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Re-certification

EMD Recertification Requirements

Academy Certification is valid for two years unless revoked or suspended. Your continued affiliation with the Academy relies upon your support of the Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics and upon your participation in the Continuing Dispatch Education program (CDE).

EMD recertification applications can be accepted as early as six months before expiration and as late as 90 days after the expiration date. If expiration is more than 90 days late the member must submit an expired certification waiver request and the Academy’s Lapsed Certification Policy will apply.

  1. Submit verification of 24 hours of CDE during the 2-year recertification period (see below). Each credit hour is based on 1 hour of participation.
  2. Submit a copy of a current, valid CPR card which meets National Safety Council, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, European Resuscitation Council, or equivalent standards;
  3. Successfully complete the Academy's "open protocol" 50 question correspondence recertification exam with a score of at least 80 percent; (retests are available for a $30 fee)
  4. Submit your fee of $50 (for your dues, newsletter subscription, postage, & test processing) with a completed recertification application. If you attend a recertification course approved by the Academy, this fee is sometimes included in the tuition for the course.

For the status of your application, call the Academy at 1-800-960-6236 or 801-359-6916 (intl). You will receive an application and exam by mail.

Please call for more information.

 

EFD Recertification Requirements

Academy Certification is valid for two years unless revoked or suspended. Your continued affiliation with the Academy relies upon your support of the Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics and upon your participation in the Continuing Dispatch Education program (CDE).

EFD recertification applications can be accepted as early as six months before expiration and as late as 90 days after the expiration date. If expiration is more than 90 days late the member must submit an expired certification waiver request and the Academy’s Lapsed Certification Policy will apply.

  1. Submit verification of 24 hours of CDE during the 2-year recertification period (see below). Each credit hour is based on 1 hour of participation.
  2. Successfully complete the Academy's "open protocol" 50 question correspondence recertification exam with a score of at least 80 percent; (retests are available for a $30 fee)
  3. Submit your fee of $50 (for your dues, newsletter subscription, postage, & test processing) with a completed recertification application. If you attend a recertification course approved by the Academy, this fee is sometimes included in the tuition for the course.

For the status of your application, call the Academy at 1-800-960-6236 or 801-359-6916 (intl). You will receive an application and exam by mail.

Please call for more information.

 

EPD Recertification Requirements

Academy Certification is valid for two years unless revoked or suspended. Your continued affiliation with the Academy relies upon your support of the Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics and upon your participation in the Continuing Dispatch Education program (CDE).

EPD recertification applications can be accepted as early as six months before expiration and as late as 90 days after the expiration date. If expiration is more than 90 days late the member must submit an expired certification waiver request and the Academy’s Lapsed Certification Policy will apply.

  1. Submit verification of 24 hours of CDE during the 2-year recertification period (see below). Each credit hour is based on 1 hour of participation.
  2. Successfully complete the Academy's "open protocol" 50 question correspondence recertification exam with a score of at least 80 percent; (retests are available for a $30 fee)
  3. Submit your fee of $50 (for your dues, newsletter subscription, postage, & test processing) with a completed recertification application. If you attend a recertification course approved by the Academy, this fee is sometimes included in the tuition for the course.

For the status of your application call the Academy at 1-800-960-6236 or 801-359-6916 (intl). You will receive an application and exam by mail.

Please call for more information.

 

An Important Message from the Board of Certification

Effective October 1, 2012, the IAED stopped accepting ED-Q recertification exams based on the outdated Scoring Standards (Medical Edition 8 and Fire and Police Edition 3). This is in line with the 2011 release of the Performance Standards (Medical Edition 9 and Fire and Police Edition 4), which replaced the Scoring Standards process for case evaluation.

It has become clear that not all agencies received this information in a timely fashion. We sincerely regret any inconvenience this has caused.

If any of your personnel are due to recertify as an ED-Q, please ensure that they obtain and complete the 50-question recertification exam utilizing the new Performance Standards as reference.

If this process has in any way affected your Accreditation or Re-Accreditation application, please contact Kim Rigden, Associate Director of Accreditation, at kim.rigden@emergencydispatch.org

 

 

ED-Q Recertification Requirements

The Academy's Board of Trustees requires the following for ED-Q recertification every two years:

  1. Verification of current Academy certification. (Taking the ED-Q course will qualify you for EMD, EFD, or EPD recertification if necessary, but will require the submission of your ED-Q card and the $50 recertification fee).
  2. Demonstrated understanding of all current ED-Q Performance Standards by completing the ED-Q recertification exam with a score of at least 80%. (Retests are available by phone for $30)
  3. Verification of employment in dispatch case review for at least 12 months out of the 24 month recertification period OR verification of reviewing at least 50 cases provided by any EPDS-licensed agency
  4. Verification of EMD-, EFD-, or EPD-specific continuing dispatch education (CDE); a minimum of 30 CDE hours (26 hours of EMD, EFD, or EPD plus 4 hours of ED-Q) are required during each 2-year period. The 4 ED-Q hours must be specific to medical, fire, or police protocol, but they are not subject to maximum limitations. Each credit hour is based on one hour of participation.
  5. Signed recertification application form for ED-Q, verifying your agreement to abide by the Academy's Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics, and professional practice standards.
  6. Payment of additional $50 processing and development fee ($100 to renew both emergency dispatcher and ED-Q certifications at the same time). Note: The EMD, EFD, or EPD recertification test is not necessary if you take the ED-Q test.
**Required CDE for ED-Q Certifications
CDE   * HOURS
 
1st Certification   30 + CPR for EMD
2nd Certification   40 + CPR for EMD
3rd Certification   50 + CPR for EMD

 

**Multiple ED-Q Recertification Pricing
    PRICE
 
EMD-Q, EFD-Q, or EPD-Q individually   $100
Combination of two (i.e., EMD-Q and EFD-Q)   $160
Combination of three (i.e., EMD-Q, EFD-Q, and EPD-Q)   $200

 

 

How to recertify:

  • ED-Q courses are available at various locations throughout the year. For more information or to find a class near you, visit the online course list.
  • The Academy offers an optional "ED-Q Recertification and Refresher Course" at the annual Navigator conference. This course is updated and repeated each year. Registration is $250 and includes the $50 recertification fee. Assuming current employment and dispatcher certification, successful completion covers the requirements listed above. Anyone holding current ED-Q certification is eligible to attend.
  • Those choosing not to attend this course may complete the ED-Q recertification exam and application through the mail.

Re-certification forms are available directly from the Academy. Please call for more information.