TIEMS 2019 Education LogoTIEMS EDUCATION, TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

TIEMS believes that Education, Training and International Certification in Emergency Management and Disaster Response is the Key to Improved Resilience Worldwide and TIEMS is Initiating a Comprehensive International Education, Training and Certification Program in this field. TIEMS motto is:
Preparedness Saves Lives!
 
                                  TIEMS OVERALL EDUCATION, TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION GOALS
 
TIEMS EDUCATION GOALS
 
TIEMS INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION - TQCTM
 
The core in TIEMS Education initiative is TIEMS International Certification – TQC, which certifies Qualifications in International Emergency and Disaster Management.
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TQC FOR WHOM
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BENEFITS OF TQCTM CERTIFICATION

 Major natural and man-made disasters often extend beyond the borders of a single country. A country hit by a disaster can launch an appeal to the international community for help when it is unable to properly handle the consequences. TQC can act as the facilitator element in the cooperation's efforts between countries and organizations through the use of a common language and a common knowledge and understanding. Cooperation is also essential to prevention, and the exchange of good practices in prevention and preparedness is the backbone of such cooperation.
 
TQC COMPETENCE FOCUS

The scope of International Emergency and Disaster Management (IEDM) is as wide as the globe is round. TIEMS encourages TQC candidates to gain exposure to the many aspects that comprise the field. For the TQC certification process, TIEMS has focused on seven competence areas in international emergency and disaster management as shown in the figure below.

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This TQC Competence Focus was informed by a TIEMS survey, which asked international emergency management and disaster response community experts to give their opinion on the content and structure of TQC Certification. The report with the conclusions of this survey is found at the following link: TQC Survey Findings

TIEMS ACADEMY AND TQC LEARNING MATERIAL
 
TQC Applicants may acquire required Competencies anywhere they wish – past coursework or experience, independent study, or they may take on-line or in-person courses. As time goes by, TIEMS Academy will be providing access to an increasing number of courses relevant to TQC Competencies. TIEMS Academy will guide the TQC Certification Candidates to relevant teaching material for their preparation for the TQC Certification.

TQC CANDIDATE CERTIFICATION GUIDE

The TQC Candidate Certification Guide, will be available for the TQC Candidates, when they are logged into the TQC Web Platform. It provides the requirements and steps the Candidate has to go through on his/her way to TQC Certification, and include a wide range of references, together with a list of acronyms, covering many aspects of IEDM. Although the TQC exam will not cover all this material, it will help the candidate broaden their knowledge and better understand the exam topics. They also find references to the seven TQC Competence Areas, which the TQC Candidate needs to demonstrate knowledge in.

TQC ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE
 
Below figure show the TQC Application, Compliance and Examination process and relevant TQC Boards involved in the Candidate's TQC Certification process.
 
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TQC EXAMINATION AND TQC CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA

In order for the TQC candidates to take the TQC exam wherever they are worldwide, TIEMS has implemented on-line proctoring of the TQC candidates during their examination by using the ProctorFree solution. ProctorFree provides an accurate identification and authentication of the TQC exam candidate. For more information about ProctorFree please visit www.proctorfree.com.

TIEMS International Certification - TQC Certificate Diploma to be Awarded after the Candidate's successfully completion of the TQC Certification Exam.
 
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Details of TIEMS International Certification - TQC is found below, or if you already are ready to apply for TQC, Click Here!
 
HOW DOES TIEMS COLLECT AND USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

Herein, the term "personal data" refers to concept defined in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679

See TIEMS Privacy Policy  how TIEMS protect your personal data according to above EU Regulation.

Concerning the online proctoring during TQC examination, TIEMS cooperate with the company ProctorFree. ProctorFree is an authorized agent of TIEMS for purposes of receiving, storing and distributing personally identifiable information (PII) and education records under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), see: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

See also PoctorFree Privacy Policy.

