Presentation on theme: "USAES Credentialing Program and National Credentials COL Jason Smallfield, PMP, CFM SGM Jon Meyer, Program POC 19 FEB 14."— Presentation transcript:
1USAES Credentialing Program and National Credentials COL Jason Smallfield, PMP, CFM SGM Jon Meyer, Program POC19 FEB 14
2Agenda Professional certifications Certified Manager PurposeUSAES Credentialing ProgramUSACE Campaign PlanRegimental Campaign PlanWhy certify?Engineer Officer skill identifiersProfessional OrganizationsSAMEConstruction Management Association of AmericaNational Society of Professional EngineersThe Infrastructure Security PartnershipInternational Facility Management AssociationAEAPMIInstitute of Certified Professional ManagersGreen Building Certification InstituteAssociation of Energy EngineersProfessional certificationsFundamentals of Engineering (FE)Professional Engineer (P.E.)Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)Project Management Professional (PMP)Certified ManagerCertified Construction Manager (CCM)Certified Facility Manager (CFM)Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED AP)Certified Energy Manager (CEM)Outline for each certificationSponsorEligibility requirementsCertification processExamCertificationContinuing education requirementsLocal chaptersPotential MentorsQuestions/Discussion
3PurposeProvide SAME members with professional certification information and to generate discussion on what SAME can do to facilitate member certification.
4USAES Credentialing Pilot Program Strategic GuidancePresident’s “We Can’t Wait” InitiativePayment of Professional Credentialing Expenses for Military Members 16 JUL 09Army Transition Policy 29 AUG 11National Defense Authorization Act Credentialing Act 22 AUG 12)Army Credentialing Program 18 DEC 12Five Phase Multi Year PlanResearch: FY13 completeCadre (create mentors): FY14 ongoingStudent (build Regt capacity): late FY 14 for ALC, SLC, WOBC, WOAC, EBOLC, ECCCPME Synchronization: FY15-19Sustainment: Post FY19Endstate: Soldiers provided an opportunity to receive civilian credentialing or licensing commensurate with MOS skills and management experience they acquire during service.One year pilot program based on four selected credentialsCertified Construction Manager (CCM)Project Management Professional (PMP)Certified Assistant in Project Management (CAPM)Certified Manager (CM)Using initial projections, 220 Engineer Soldiers will be afforded the opportunity to obtain credentials at an estimated cost of $204,985, anticipated FY14 start date.Introduction and overview of pilot program for Engineer Regiment Soldiers attending PME. (Participant completion of credentials is not expected during PME) ALC, SLC, WOAC, WOBC, EOBC, ECCCSelection of best qualified candidates with reasonable assistance/mentorship provided in the attainment of selected credential.Engineer School Lead for Credentialing will provide oversight of applicant’s enrollment and completion of selected credential.Credentials offered to instructors and key personnel IOT provide credentialed mentors.SEP 2013 – TRADOC signed the credentialing policy authorizing Active and Reserve Soldiers the opportunity to test for nationally recognized credentials and certificationsFunding is our next milestone. Contract packets are being developed and will be ready for submission upon approval of funds.Possibility of USACE providing $28K to get cadre members startedDOTLD lead, SGM Meyer, is developing the USAES credentialing policy letter which will need legal reviewg is assuredFuture efforts and focus for the Engineer School Credentialing effort will include continued gap assessments between MOS qualification and civilian certification.Partnership with civilian trade entities is a key component in overcoming current gaps between Military and Civilian qualification.Partnership with Academic institutions IOT provide degree plans and credit for military knowledge and experience.Continuous search of employment opportunities for transitioning Soldiers. Inclusion of all proponents in support of the Engineer Regiment Credentialing Effort.Request TRADOC and/or MSCoE funds to initiate program
5Why Certify? USACE and USAES Campaign Plans Credibility Assure professional excellenceEstablish and maintain standardsPromote the value added of the professionInfluence the future direction of the professionDistinguish yourself (promotion, duty assignment, civilian money, interview screening)Demonstrate leadership and initiativeNetworkingPost military employment
