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1 Unclassified USAES Credentialing Program and National Credentials COL Jason Smallfield, PMP, CFM SGM Jon Meyer, Program POC 19 FEB 14

2 Unclassified Purpose USAES Credentialing Program USACE Campaign Plan Regimental Campaign Plan Why certify? Engineer Officer skill identifiers Professional Organizations –SAME Construction Management Association of America National Society of Professional Engineers The Infrastructure Security Partnership International Facility Management Association –AEA –PMI –Construction Management Association of America –Institute of Certified Professional Managers –Green Building Certification Institute –Association of Energy Engineers Agenda Professional certifications Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Professional Engineer (P.E.) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified Manager Certified Construction Manager (CCM) Certified Facility Manager (CFM) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED AP) Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Outline for each certification –Sponsor –Eligibility requirements –Certification process –Exam –Certification –Continuing education requirements –Local chapters Potential Mentors Questions/Discussion

3 Unclassified Provide SAME members with professional certification information and to generate discussion on what SAME can do to facilitate member certification. 3 Purpose

4 Unclassified Program USAES Credentialing Pilot Program  Strategic Guidance  President’s “We Can’t Wait” Initiative  Payment of Professional Credentialing Expenses for Military Members 16 JUL 09  Army Transition Policy 29 AUG 11  National Defense Authorization Act Credentialing Act 22 AUG 12)  Army Credentialing Program 18 DEC 12  Five Phase Multi Year Plan  Research: FY13 complete  Cadre (create mentors): FY14 ongoing  Student (build Regt capacity): late FY 14 for ALC, SLC, WOBC, WOAC, EBOLC, ECCC  PME Synchronization: FY15-19  Sustainment: Post FY19  Endstate: 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 credentials  Certified 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.

5 Unclassified Why Certify? USACE and USAES Campaign Plans Credibility Assure professional excellence Establish and maintain standards Promote the value added of the profession Influence the future direction of the profession Distinguish yourself (promotion, duty assignment, civilian money, interview screening) Demonstrate leadership and initiative Networking Post military employment 5

6 Unclassified USACE Campaign Plan A GREAT engineering force of highly disciplined people working with our partners through disciplined thought and action to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to the Nation’s engineering challenges. Provide vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen our Nation’s security, energize the economy and 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. USACE Mission GREAT is Deliver USACE support to combat, stability and disaster operations through forward deployed and reach back capabilities. Ready, responsive and reliable. Deliver enduring and essential water resource solutions through collaboration with partners and stakeholders. Deliver innovative, resilient, sustainable solutions to the Armed Forces and the Nation. Build and cultivate a competent, disciplined, and resilient team equipped to deliver high quality solutions. Objective 1a: Objective 1b: Objective 1c: Objective 1d: Support the Operating and Generating Force. Establish human resources and family support programs that promote readiness and quality of life. Institutionalize USACE capabilities in interagency policy and doctrine. Objective 2a: Objective 2b: Objective 2c: Objective 2d: Deliver integrated, sustainable, water resources solutions. Implement collaborative approaches to effectively solve water resource problems. Implement streamlined and transparent regulatory processes to sustain aquatic resources. Enable Gulf Coast recovery. Deliver sustainable infrastructure via consistent and effective military construction & real estate support to customers. Improve protection, resilience and lifecycle investment in critical infrastructure. Deliver reliable infrastructure using a risk-informed asset management strategy. Develop and apply innovative approaches to delivering quality infrastructure. Identify, develop, maintain, and strengthen technical competencies. Communicate strategically and transparently. Standardize business processes. Establish tools and systems to get the right people in the right jobs, then develop and retain this highly skilled workforce. Objective 3a: Objective 3b: Objective 3c: Objective 3d: Objective 4a: Objective 4b: Objective 4c: Objective 4d: USACE Vision What will YOU do to make USACE GREAT? Goal 1 Goal 2 Goal 3 Goal 4 AS OF: 26 July 2010