 
TIEMS 2019 TQC LogoTIEMS INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION - TQCTM PROCESS
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 TQCTM PREREQUISITE AND DOCUMENTATION FOR TQCTM COMPLIANCE

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TQCTM EXAMINATION AND APPROVAL PROCESS

TQC Applicants may acquire required Competencies anywhere they wish – past coursework or experience, independent study, or they may take on-line or in-person courses. TIEMS Academy will be available to the Candidate, when logged into the TQC Web Platform, and here the Candidate will find some relevant courses for his/her preparation for the TQC Exam. As time goes by, TIEMS Academy will be filled up with more and more relevant courses.

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 TQCTM PROCTORING

In order for the TQC candidates to take the TQC exam wherever they are worldwide, TIEMS has implemented on-line proctoring of the TQC candidates during their examination by using the ProctorFree solution. ProctorFree provides an accurate identification and authentication of the TQC exam candidate. For more information about ProctorFree please visit www.proctorfree.com.

TQCTM Examination
TQCTM Re-Certification

The exam questions will focus on emergency management principles and practices reflected in the TQC Examination Competence Framework and background knowledge reflected in the TQC Candidate Certification Guide, which the Candidate get access to when logged into the TQC Platform. The TQC exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and 10 essay questions. TIEMS International Certification - TQC is valid for three (3) years.

TQC Certification is awarded for a three-year period, with re-certification efforts required prior to the end of the third year. The TQC Certification Board will notify the TQC-certified person at the beginning of their third year, asking them to submit the Re-Certification Form if s/he intends to maintain his/her certification. The TQC Certification Board will then evaluate the TQC-certified person’s experience, activity, and education/training during the 3 years TQC certification period, and, if they continue to be qualified, issues a Re-Certification Certificate, or asks the candidate to take the Re-Certification Exam. In the latter case, the evaluation will follow the same procedure, but simpler, as with a new TQC certification.   

 
TQCTM COST POLICY

TIEMS general policy is that education and certification in emergency and disaster management should be affordable by most, and therefore the cost of being TQC certified will be kept at a minimum, covering only the cost to TIEMS for offering and maintaining the TQC service.

It is required that before the TQC Certification Board will initiate the TQC certification process for the Applicant, the Applicant must become a TIEMS Member, and the Applicant need to pay the TQC Certification Fee before starting uploading documents to the TQC Platform, and then pay the TQC Examination Fee, before getting access to TQC Examination. After the Applicant has passed the TQC Exam, his/her TIEMS membership will be upgraded to TIEMS Professional Certified Member.

It is also to be understood that TIEMS does not guarantee that an applicant’s certification will be successful. No claim of liability, in any shape of form, can be made by any applicant against TIEMS and/or any of its officers who are part of the TQC process(es).

PAYMENT, TIMING AND PRACTICAL STEPS DURING THE TQCTM CERTIFICATION PROCESS

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  HOW TO START THE TQCTM CERTIFICATION PROCESS

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  1. Please, note that you need to be a TIEMS member in good standing (paid membership), before your TQC application will be processed by the TQC Certification Board. Please, use the following link to become a TIEMS member: TIEMS Membership
  2. To start the process for applying for TIEMS International Certification - TQC, you should first read the TQC Brief Introduction and consider if you are qualified for TQC Certification and also read and confirm that you will adhere to the TQC Code of Conduct. That both of these documents are read and understood, should be confirmed when answering the questions in the TQC Application Form, which you find on the following link: TQC Application Form
  3. The TQC Certification Board will evaluate your TQC Application Form within 7 days, and if accepted, you will be receive, to your e-mail address, a unique Password and Username, which is to be used when logging in to the TQC WEB Platform and continue your TQC application process. The TQC Web Platform is found on the following link: TQC Web Platform
  4. Before starting uploading your documentations to the TQC Web Platform, you need to pay the TQC Certification Fee, and upload proof of your payment to the TQC Web Platform
  5. If your TQC Application Form is not accepted by the TQC Certification Board, you will be advised on how you can improve your qualifications before applying again for TQC Certification.

