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Emergency Number Professional - ENP
Certification is a tool of a professional association to establish the benchmarks of performance that will signify a broad-based competence in the professional field. By successfully completing this certification program, you will:
ENP exams are scheduled four times annually for a two-week period each Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. The ENP examination will be administered on a daily basis during the two-week period, Monday through Saturday, at computer-based testing facilities throughout the US and Canada. Once you select "Find a Testing Center" under the "Test Taker/Candidates" option, be sure to select the National Emergency Number Association as the Sponsor of the exam.
Please register for the exam by submitting the Eligibility Application and the Testing Center application to NENA. You may schedule your exam once you receive confirmation from the Testing Center. Please do not register for the exam until you can commit to testing during the testing period you sign up for. Transfer between testing periods is only permitted on a case-by-case basis, and must be requested before the exam period begins.
GOALS OF CERTIFICATION
The NENA Executive Board first formed a Certification Committee in 1992 to explore the development of a certification program for individuals involved in emergency number program management. After a thorough review of the certification process, the Executive Board approved the Committee's recommendation to go forward with the establishment of an Emergency Number Professional Certification Program. This recommendation included several goals:
- To establish the comprehensive body of knowledge for Emergency Number Professionals.
- To promote a standard of competence for Emergency Number Professionals that will be recognized and accepted by the 9-1-1 profession, government agencies, the business community, and the general public.
- To ensure an awareness of current issues and developments in the 9-1-1 profession.
- To provide formal recognition of individuals for professional achievement.
- To encourage professional growth and enhance the self-esteem of Emergency Number Professionals.
Certification will be granted to those individuals who meet the eligibility requirements for admission to the examinations outlined in this handbook and who successfully pass the examination.
The following eligibility criteria have been established by the NENA Institute Board for determining if an individual is qualified to take the Emergency Number Professional (ENP) Certification Exam.
In order to sit for the ENP Certification Exam, a candidate must meet the following experience criteria:
A. Three years experience in Emergency Communications.
B. Three years experience with a commercial provider of Emergency Communications products and services.
Having satisfied the three-year minimum experience criterion, each candidate must accumulate a total of 10 points as follows:
Each additional year of experience (full-time equivalent) in Emergerncy Communications will count for 2 points, with a maximum of 10 points being granted.
College degrees will earn points as noted below:
Associate Degree 2 points
Bachelor Degree 4 points
Graduate Degree 6 points
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE
- NENA in-person courses completed (refer to the NENA web site for a list of current NENA courses) will earn 1 point each. A maximum of 4 points will be granted.
- Holding an office in NENA at the chapter or national level will earn 1 point, with a maximum of 1 point being granted.
- Other professional certifications (e.g. CEM) will earn 1 point, with a maximum of 1 point being granted.
|Exam Period||Exam Dates||Application Deadline|
|Summer 2011||July 23 - August 6, 2011||June 27, 2011|
|Fall 2011||October 8 - 22, 2011||September 12, 2011|
|Winter 2012||January 14 - 28, 2012||December 12, 2011|
|Spring 2012||April 7 - 21, 2012||March 12, 2012|
|Summer 2012||July 21 - August 4, 2012||June 25, 2012|
|Fall 2012||October 6 - 20, 2012||September 10, 2012|
The application will be evaluated by the ENP Certification Board. Candidates must accumulate a minimum of 10 points to qualify to sit for the exam. A candidate whose application has been accepted may sit for the exam at any designated test location.
Eligibility Application and Testing Centers are below
Testing Center Locations
- FEE SUMMARY
Examination Fee (includes a non-refundable $130 processing fee)
NENA Members $395 (US Dollars)
Non-members $475 (US Dollars)
|ENP exam Body Of Knowledge||64.52 KB|
|ENP Application Handbook||939.78 KB|
|ENP Reference Manual Order Form||57.43 KB|
|Request for Special Needs Accomodations||65.23 KB|
|ENP Testing Center Application (required)||178.2 KB|
|ENP Eligibility Application (required)||25.74 KB|
|New 2011 ENPs.pdf||64.75 KB|
|ENPs Alpha.pdf||575.94 KB|
|ENPs by state.pdf||570.29 KB|