6USACE Campaign Plan What will YOU do to make USACE GREAT? Goal 1 USACE VisionUSACE MissionGREAT isA GREAT engineering force of highlydisciplined people working with our partnersthrough disciplined thought and actionto deliver innovative and sustainable solutionsto the Nation’s engineering challenges.Provide vital public engineering servicesin peace and war to strengthen ourNation’s security, energize the economyand reduce risks from disasters.• Delivering superior performance.• Setting the standard for the profession.• Making a positive impact on the Nation and other nations.• Being built to last by having a strong "bench" of educated,trained, competent, experienced, and certified professionals.Goal 1Goal 2Goal 3Goal 4Deliver USACE support to combat,stability and disaster operationsthrough forward deployed andreach back capabilities.Deliver enduring and essential waterresource solutions through collaborationwith partners and stakeholders.Deliver innovative, resilient,sustainable solutions to theArmed Forces and the Nation.Build and cultivate a competent,disciplined, and resilient team equippedto deliver high quality solutions.Objective 1a:Objective 2a:Objective 3a:Objective 4a:Deliver sustainable infrastructure viaconsistent and effective militaryconstruction & real estatesupport to customers.Ready, responsiveand reliable.Deliver integrated, sustainable,water resources solutions.Identify, develop, maintain, andstrengthen technical competencies .Objective 1b:Objective 2b:Objective 3b:Objective 4b:Implement collaborativeapproaches to effectivelysolve water resource problems.Improve protection, resilienceand lifecycle investmentin critical infrastructure.Communicatestrategicallyand transparently.Support the Operatingand Generating Force.Objective 1c:Objective 2c:Objective 3c:Objective 4c:Establish human resources and familysupport programs that promote readiness and quality of life.Implement streamlined andtransparent regulatory processesto sustain aquatic resources.Deliver reliable infrastructureusing a risk-informed assetmanagement strategy.Standardize businessprocesses.Objective 1d:Objective 2d:Objective 3d:Objective 4d:Develop and apply innovativeapproaches to deliveringquality infrastructure.Establish tools and systems to getthe right people in the right jobs,then develop and retain this highly skilled workforce.Institutionalize USACE capabilities ininteragency policy and doctrine.Enable GulfCoast recovery.AS OF: 26 July 2010
7Regimental Campaign Plan Capabilities“Interdependent Disciplines”CBT ENGGEN ENGGEOS ENGTrain Engineer WarriorsTrain Engineer WarriorsUSAES2020F1-021st BdeCDRExpert engineer SoldiersSLCRedesignand ExpansionT1-03D1-12En MOSConsolid.D1-16D1-17EBOLCAsmtReview1E Mission&ORGDOTLDA profession of adaptive Engineer LeadersDevelop Engineer LeadersP2-02AccEnALML2-06F2-07GeospTngExpanT2-09WOESRdesnCmmnFmwkOfScenarioT2-14T/P2-19CoopDegreeProgT2-24EnTrngMangtT/P2-25CredENGT2-26DACProfDevlpInstCEHC/CIEDTngT/L2-30P2-31T/L2-32D2-33ProfOfArmsEng RegimentDevelopW1-W7TRN StrategyInstJIM-IAUSACEACEngineer UnitsAble to WinCurrent FightSupport Current and Shaping OperationsExpL2IProgramL3-10RegimentalReachbackO3-11USAESSPT toARFORGENT3-12SOFSPTT3-13DevelopBroadeningAssignmentsT3-14Soldier2020T3-1712Y125DMoveT3-22120A125DRelookT3-23T3-24BEBIMPO3-25TotalForceINTGA profession and Regiment of Great Engineers that provides the Army with the military engineer expertise and capabilities to enable freedom of action for ground force commanders to successfully execute decisive actionCurrent and Relevant DoctrineDSCASPTO4-41AGEO/M4-09DCAdaptive Engineer Capabilities PackagesAlgnDoc2015O4-01Develop Engineer Capabilities for DABaseCampPropD/O4-07GEOINTCellImpltD/O4-08MILWorkingDogsO/M4-11RetestFieldSpiderM4-13M4-25EnvrnIntgSustD/O4-29O4-34EAB RdsgnM113/BradleyD/O4-35SearchD4-37TAA17-21Army2020M4-38DCHandHeldDetectorUpgradeP4-39DoctrineSponsorProgramP4-40ExploreALTFUNDO4-42DEVJIM-IAPTOperationalized emerging technologiesEnhance Sense of RegimentF5-05p5-15ImplementNCO 2020Hist of EN in OIFP5-14RCSMCohesive Regiment proud of its serviceKM
8Engineer Officer Skill Identifiers 1 NOV 11Sapper Leader (S4): SLC Graduate; PL in BCT EN Co, Sapper Co, MAC, CC1 APR 13Facilities Planner (W1); DegreeGeospatial Engineer Officer (W2); DegreeProfessional Engineer (W3); Pass PE Exam and maintain PE registrationDegreed Engineer (W4); DegreeProject Management Professional (W5); Bachelor’s degree, pass PMP exam, maintain certificationProject Engineer (W6); DAU COR course, DPW Qual Assur Course, 1-2 day refresher COR every 3-5 yearsEnvironmental Officer (W7); Bachelor’s degree, USAES Environ Officer Course, Master’s Degree
9Professional Organizations Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)the premier professional military engineering association in the United States, unites architecture, engineering, construction (A/E/C), facility management and environmental entities and individuals in the public and private sectors to prepare for—and overcome—natural and manmade disasters, and to improve security at home and abroad.Army Engineer Association (AEA)a member-based, non-profit corporation specifically organized to facilitate cohesion, interaction, and networking within the United States Army Corps of Engineers total family of soldiers, civilians, family members, and alumni.
