Reformatted to reduce travel expenses and out-of-office time for attendees, the NEW IPC EMS Program Management Training and Certification Program is now a three-part, multi-focused educational program for all levels of EMS management that culminates with the valuable CEPM credential.
This training and certification program is for anyone who must possess an understanding of the many business, operations and management issues specific to an EMS company. Past participants include:
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Developed with input from the IPC EMS Management Council, the training program specifically tailors topics such as: operations, finance, contracts, time management and leadership for individuals whose jobs depend on having an understanding of all aspects of the EMS business.
In less than 12 months, participants gain a broadened perspective and appreciation of the many responsibilities of an EMS management executive.
Upon completion of training and work requirements, candidates will be Certified in EMS Program Management and will be entitled to use the "CEPM" designation after their names.
Program management training and certification builds on the knowledge and experience of your employees and enhances the level of service your EMS company provides. By certifying key personnel you:
This self-paced learning segment allows participants to study at their convenience. Students are introduced to fundamental business concepts through a series of online courses. Topics cover subject matter such as contracts, finance, budgets and inventory management. Upon completing the segment, students comprehend fundamental business concepts and understand how to apply them to specific EMS industry situations. Each course takes approximately two to three hours, and the entire Part I segment can be completed in approximately three to four months.
Participants have the option of fast-tracking each of the courses by taking a self-assessment to demonstrate their knowledge of the topics.
Students spend three valuable days building upon the business concepts covered in Part I by applying them to specific EMS situations. Through interactive lectures, group discussions and exercises with other students, they continue to expand their knowledge of EMS program and operations management. After completing the segment, participants have a well-rounded understanding of the industry and are prepared for the real situations they will face every day on the job.
The EMS Leadership Training covers the communication skills necessary to be effective in program management as an EMS executive. Often referred to as the most important quality of any successful executive, leadership is the key focus of this segment of the training program. Students will learn the techniques needed to influence and lead the people and teams involved in any customer project. This one-day course was co-developed by IPC and Penn State University and is taught by Penn State University Corporate Learning faculty and instructors. Students will receive a certificate of completion issued from Penn State University.
At the conclusion of EMS Leadership Training, candidates are tested (closed book exam) to demonstrate understanding and knowledge about program management in the EMS industry. A score of 73 percent or better is required to pass the exam.
Full certification as a CEPM will be conveyed to candidates who successfully complete the exam and possess a minimum level of work experience.
Candidates with a 4-year degree or higher, must have worked in the last 5 years:
Candidates without a 4-year degree, must have worked in the last 5 years:
Candidates who are provisionally certified must submit a complete resume documenting applicable work experience, with references and authorization to verify in order to receive full certification in IPC EMS Program Management.
The CEPM credential expires after four years. To be recertified, CEPMs must submit a resume, with references and authorization to verify, documenting continued industry experience and education. To qualify for re-certification, applicants must have either a total of 24 months experience in the electronics manufacturing industry since receiving full certification or successfully complete the IPC EMS Program Management Certification exam.
Registrant must cancel at least one business day prior to the start of the segment for which he/she has registered in order to receive a full refund. Registrant failing to cancel will forfeit his/her registration fee. A registration may be transferred to another individual at any time without penalty. Registrant must complete all four segments within a 12-month time frame or he/she will be charged an additional $500 per segment he/she needs to complete.
Contact Ariella Greenberg by e-mail AriellaGreenberg@ipc.org or +1 847-597-2884.
Todd Braun, CEPM, Phoenix International
Mike Hoak, Program Manager
Bob Vetter, Program Manager
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