Become a leader in the healthcare emergency power field. The Certified Healthcare Emergency Power Professional (CHEPP®) program is for anyone responsible for proper operation, maintenance, testing, and compliance of an emergency power supply system (EPSS) in a healthcare facility and seeking to highlight their experience in the industry.
Students have one (1) year from the date they begin the program to complete all the requirements and take the final examination. The final exam is open once a quarter, therefore you have four opportunities to pass the exam.
The Motor and Generator Institute: Certified Healthcare Emergency Power Professional (CHEPP®) certification provides many benefits:
- Competitive Advantage: Having the CHEPP® can set you apart from other professionals in your field, showing that you have a demonstrated commitment to understanding and excelling in emergency power supply systems. This can give you an advantage, which is particularly important with ever-increasing requirements and changing technology.
- Increase Earning Potential: Time and effort devoted to the CHEPP® show a commitment to professional development in the emergency power field. An MGI certification shows you are well versed in operation, maintenance, testing, and compliance requirements of an emergency power supply system (EPSS).
- Professional Credibility: Once an individual has earned the CHEPP® designation, that individual may use it for professional communications, such as letterheads, office stationery, business cards, directory listings, and in signatures. The CHEPP® demonstrates your commitment to superior professionalism, upholding industry standards, and continued learning.
The National Fire Protection Association recently released the NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, 2019 Edition. This February, Motor and Generator Institute will release the Emergency Power Supply System (EPSS): Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance Manual (2019 Edition). Beginning with the next exam window (March 1-30, 2019) questions will include the 2019 edition of NFPA 110, along with NFPA 99 (2012 Edition).
“Just wanted you to know that I have been studying the CHEPP course and WOW you did an excellent job with preparing and writing the study information. I have been in Facilities 20+ years and I am learning and growing professionally with your program. Thank you!”
-Dewayne Roark, Florida
“Thank you for the training program. I am proud to earn this designation and look forward to continuing my knowledge, but also help our industry progress and make our facilities safer!”
Odell Hall, CHEPP, Maryland
The CHEPP® exam is one-hundred (100) questions, open-book and timed. Students have two (2) hours (120 min) to complete the exam and earn their certification. Candidates will receive his/her score once the final examination has ended. Candidates must answer (70%) or more of the questions correctly to achieve a passing grade.
Next Exam Window: March 1 – 30, 2019
Motor and Generator Institute utilizes a third-party testing company to administer the exam. Each student is limited to two (2) attempts in passing the exam. If a third attempt is required, the student must wait until the next exam window.
Final Exam Breakdown
Operation and Maintenance
Monthly and Triennial Testing
Renewal of Certification
Attaining certification is an indication of mastery of a well-defined body of knowledge at a point in time. Periodic renewal of the certification is required to maintain certified status. Initial certification, or renewal of certification, is valid for three (3) years. To renew your certification, students must complete a 1-hour re-certification training course and exam. Certificate holders will be notified by email 90, 60, and 30 days from expiration. Students will be contacted using the email registered on the MGI website.
$299 (US) per student: Includes the Emergency Power Supply System (EPSS): Maintenance, Testing, and Compliance Manual, lesson videos (37), practice test, final examination, and certification. Once an individual has earned the CHEPP® designation, that individual may use it for professional communications, such as letterheads, office stationery, business cards, directory listings, and in signatures. Students have 365 days to complete the certification program.
Students MUST attain a copy of NFPA 110, Emergency and Standby Power Systems, and NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code (2012 edition). This text will be referred to during the training videos. A copy NFPA 110, 2010 or 2019 edition will suffice. Any differences between the two versions are noted.
Professional Standards of Conduct
A candidate, who has been accepted into the program, and/or a CHEPP® Certificate Holder by Motor and Generator Institute, agrees to conduct himself/herself in an ethical and professional manner. This includes demonstrating practice-related behavior that is indicative of professional integrity. By acceptance into the program and/or issuance of a certificate, the candidate or certified person agrees to do 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
- Avoid discriminating against any individual based on age, gender, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, or marital status
- Avoid conflicts of interest
- Abide by laws, rules, and regulations of duly authorized agencies regulating the industry
- Abide by rules and regulations governing programs conducted by MGI
An infraction is a misconduct for which acceptance into the program, granting of certification, or renewal of certification may be delayed or denied, or for which acceptance in the program or a certification may be revoked by Motor and Generator Institute.
About the Instructor
Motor and Generator Institute (MGI) was formed in 1995 by Dan Chisholm, Sr, CHEPP. Dan currently serves as the Chairman of the National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committees responsible for NFPA 110, Emergency and Standby Power Systems, NFPA 111, Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems, and a technical committee member of the Electrical Section of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, while also serving as a primary emergency power consultant to the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) and the Department of Defense.
Dan’s numerous speaking engagements have included addressing annual Healthcare Engineering Association meetings in 40 states and annual meetings of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) during the last 30 years. His publication credits include authoring Emergency Power Supply Systems white papers for the American Hospital Association, Joint Commission, CMS, FEMA, and the Veterans Administration.