10Professional Organizations Project Management Institute (PMI)A not-for-profit professional organization for the project management profession with the purpose of advancing project management.International Facility Management Association (IFMA)A member-centric association that exists to guide and develop facility management professionals by providing exceptional services, products, resources and opportunities. In support of its members, IFMA promotes the facility management profession through education, credentialing, government relations, leadership opportunities, publishing, recognizing excellence, research and standards development.
11Professional Organizations Construction Management Association of AmericaNorth America’s only organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of professional construction and program management.National Society of Professional Engineersthe organization of licensed Professional Engineers (PEs) and Engineer Interns (EIs). NSPE enhances the image of its members and their ability to ethically and professionally practice engineering.The Infrastructure Security Partnershipa non-profit partnership to be a national asset facilitating dialogue on domestic infrastructure security and offering sources of technical support and sources for comment on public policy, related to the security of the nation's built environment.
12Professional Organizations Institute of Certified Professional ManagersFounded in 1974 by the National Management Association and the International Management Council, the Institute was created to provide a formal program of management training to first line supervisors and to enhance recognition of management as a profession
13Professional Organizations Green Building Certification InstituteRecognizes excellence in green building practice and performance globally through its third party certification services and professional credentials supporting market transformation.Association of Energy EngineersInformation and networking in the fields of energy engineering and energy management, renewable and alternative energy, power generation, energy services, sustainability, and all related areas. Membership base of over 15,000 professionals in 84 countries, widely recognized energy certification programs. Network of 72 local chapters located throughout the U.S. and abroad.
14Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Sponsor: National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)Eligibility requirements: BS engr/hard science ABET instituteApplication process: documented work experience, character referencesFundamental of Engineering (FE) Exam: 70%<Certification: Varies by state, 8 hr exam, references allowed, breadth/depth portionsContinuing education requirements:varies by state, 2 yrs, $80, reciprocity, professional liability insurance (PLI)Varies by state: 16 PDH, 1.6 CEULocal chapters: National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers
15Professional Engineer Sponsor: National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)Eligibility requirements: BS engr/hard science ABET institute, FE, 4 years work experience (varies)Application process: documented work experience, character referencesPrincipals and Practice of Engineering Exam:Certification: Varies by state, 8 hr exam, references allowed, breadth/depth portionsContinuing education requirements:varies by state, 2 yrs, $80, reciprocity, professional liability insurance (PLI)Varies by state: 16 PDH, 1.6 CEULocal chapters: National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers
16Certified Associate in Project Management Sponsor: Project Management Institute (PMI)Eligibility requirementsApplication process: 90 days to complete once start, 24 hours review, pay credential fees, 1 year to take exam (3x one year)CAPM examFee: $225 (PMI), $300 (non PMI)Exam: 3 hours, 150 multiple choice questions (135/15)PMBOK Chapters: 3 (15%), 4 (12%), 5 (11%), 6 (12%), 7 (7%), 8 (6%), 9 (8%), 10 (6%), 11 (9%), 12 (7%), 13 (7%)Certification: 5 years ($225/$300 renewal)Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR)Local chapter: St Louis or Springfield
17CAPM Eligibility Requirements Educational BackgroundProject Management ExperienceProject Management EducationSecondary degree (HS)AND at least 1500 hours of project experienceOR23 hours of project management education by time sit for exam
18Project Management Professional Sponsor: Project Management Institute (PMI)Eligibility requirementsApplication processPMP examFee: $405 (PMI), $555 (non PMI)Exam: 4 hours, 200 multiple choice questions (175/25)Core Areas: initiation (13%), planning (24%), executing (30%), monitor/controlling (25%), closing (8%)Certification: 3 yearsContinuing Certification Requirements (CCR)Local chapter: St Louis or Springfield