7 Unclassified Train Engineer Warriors Develop Engineer Leaders Enhance Sense of Regiment Support Current and Shaping Operations Expert engineer Soldiers A profession of adaptive Engineer Leaders Cohesive Regiment proud of its service Adaptive Engineer Capabilities Packages Current and Relevant Doctrine Operationalized emerging technologies Regimental Campaign Plan Capabilities “Interdependent Disciplines” CBT ENG GEN ENG GEOS ENG A 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 action Eng Regiment USACE Engineer Units Able to Win Current Fight 1 st Bde CDR DOTLD DC RCSM AC Hist of EN in OIF P 5-14 F 5-05 KM Develop Engineer Capabilities for DA BEB IMP O 3-25 MIL Working Dogs O/M 4-11 Retest Field Spider M 4-13 TAA Army 2020 M 4-38 Base Camp Prop D/O 4-07 Algn Doc 2015 O 4-01 DC GEOINT Cell Implt D/O 4-08 AGE O/M 4-09 Hand Held Detector Upgrade P 4-39 Envrn Intg Sust D/O 4-29 O 4-34 EAB Rdsgn M113/ Bradley D/O 4-35 Search D 4-37 Exp L2I Program L 3-10 Regimental Reach back O 3-11 SOF SPT T 3-13 USAES SPT to ARFORGEN T 3-12 Develop Broadening Assignments T 3-14 ALM L 2-06 Cmmn Fmwk Of Scenario T 2-14 F 2-07 Geosp Tng Expan T 2-09 WOES Rdesn T/P 2-19 Coop Degree Prog T 2-24 En Trng Mangt P 2-02 Acc En T/P 2-25 Cred ENG T 2-26 DAC Prof Devlp Train Engineer Warriors 120A 125D Relook T 3-23 USAES 2020 F 1-02 Inst CEHC/CIED Tng T/L 2-30 SLC Redesign and Expansion T 1-03 D 1-12 En MOS Consolid. Soldier 2020 T Y 125D Move T 3-22 Doctrine Sponsor Program P 4-40 P 2-31 Develop W1-W7 TRN Strategy D 1-16 EBOLC Asmt D 1-17 Review 1E Mission &ORG T/L 2-32 Inst JIM-IA D 2-33 Prof Of Arms Total Force INTG M 4-25 DEV JIM-IA PT DSCA SPT O 4-41 Explore ALT FUND O 4-42 p 5-15 Implement NCO 2020 T 3-24

8 Unclassified Engineer Officer Skill Identifiers 1 NOV 11 –Sapper Leader (S4): SLC Graduate; PL in BCT EN Co, Sapper Co, MAC, CC 1 APR 13 –Facilities Planner (W1); Degree –Geospatial Engineer Officer (W2); Degree –Professional Engineer (W3); Pass PE Exam and maintain PE registration –Degreed Engineer (W4); Degree –Project Management Professional (W5); Bachelor’s degree, pass PMP exam, maintain certification –Project Engineer (W6); DAU COR course, DPW Qual Assur Course, 1-2 day refresher COR every 3-5 years –Environmental Officer (W7); Bachelor’s degree, USAES Environ Officer Course, Master’s Degree 8

9 Unclassified Professional 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. 9

10 Unclassified Professional 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. 10

11 Unclassified Professional Organizations Construction Management Association of America –North America’s only organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of professional construction and program management. National Society of Professional Engineers –the 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 Partnership –a 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. 11

12 Unclassified Professional Organizations Institute of Certified Professional Managers Founded 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 12

13 Unclassified Professional Organizations Green Building Certification Institute Recognizes excellence in green building practice and performance globally through its third party certification services and professional credentials supporting market transformation. Association of Energy Engineers Information 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. 13

14 Unclassified Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Sponsor: National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Eligibility requirements: BS engr/hard science ABET institute Application process: documented work experience, character references Fundamental of Engineering (FE) Exam: 70%< Certification: Varies by state, 8 hr exam, references allowed, breadth/depth portions Continuing education requirements: –varies by state, 2 yrs, $80, reciprocity, professional liability insurance (PLI) –Varies by state: 16 PDH, 1.6 CEU Local chapters: National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers 14

15 Unclassified Professional 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 references Principals and Practice of Engineering Exam: Certification: Varies by state, 8 hr exam, references allowed, breadth/depth portions Continuing education requirements: –varies by state, 2 yrs, $80, reciprocity, professional liability insurance (PLI) –Varies by state: 16 PDH, 1.6 CEU Local chapters: National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers 15

16 Unclassified Certified Associate in Project Management Sponsor: Project Management Institute (PMI) Eligibility requirements Application process: 90 days to complete once start, 24 hours review, pay credential fees, 1 year to take exam (3x one year) CAPM exam –Fee: $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 16

17 Unclassified CAPM Eligibility Requirements Educational Background Project Management Experience Project Management Education Secondary degree (HS)AND at least 1500 hours of project experience OR Secondary degree (HS)23 hours of project management education by time sit for exam 17

18 Unclassified Project Management Professional Sponsor: Project Management Institute (PMI) Eligibility requirements Application process PMP exam –Fee: $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 years Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Local chapter: St Louis or Springfield 18

19 Unclassified PMP Eligibility Requirements Educational Background Project Management Experience Project Management Education Secondary degreeMin 5 years/60 months unique non over lapping experience w/ 7,500 hours leading and directing 35 contact hours formal education OR 4 year degreeMin 3 years/36 months unique non over lapping experience w/ 4,500 hours leading and directing 35 contact hours formal education 19

20 Unclassified PMP Application Process Application submission: 90 days to complete after start Review: 5 days Payment: Online or postal mail (can not schedule exam until pay). Credit card, check, money order, wire transfer. Audit Process: 90 days to submit if selected Exam Eligibility: –1 year from date of application –3 tries in one year Certification Cycle: begins day you pass the exam Credential Maintenance: 60 PDU in 3 years Credential Renewal: 60 PDU and pay Credential Suspension: 1 year period Credential Expiration: After 1 year suspension 20

21 Unclassified PMP CCR Professional Development Units (PDU) –60 PDUs in 3 year cycle Education (no max number) –Courses –Continuing Education –Self Directed Learning Giving Back to the Profession (max 45 PDUs) –Creating New Project Management Knowledge –Volunteer Service –Work as a Professional in Project Management 21

