Certified Healthcare Emergency Power Professional (CHEPP®)
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently released the 2021 edition of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code®, and the 2022 edition of NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems.
Online Class: 06/01/23 – 07/30/23
Program Fee: $399
What is the CHEPP?
The Certified Healthcare Emergency Power Professional (CHEPP®) program highlights your experience and knowledge of emergency power supply systems (EPSS) in the healthcare industry. We encourage you to identify yourself as a Certified Healthcare Emergency Power Professional (CHEPP®) upon completing the CHEPP online program. Use your CHEPP® designation after your name and incorporate your certification into your resume or curriculum vitae.
There are 170+ different Emergency Power Supply System (EPSS) requirements. The CHEPP® ensures you understand these requirements. In the creation of the CHEPP® program, MGI used the following references:
- 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
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) 42 CFR 482.15
- The Joint Commission – Environment of Care (E.C.) Section
- DNV Healthcare – Physical Environment (P.E.) Section
How do I Register?
Registration is now open for our June 1, 2023, online class. Students receive a “Welcome Email” with login credentials and instructions before the class begins. Students have 60 days to complete the training and take the certification exam. Students receiving a 70% on the final will immediately receive access to their CHEPP® certificate.
Next Class Session: June 1 – July 30, 2023**
Registration Closes: May 25, 2023
Price: $399 per student
Group discounts are available. Please contact us for more information.
Class is LIMITED to fifty (50) people.*
*Class size is limited to ensure student support.
**Registration is confirmed when payment is received.
Is this class for me?
Motor and Generator Institute created the Certified Healthcare Emergency Power Professional (CHEPP®) certification program for individuals working in a healthcare facility and responsible for proper operation, maintenance, and testing of an emergency power supply system (EPSS). An MGI certification shows you are well-versed in current codes and standards, manufacturer recommendations, and AHJ requirements.
New sections include
- Diesel Fuel Management –Diesel fuel quality is essential in good engine life and performance. Performing recommended fuel sampling and testing methods lead to better decision-making when determining whether to treat or clean your tank. Implementing preventative sampling and testing procedures is imperative for your Emergency Power Supply (EPS).
- Battery Chargers – Battery chargers not working correctly result in your batteries not receiving the necessary charge to perform their best. Therefore, it is imperative to take the utmost care of your chargers. Batteries are the number one reason an EPS fails to start.
- Hydrogen Fuel Cells – Dozens of countries have committed to net-zero emissions goals in the coming decades. The 2022 edition of NFPA 110 now includes a section on fuel cells. Hydrogen is advancing across numerous sectors, including power generation.
- Emergency Power Off – An EPO is a control mechanism for an emergency power supply (EPS) or “generator” intended to disconnect power and shut down the EPS. It’s a safety mechanism if the primary disconnect device is not accessible due to a fire or other unsafe condition. Any EPO system must be designed for the possibility of accidental activation and must minimize any reason for activation other than a life-threatening emergency.
What our students have to say
“I truly enjoyed the training and got a lot out of it using our emergency power supply system here as a template. Also, it has allowed me to push forward changes at our facility. Thank you” Brian, CHEPP
“Thank you for your program; it was well worth the money.“L.K., CHEPP
“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!”
About the Creator
Dan Chisholm, President of MGI Consulting Services, 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.
What does it cover?
- Codes and Standards: The CHEPP® covers all applicable paragraphs in the current editions of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code® (2012-2021 Edition), NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems (2010-2022 Edition), and current OSHA regulations.
- Safety: Make sure you follow NFPA and OSHA requirements for training and safety of personnel, including specific PPE recommendations.
- Maintenance: Each component of the EPSS (batteries, cooling, fuel, etc) requires specific tasks to be performed at certain intervals.
- Inspections: Performing a visual inspection of your EPSS on a weekly basis is a MUST. Use MGI’s weekly inspection checklist to discover issues before the next generator run.
- Testing: Monthly and triennial testing are essential to extending the life of your EPSS and uncovering under-performing items before the next emergency. Also, documentation is REQUIRED for AHJ compliance.
- Health Care Facilities: NFPA 99 requirements and breakdown of the Essential Electrical Distribution System (life safety, critical, and equipment branch) and what circuits belong to each.
How does it work?
The entire program is online and self-paced. However, the course is only open for 60 days. During the 60 days, students will have the opportunity to ask the instructor questions. Answers are posted for other students to view. The person asking the question will remain anonymous.
The certifications program contains multiple video lessons, a downloadable study guide, and practice questions. The final exam is timed (2-hrs) and open book. We recommend students have a copy of NFPA 99 and NFPA 110 with them during the exam.
Students who successfully pass the 50-question final exam are issued a certificate from Motor and Generator Institute. Print the certificate from our website for documentation and proof of training to the AHJ. Each student also receives the 37+ video online course and practice quizzes.
Once individuals have earned their certification, they may use it for professional communications, such as letterheads, office stationery, business cards, directory listings, and signatures.