19PMP Eligibility Requirements Educational BackgroundProject Management ExperienceProject Management EducationSecondary degreeMin 5 years/60 months unique non over lapping experience w/ 7,500 hours leading and directing35 contact hours formal educationOR4 year degreeMin 3 years/36 months unique non over lapping experience w/ 4,500 hours leading and directing
20PMP Application Process Application submission: 90 days to complete after startReview: 5 daysPayment: Online or postal mail (can not schedule exam until pay). Credit card, check, money order, wire transfer.Audit Process: 90 days to submit if selectedExam Eligibility:1 year from date of application3 tries in one yearCertification Cycle: begins day you pass the examCredential Maintenance: 60 PDU in 3 yearsCredential Renewal: 60 PDU and payCredential Suspension: 1 year periodCredential Expiration: After 1 year suspension
21PMP CCR Professional Development Units (PDU) Education (no max number) 60 PDUs in 3 year cycleEducation (no max number)CoursesContinuing EducationSelf Directed LearningGiving Back to the Profession (max 45 PDUs)Creating New Project Management KnowledgeVolunteer ServiceWork as a Professional in Project Management
22Certified Construction Manager Sponsor: Construction Management Association of AmericaEligibility requirementsApplication process: Complete application, document 48 months, meet additional requirementCCM examFee: $275Exam: 5 hours, Passing 65-66% by modified Angoff MethodCore Areas: 7Continuing education: 3 years, $200, professional involvement and professional developmentLocal chapters: St Louis
23Certified Construction Manager Pre DesignDesignProcurementConstructionPost-ConstructionProject ManagementCost ManagementTime ManagementQuality ManagementContract ManagementSafety ManagementThis matrix represents the functions/roles of a Construction Manager during project phases as defined by CMAA in its publication CM Standards of Practice. The grey areas represent the MINIMUM qualifying experience for the 48 month CM experience. This is cumulative experience; you do not need 48 months in each area. In order to enroll in the program, you MUST have experience in the grey areas. If you do not have the requisite experience, please do not submit an application at this time.There are 30 possible experience areas; for each function/role and phase ask yourself the following question:Did the decisions that you were empowered to make directly impact the successful completion of the project and were you directly responsible in charge of construction management services and for protecting the interests of the project/owner?If you can answer "yes "to both parts of the question, then select the checkbox in that area; if you answer "no" then do not check that box.To qualify for the program, you MUST be able to answer "yes" to all of the required areas as marked by the brackets. If you cannot answer "yes" to the required areas, then do not submit an application at this time. You will be asked to verify this experience in the project attachments in the application.
24CCM Application ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: An undergraduate (4-year BA/BS level) or graduate qualifying degree.A 2-year undergraduate qualifying degree (AA/AS level) AND 4 years experience in general design/construction. (This experience is in addition to the 48 month CM requirement.)No degree in construction management, architecture, engineering or construction science AND 8 years experience in general design/construction. (This experience is in addition to the 48-month CM requirement.)
25CCM Exam Areas Project Management 15% Cost Management 15% Time Management 16%Contract Administration 19%Quality Management 11%Professional Practice 9%Safety & Risk Management 15%
26Certified ManagerSponsor: Institute of Certified Professional ManagersEligibility requirements: CM Program Eligibility Worksheet (10 pts; 3 education, 4 experience)Education: HS (1 pt), College (1 pt/yr), other cert (1 pt; 2 max), management training (1 pt / 40 hours)Experience: full time or military (1 pt/yr), non mgmt (.5 pt/yr)Application process: online, abide by ethics and meet eligibility standardsCM exams (3)Fee: $745 + S/H (bundle) or $265/module or $495 (no study manuals)Exam: 2 hour examExamsManagement Skills I: Foundations of ManagementManagement Skills II: Planning and OrganizingManagement Skills III: Leading and ControllingContinuing education: Recertify annually (fee + 4 PD)Local chapter: ??