DOWNLOAD TQCTM DOCUMENTATION

TQC Brief Introduction    TQC Detalied Description     TQC Code of Conduct    

 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

TIEMS is a voluntary organization, and all its directors, officers and members work for free with developing the organization and its activities. The idea and initiative to develop TIEMS International Certification - TQC, was initated in 2006, and in the time from then to present, many TIEMS volunteers have been involved in this development, and I like to thank them all.

However, there has a been a core team of TQC Developers and TQC Test candidates, and each of them is presented hin the TQC Newsletter .

K. Harald Drager, TIEMS President

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The TQC Certified Members are those who have fullfilled TQC Certification Requirements, by passing through all phases of TQC Certification; TQC Application, TQC Compliance and TQC Examination. Below is shown the TQC Charter Members first, followed by a listing of the laterTQC Certified Members

TQC Template Diploma

A Brief Introduction to TQC

More details of TQC is found in TQC Description Document

Read about the TIEMS team behind the TQC development and who the TQC Test Candidates are, and what all of them think about TQC, in the TQC Newsletter

TQC Charter Members

Desiree Beekharry

Desiree Beekharry

Australia

TQC Diploma

Larry A. Porter

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USA

TQC Diploma

Gbenga Morenikeji

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Nigeria

TQC Diploma

Nothemba M. Mhlaba

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South Africa

TQC Diploma

Naill Al Momani

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Jordan/Dubai

TQC Diploma

Russell Dippy

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Australia

TQC Diploma

 
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China
 
 

TQC is awarded for a three-year period, with re-certification efforts required prior to the end of the third year. The TQC Certification Board will notify the TQC-certified person at the beginning of their third year, asking them to submit the Re-Certification Form if s/he intends to maintain his/her certification. The TQC Certification Board will then evaluate the TQC-certified person’s experience, activity, and education/training during the 3 years TQC certification period, and, if they continue to be qualified, issues a Re-Certification Certificate, or asks the candidate to take the Re-Certification Exam. In the latter case, the evaluation will follow the same procedure, but simpler, as with a new TQC certification.    

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TIEMS Academy contains today TIEMS Educational Material, in form of Programs and Proceedings from TIEMS International Events, TIEMS own developed Courses, Courses provided by the TIEMS International Education Network and Links provided to Relevant International Teaching Material for TIEMS International Certification - TQC.
The overall goal is that TIEMS Academy shall be an online portal that will make emergency management educational resources, from TIEMS and reputable educational institutions and initiatives, broadly available worldwide.
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OVERALL GOALS AND PLANS FOR TIEMS ACADEMY
 
Overall Goals Academy Plans
  • Educating the Public
  • Educating Children
  • Educating Officials
  • Improving Preparedness
  • Offering Courses and Training
  • Helping Certify Expertise
  • Help students find and connect with useful live and online education resources
  • Make increasing amounts of emergency management knowledge available online, especially to vulnerable societies
  • Provide a platform to share critical lessons learned from disasters and emergencies
  • Be an eLearning and Certification platform that will foster, across the international community, a shared, common understanding of emergency management elements, systems, standards, and terminology
  • Establish a directory of education resources, described within a common framework, including live and online degree programs, courses, workshops, and knowledge bases
  • Be an online portal that will make emergency management educational resources, from established educational institutions and initiatives, broadly available to students worldwide

TIEMS ACADEMY AND TIEMS INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION - TQCTM

TQC Applicants may acquire required Competencies anywhere they wish – past coursework or experience, independent study, or they may take on-line or in-person courses. As time goes on, TIEMS Academy will be providing access to an increasing number of courses relevant to TQC Certification. TIEMS Academy will guide the TQC Certification Candidates to relevant teaching material for their preparation for the TQC certification. This teaching material includes:

  • TIEMS Library with Programs and Proceedings from TIEMS Worldwide Conferences and Workshops: Click Here
  • TIEMS Owned developed Courses (Will be added continuously as they are made available from TIEMS worldwide chapters and members)
  • Courses available from TIEMS International Education Partners (See link to TIEMS Education Partners)
  • TQC Candidate Study and Evaluation Guide (Contain links to teaching material recommended for TQC candidates)

Access to TIEMS Academy is through TIEMS TQC Web Platform for TQC candidates.

