CHEC Course 2021

It's official, the Training Center has reopened for business. NSPA will be bringing a Certified Healthcare Emergency Coordinator (CHEC) course to the area this spring! For those of you that are not familiar with this Course, it provides healthcare personnel with the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to respond to any emergency event including natural disaster, terrorism, large-scale disease outbreaks, and man-made incidents. Click here to learn more. 

This course is broken into two parts; Basic / CHEC Level 1 and Advanced / CHEC Level 2. 

Basic (CHEC Level 1) Course Overview: April 20-21, 2021
This is a 2-day lecture-based course. Upon completion of the Certified Healthcare Emergency Coordinator basic course, the healthcare emergency coordinator will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Make critical decisions needed to reduce the potential threats to life and property using an "all-hazards" approach to disaster management.
  • Understand the components of the overall healthcare system
  • Know the threats to the hospital and the community
  • Understand the emergency planning process
  • Understand emergency management principles
  • Lead others during an incident

Encouraged pre-requisites before attending this course:

  • FEMA IS-100 or IS-100.hcb: introduction to incident command system

The course focuses on 27 tasks and skills that have been identified as essential to the role of the Healthcare Emergency Coordinator and is delivered using lecture, facilitated discussions, performance-based training, and practical exercise instruction. Students will receive a student handbook and an e-resource containing comprehensive reference material.

Registration Link:
Enrollment Key: NSPA421


Advanced (CHEC Level 2) Course Overview: June 1 or June 2, 2021
The CHEC Level 2 is a single-day course that builds upon the basic course and focuses on:

  • The comprehensive Healthcare Emergency Management Program
  • The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)- building an EOP from the ground up
  • Conducting training exercises to evaluate and educate on the EOP
  • Basic CHEC required

Encouraged pre-requisites before attending this course:

  • FEMA IS-120 Introduction to Exercises
  • FEMA IS-235 Emergency Planning

NSPA will be hosting this course on two different days. Students will need to register for the course on the day that works best with their schedule.

Registration Link for June 1st Course:
Enrollment Key: NSPA6121

Registration Link for June 2nd Course:
Enrollment Key: NSPA6221


For questions or more information please contact:

Monica McCullough, Training & Exercise Coordinator | (540) 529-9694