TIEMS EDUCATION, TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
The scope of International Emergency Management is very wide. The TQC Candidate should have a breadth of exposure to the many documents and organizations that comprise the field, even if specific examination questions will be limited to the Competency Framework on “International perspectives, standards, and best practices” shown below.
TQC COMPETENCE FRAMEWORK
Standards and Best Practices
Competencies Required by TQC
The Applicant should be able to:
for Disaster Risk Reduction
ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management
ISO 22320:2018 Societal security Emergency management
Requirements for incident response
A full Study and Exam Guide will be available for the TQC Candidates, when they are logged into the TQC Web Platform.
These Boards will be complemented by:
Background and Experience Requirements
Applicants will be required to provide the following documentation
TQC Application, Compliance, Examination and Approval Process
The TQC Application and Compliance Process
The TQC Application and Compliance Process comprises the three first steps (1 - 3) in the full TQC certification process:
|STEP 1||STEP 2||STEP 3|
|A TQC Applicant who decides to apply for TQC Certification interacts with TQC Certification Board by filling out the TQC Application Form on TIEMS web-site and by this communicate interest in TQC Certification and gets “username” and “password” for access to the TQC Web Platform. He/she will then need to upload all the required documentation described above.||A TQC Applicant who decides to apply for TQC Certification interacts with TQC Certification Board by filling out the TQC Application Form on TIEMS web-site and by this communicate interest in TQC Certification and gets “username” and “password” for access to the TQC Web Platform. He/she will then need to upload all the required documentation described above.||The TQC Compliance Board assesses all Applicant's documentation and follows the Compliance Rules to verify that it is compliant. At the end of STEP 3, the TQC Compliance Board releases and archives the documentation submitted by the Applicant. The TQC Compliance Board completes its review and issues the Compliance Report, and if compliant gives the candidate "green light" to continue the TQC certification process, or the TQC Compliance Board will provide feedback to the applicant to help them correct deficiencies, where possible, before the candidate can continue the TQC certification process.|
TQC 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. The TQC Examination and Approval Process comprises the two last steps (4- 5) in the full TQC certification process:
|STEP 4||STEP 5|
|The TQC Examination Board reviews the Compliance Report and works with the Applicant to set up and administer the exam following the TQC Study and Exam Guide. At the end of STEP 4, the TQC Examination Board releases and archives documentation of its interaction with the Applicant. After the exam, the TQC Examination Board issues an Examination Report.||The TQC Certification Board assesses all Applicant documentation, Compliance documentation, and Examination documentation, and decides whether to award TQC Certification to the Applicant. At the end of STEP 5, the TQC Certification Board releases and archives documentation of Applicant activity. The TQC Certification Board completes its activity by issuing the Certification Report.|
The Applicant is informed about TQC application and examination results, and either awarded TIEMS International Certification - TQC or advised that he/she failed to pass the TQC examination, and that he/she can reapply for TQC certification at a later stage, having improved his/her skills required by the TQC Competencies. The TQC Certification Board will inform the Applicant.
|Examination Criteria||TQC Re-Certification|
TIEMS International Certification - TQC is valid for three (3) years.
|In case of re-certification, the TQC Certification Board will mostly be involved in asking the TQC certified person to submit the Re-Certification Form, if he/she intends to maintain his/her certification. The TQC Certification Board evaluates the TQC certified person’s experience and education/training during the 3 years TQC certification period, and 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 as with a new TQC certification.|
|TQC 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.
The price to become TQC certified will be decided later when TIEMS has an overview of the costs involved. TIEMS is a voluntary organization, and all directors and officers and members work for free for the organization. However, it is not expected that TIEMS can offer the TQC service without remunerating those involved for their work doing 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 a TQC Certification Fee to cover the costs of the certification process. After the Applicant has passed the TQC exam, his/her TIEMS membership will be upgraded to TIEMS Professional Certified Member.
If the TQC Applicant fails to fulfill the compliance requirements, as described in the section TIEMS International Certification - TQC Compliance, 50% of the TQC Certification Fee will be refunded. The kept fee is to cover the expenses incurred by TIEMS personnel by evaluating the Applicant’s compliance requirements.
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).
TIEMS TQC Evaluation Team
The responsible chairs of the different TIEMS TQC Boards evaluating and being involved in the candidate's certification process are listed below:
On-Line Application Platform to start the process of becoming TIEMS TQC Certified
TIEMS has concluded a survey, which asked the international emergency management and disaster response community experts to give their opinion on content and structure of TIEMS TQC Certification, and the report with the conclusions of this survey is find below.
The TIEMS Academy Plans to
The TIEMS Academy and TIEMS International Certification - TQC
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:
Access to TIEMS Academy is through TIEMS TQC Web Platform for TQC candidates.
Structure and Future Plans for TIEMS Academy
In order to see to it that TIEMS International Certification - TQC, is relevant and appropriate and fulfilling the needs of the emergency management and disaster response community, and that it is up-to-date and using state-of-the-art technology, TIEMS has invited experienced professionals with different backgrounds and experience and from different countries, to be test candidates of TQC before it is opened to the community of professionals. Their role is to test the system from A to Z and give valuable feed-back on the quality, operational aspects, and relevance of this certification, to allow TIEMS to tune it to the needs of the emergency management and disaster response community experts. The TQC Test Candidates are also asked to provide local/regional information on relevant organizations and institutions which are to be part of the required TQC "Competence Framework" and included in “TQC Study and Exam Guide”.
The present TQC Test Candidates are:
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 ceryification. 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 by TIEMS Academy and will have value for consideration by the TQC Compliance Board
Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
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.
The Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria, Library Building
Contact person for TIEMS Cooperation with Minna University: Gbenga Morenikeji
Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
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:
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.
For more information, please contact the program director:
S.Y. Chen, Ph.D., CHP
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)
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.
Contact person for TIEMS Cooperation with Dongguk University: Professor Young-Jai Lee
Rhodes University, South Africa
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
TIEMS International Certification - TQC, will be available over TQC Web Platform, and the Candidates Application, Validation and Access to TQC Learning Material and the Examination, and finally the award of the TQC Certification, will be done on-line over the TQC Web platform.
The figure below illustrates the capability and functions of the TQC Web Platform and its link to TIEMS web site, and the way and process for the Candidate from Application through TIEMS TQC Examintion, to finally being awarded TIEMS International Certification - TQC Diploma.
HOW TO APPLY FOR TIEMS INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION - TQC