27Certified Facility Manager Sponsor: International Facility Management Association (IFMA)Eligibility requirementsApplication process: document work experience to include employer/supervisor contact information, education, continuing education, references, and essayCFM exam (VA benefits, military discount)Fee: $550 (IFMA), $815 (non IFMA)Exam: 4 hours, 180 multiple choice questionsCore Areas (9)Certification: 3 yearsCertification Maintenance Worksheet (120 pts in 2/4 categories)Local chapter: St Louis
28CFM Eligibility Requirements EducationExperience with FMPExperience w/o FMPFM Master’s or bachelor’s degree from IFMA Accredited Degree Program3 yearsRelated bachelor’s degree4 yearsNon related bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree5 yearsSome post secondary education8 years
29CFM Core Areas Planning and project management Operations and maintenanceReal estateQuality assessment and innovationLeadership and managementHuman and environmental factorsFinanceCommunicationTechnology
30Certification Maintenance Worksheet Practice (60 pts max)Full time practicing FM (20/year)Provide FM consultation (100 hrs = 1 pt)Continuing Education (60 pts max)1 – 3 competency programs (2 day = 15 pts, 3 day = 20 pts)1-3 conferences (3 days/20 pts per conf; max 60 pts)Seminar attendance (1 pt = 1 hr)Professional Involvement (60 pts max)Membership FM association (5 pts/year/association)Leadership position in association (20 pts/year)CFM mentoring program (5 pts/person/year)Development of the profession (60 pts max)Workshop presenter (5 pts each; 30 pt max)Publish article (15 pts each; 30 pt max)
31LEED and SDD Training Course U.S. Army Fort Hood Levels ofLEEDRatingsGreen Buildingsare certified at LEED rating levels.USG has fourLEED version 3.0 of LEED.Platinum: 80+ pointsGold: pointsSilver: pointsCertified: pointsThe LEED Rating System is flexible, not a ‘one-sized fits all’ approachThere are a few prerequisites all projects must meet in the Rating System, and beyond that project teams can choose which credits to pursue based on their environmental and performance goals as long as they meet the minimum threshold for certificationThere are 4 different thresholds for LEED certification to recognize varying levels of achievement: Certified, Silver, Gold and PlatinumTest
32LEED and SDD Training Course U.S. Army Fort Hood Categories of LEED RatingsLEEDfor New ConstructionLEEDfor CommercialInteriorsWe need LEED Accredited Professionals expertise to design and construct LEED buildingsLEEDfor ExistingBuildingsLEEDfor Core & ShellNEWPROGRAMSLEEDfor HomesLEEDfor NeighborhoodDevelopmentHealthcareLaboratoriesRetailMulti-building CampusesMulti-family ResidentialLEEDfor SchoolsTest
33LEED AP WWW.GBCI.ORG Credentialing Maintenance - 30 hours total every two year cycle for LEED AP.
34LEED AP Sponsor: US Green Building Council Eligibility requirements: 18 years old; Experience OR Employment OR EducationApplication process: letter of attestation; 5-7% auditCCM examFee: $150-$200Exam: 2 hour examDomains and corresponding knowledge areasContinuing education: 30 CE hours every two yearsLocal chapter: ??
35LEED AP Domains Synergistic Opportunities and LEEP Application Process Project Site FactorsWater ManagementProject Systems and Energy ImpactsAcquisition, Installation, and Management of Project MaterialsStakeholder Involvement in InnovationProject Surroundings and Public Outreach
36Step 1 - Create a member login Army Password: F6638ITJKITARAOStep 2 – Join a LEED Project Team to gain experienceStep 3 – Study for the Exam with a LEED Reference GuideStep 4 – Register for and take the ExamStep 5 – Credentialing Maintenance (30 hrs in 2 years)
37Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Sponsor: Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)Eligibility requirementsApplication processMust attend AEE's preparatory CEM training seminars (40 hrs)$1,695 AEE members, government, and non-profit organizations$1,895 Non AEE members and non-government personnelFee:$300 (immediately after 40 hrs training seminar)$400 (at remote testing center following completion of 40 hrs seminar)Exam: 4 hrs (open-book)Core Areas: CODES/STANDARDS, ENERGY ACCOUNTING, AUDITS AND INSTRUMENTATION, ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, HVAC SYSTEMS, MOTORS AND DRIVES, BUILDING ENVELOPE, CHP SYSTEMS and RENEWABLE ENERGY, FUEL SUPPLY AND PRICING, BUILDING AUTOMATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS, THERMAL STORAGE SYSTEMS, LIGHTING SYSTEMS, BOILER AND STEAM SYSTEMS, MAINTENANCE AND COMMISSIONING, ESPC and MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATIONCertification: every 3 years ($300 after first 3 years)Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR)-10 credits are required.Local chapter:??
38CEM Eligibility Requirements Educational BackgroundManagement Experience4-year degree in engineering or architecture; years of experience in energy engineeringOR AND or energy managementProfessional Engineer (P.E.)or Registered Architect (R.A.)4-year degree in environmental science, years of experience in energy engineeringphysics or earth science AND or energy management4-year degree in business years of experience in energy engineering(or related field) AND or energy management2-year energy management years of experience in energy engineeringassociate's degree AND or energy management2-year technical years of experience in energy engineering10+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management
39Potential Mentors FE/PE CAPM/PMP CCM CM CFM COL Jason Smallfield Todd Messenger, DOICAPM/PMPCOL Jason SmallfieldCCM??CMCFMCOL Jason SmallfieldLEEP AP??CEM
40SAME Chapter Impacts Support USACE goals / objectives Support Regimental goals / objectivesGrow local engineers professionallyGrow local SAME chapter