Exams will only be open for 30 days once the program has started.
Motor and Generator Institute awards the CHEPP® designation to individuals who complete the CHEPP® program and the 100-question final exam. Once an individual has earned the Certified Healthcare Emergency Power Professional (CHEPP®) designation that individual may use the CHEPP designation for professional communications, such as letterheads, office stationery, business cards, directory listings, and in signatures.
Candidates will receive his/her score once the final examination has ended. The score will also indicate a “Pass” or “Fail,” which is determined by the percentage of questions answered correctly. Candidates must answer (75%) or more of the questions correctly to achieve a passing grade.ng grade.
To demonstrate a commitment to the CHEPP® and to remain current in the field, Motor and Generator Institute requires that you renew your designation every three (3) years. To retain your certification, you must complete a one (1) hour renewal course with a 40-question exam before the certification expiration date. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure their certificate remains active. However, reminder emails will be sent to students 90, 60 and 30 days from expiration.
Candidates for the Certified Healthcare Emergency Power Professional at a minimum must obtain a copy of NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, 2010 Edition and NFPA 99, Standard for Health Care Facilities, 2012 edition. This text will be referred to during the training modules and required for completing the program. All remaining content is available on the MGI website.
A certificate holder that fails to renew his/her certification is no longer considered certified and may not use the CHEPP credential in professional communications, such as letterhead, stationery, and business cards, in directory listings, and in signatures. To regain certification, the individual must retake and pass the CHEPP (subject to the usual fees and provisions for testing).
A candidate, who has obtained the Certified Healthcare Emergency Power Professional® designation agrees to conduct himself/herself professionally. By issuance of the certificate, the candidate or certificate holder agrees to the following:
- Maintain professional competence
- Demonstrate work behavior that exemplifies the ability to perform safely, competently, and with good judgment
- Conduct activities with honesty and integrity
- Abide by laws, rules, and regulations of duly authorized agencies regulating the industry
Motor and Generator Institute developed a study guide for anyone taking the CHEPP exam. To access the study guide, please see instructions on your My Account page.