STRUCTURE AND FUTURE PLANS FOR TIEMS ACADEMY

The overall goal is that TIEMS Academy shall be an online portal that will make emergency management educational resources, from TIEMS and established educational institutions and initiatives, broadly available worldwide.
 
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Concerning TIEMS International Certification - TQC, the TQC Applicants may acquire required competencies anywhere they wish – past coursework or experience, independent study, or they may take on-line or in-person courses. As time goes by, TIEMS Academy will be providing access to an increasing number of courses relevant to TQC Competencies and references to places where the candidates can find relevant courses/studies for their preparation for TQC certification. TIEMS aims to make TQC an international effort and cooperation project, and TIEMS has therefore reached out worldwide in order to find International Education Partners, among universities and training institutions and other institutions and companies, which provide teaching/courses in emergency management and disaster response and can add value to TQC teaching courses/material. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is guiding the cooperation between TIEMS and these International Education Partners, and below is a presentation of those institutions TIEMS has an agreement with at present. Other teaching institutions with interest in TIEMS International Certification - TQC, and which provide teaching/courses in this field, are welcome to join us in the TQC development and spread out internationally. The courses provided by the TIEMS Education Partners are in addition to the courses provided in-house TIEMS and uploaded to TIEMS Academy.

Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

 TIEMS 2019 Minna University                             https://futminna.edu.ng/

The Federal University of Technology, Minna, is a Federal Government owned University in Nigeria. It was established on 1st February, 1983. The objective for its establishment is to give effect to the Nation’s drive for the much-needed self-reliance in Science, Engineering and especially Technology. It is a specialized University of Technology.

The Federal University of Technology, Minna, has witnessed tremendous growth and development especially in the last one and a half decades. Today, we have grown to a healthy staff and student population of about 24,000; we have a very beautiful Campus to be proud of, virtually all our academic programmes have full accreditation and the University is ranked the best among specialized Universities, 5th in Nigeria and forty-fifth out of 4,245 universities in Africa.

Minna Univesrity Library           The Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria, Library Building

Contact person for TIEMS Cooperation with Minna University: Gbenga Morenikeji

Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

 Illinoi Institute of Technology Logo             https://web.iit.edu/

Health Physics at Illinois Tech

Illinois Institute of Technology, one of North America’s leaders in online radiation safety and protection educational programs, now offers a Master of Health Physics degree with Specialization in Radiological Security, Emergency Preparedness and Response (RSEPR). This new track expands Illinois Tech’s well-established Master of Health Physics program (1997) to address radiological security and emergency areas. The specialization is based on Illinois Tech’s core health physics curriculum which includes applying radiation protection principles, implementing radiation protection programs, and assessing radiation exposure and human health risks. Students learn to monitor radiological release and environmental radiation, design radiation controls and measurement devices, and develop radiation protection measures for regulatory compliance.

The current curriculum of the Radiological Security, Emergency Preparedness and Response track emphasizes the expertise of the instructors and the accrued knowledge of the profession, including courses in radiological source security and management, and nuclear emergency preparedness and response. The program offers seminars by experts on field management of radiological emergencies. In addition, the curriculum addresses the qualification requirements for the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Radiological Operations Support Specialist (ROSS) Program. Graduates of the program will be ready to support ROSS qualifications necessary to: exhibit technical leadership in homeland protection, be rapidly deployed in emergencies, communicate recommendations to all concerned municipal entities, be familiar with state and federal agency protocol, and be integrated into incident command.