22 Unclassified Certified Construction Manager Sponsor: Construction Management Association of America Eligibility requirements Application process: Complete application, document 48 months, meet additional requirement CCM exam –Fee: $275 –Exam: 5 hours, Passing 65-66% by modified Angoff Method –Core Areas: 7 Continuing education: 3 years, $200, professional involvement and professional development Local chapters: St Louis 22

23 Unclassified Certified Construction Manager Pre Design DesignProcurementConstructionPost- Construction Project Management Cost Management Time Management Quality Management Contract Management Safety Management 23

24 Unclassified CCM 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.) 24

25 Unclassified CCM Exam Areas Project Management 15% Cost Management 15% Time Management 16% Contract Administration 19% Quality Management 11% Professional Practice 9% Safety & Risk Management 15% 25

26 Unclassified Certified Manager Sponsor: Institute of Certified Professional Managers Eligibility 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 standards CM exams (3) –Fee: $745 + S/H (bundle) or $265/module or $495 (no study manuals) –Exam: 2 hour exam –Exams Management Skills I: Foundations of Management Management Skills II: Planning and Organizing Management Skills III: Leading and Controlling Continuing education: Recertify annually (fee + 4 PD) Local chapter: ?? 26

27 Unclassified Certified Facility Manager Sponsor: International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Eligibility requirements Application process: document work experience to include employer/supervisor contact information, education, continuing education, references, and essay CFM exam (VA benefits, military discount) –Fee: $550 (IFMA), $815 (non IFMA) –Exam: 4 hours, 180 multiple choice questions –Core Areas (9) Certification: 3 years Certification Maintenance Worksheet (120 pts in 2/4 categories) Local chapter: St Louis 27

28 Unclassified CFM Eligibility Requirements EducationExperience with FMPExperience w/o FMP FM Master’s or bachelor’s degree from IFMA Accredited Degree Program 3 years Related bachelor’s degree 3 years4 years Non related bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree 4 years5 years Some post secondary education 5 years8 years 28

29 Unclassified CFM Core Areas Planning and project management Operations and maintenance Real estate Quality assessment and innovation Leadership and management Human and environmental factors Finance Communication Technology 29

30 Unclassified Certification 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) 30

31 Unclassified Test Levels of LEED Ratings Green Buildings are certified at LEED rating levels. USG has four LEED version 3.0 of LEED. Platinum: 80+ points Gold: points Silver: points Certified: points

32 Unclassified Test Categories of LEED Ratings LEED for New Construction for Commercial Interiors for Existing Buildings for Core & Shell for Homes for Neighborhood Development for Schools Healthcare Laboratories Retail Multi-building Campuses Multi-family Residential NEW PROGRAMS We need LEED Accredited Professionals expertise to design and construct LEED buildings

33 Unclassified Credentialing Maintenance - 30 hours total every two year cycle for LEED AP. LEED AP

34 Unclassified LEED AP Sponsor: US Green Building Council Eligibility requirements: 18 years old; Experience OR Employment OR Education Application process: letter of attestation; 5-7% audit CCM exam –Fee: $150-$200 –Exam: 2 hour exam –Domains and corresponding knowledge areas Continuing education: 30 CE hours every two years Local chapter: ?? 34

35 Unclassified LEED AP Domains Synergistic Opportunities and LEEP Application Process Project Site Factors Water Management Project Systems and Energy Impacts Acquisition, Installation, and Management of Project Materials Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation Project Surroundings and Public Outreach 35

36 Unclassified Step 1 - Create a member login Army Password: F6638ITJKITARAO Step 2 – Join a LEED Project Team to gain experience Step 3 – Study for the Exam with a LEED Reference Guide Step 4 – Register for and take the Exam Step 5 – Credentialing Maintenance (30 hrs in 2 years)

37 Unclassified Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Sponsor: Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Eligibility requirements Application process –Must 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 personnel –Fee: $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 VERIFICATION Certification: every 3 years ($300 after first 3 years) Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR)-10 credits are required. Local chapter:?? 37

38 Unclassified CEM Eligibility Requirements Educational BackgroundManagement Experience 4-year degree in engineering or architecture; 3+ years of experience in energy engineering OR AND or energy management Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Registered Architect (R.A.) 4-year degree in environmental science, 4+ years of experience in energy engineering physics or earth science AND or energy management 4-year degree in business 5+ years of experience in energy engineering (or related field) AND or energy management 2-year energy management 6+ years of experience in energy engineering associate's degree AND or energy management 2-year technical 8+ years of experience in energy engineering associate's degree AND or energy management 10+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management 38

39 Unclassified Potential Mentors FE/PE –Todd Messenger, DOI CAPM/PMP –COL Jason Smallfield CCM –?? CM ?? 39 CFM COL Jason Smallfield LEEP AP ?? CEM ??

40 Unclassified SAME Chapter Impacts Support USACE goals / objectives Support Regimental goals / objectives Grow local engineers professionally Grow local SAME chapter 40

41 Unclassified Questions / Discussion 41


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