If you are a scientist concerned with the rising prospects of international nuclear terrorism, environmental protection during nuclear accidents, and management of radiological incidents, then come see what Illinois Tech has to offer. With over 150 well-placed alumni and a stellar advisory board, Illinois Tech’s health physics program continues to be at the forefront of radiation safety education. Choose from:

Master of Health Physics

Master of Health Physics with Specialization in Radiochemistry

Master of Health Physics with Specialization in Radiological Security, Emergency Preparedness and Response

Certificate in Radiological Physics

Illinois Institute of Technology, originally established as the Armour Institute in 1893, is a private, technology-focused research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law. One of 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), Illinois Institute of Technology offers exceptional preparation for professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

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For more information, please contact the program director:

S.Y. Chen, Ph.D., CHP

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tel: +1 312-567-3145

Department of Physics

Illinois Institute of Technology

3105 S. Dearborn Street

Chicago, Illinois  60616 USA

Dongguk University, Korea (Hosting TIEMS Korea Chapter)

TIEMS 2019 Dongguk Univesrity                      https://web.dongguk.ac.kr/english/main/main.jsp

Dongguk University at Gyeongju with the prestigious Dongguk University in Seoul provides an innovative and world-class education at local community. Harmonized with Gyeongju which had a millennium history, Korea's long tradition, and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Dongguk University at Gyeongju was founded by the Korean Buddhist Jogye Religious Order in 1978 and is now committed to fostering an excellent leader and professional research.

Dongguk encourages students and faculties to pursue the quality of education by bringing together dramatically diverse life experiences and cultures. For globalization and information & technology toward 21st, students and professors from around the world contribute to the latest theories and practical training in every area of university study. And thus Dongguk serves a variety of health cares and medical services at the affiliated hospital of an oriental medicine and a medical college to the local community. The educational mission of Dongguk is development of the self, a maturing process enhanced by exposure to people of diverse backgrounds, opinions, and value systems. For thousands of new students each year, Dongguk will continue to go a great step on a lifelong journey of self-discovery, service to others, and spiritual enlightenment. The educational mission of Dongguk is development of the self, a maturing process enhanced by exposure to people of diverse backgrounds, opinions, and value systems. For thousands of new students each year, Dongguk will continue to go a great step on a lifelong journey of self-discovery, service to others, and spiritual enlightenment.

Dongguk University has developed the DRR Communication Platform and provided a discussion Forum on this platform for asking questions and discuss the TIEMS TQC Certification Concept. It can be found at: Forum: TIEMS QIEDM Certification, which can be accessed at:
 

Contact person for TIEMS Cooperation with Dongguk University: Professor Young-Jai Lee

Rhodes University, South Africa

Rhodes University            https://www.ru.ac.za/

Rhodes University, founded in 1904, has a well-established reputation for academic excellence.

With just over 8200 students, Rhodes is a small University, which enjoys the distinction of having among the best undergraduate pass and graduation rates in South Africa, outstanding postgraduate success rates, and the best research output per academic staff member. This is a testimony to the quality of students that Rhodes attracts and of academic provision, and to the commitment of Rhodes staff to student development and success.

Of our more than 8000 students, 30% are postgraduates and over 18% are international students from 54 countries around the world, making Rhodes a dynamic and cosmopolitan knowledge institution. Students are able to undertake an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the faculties of Humanities, Science, Commerce, Pharmacy, Law, and Education. With the most favourable academic staff to student ratio among South African universities, Rhodes students are guaranteed easy access to academics and close supervision.

The University takes pride in its motto, Where Leaders Learn, and producing graduates who are knowledgeable intellectuals, skilled professionals, and critical, caring and compassionate citizens who can contribute to economic and social development and an equitable, just and democratic society.

Contact person for TIEMS Cooperation with Rhodes University: Professor Roman Tandlich.

TIEMS Invites more Universities and Training Institutions and Others to become TIEMS International Education Partners

Please, contact TIEMS President, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or TIEMS International Program Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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