NENA Celebrates 1,000 Active ENPs!
Monday, December 05, 2011
month, the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) saw the certification
of its 1,000th active Emergency Number Professional (ENP) in North America.
are recognized as leaders in the 9-1-1 industry. They contribute greatly to the
ongoing success of the 9-1-1 system in both the public and private sectors, are
often proactive participants in public safety standards development and working
groups, provide local and national leadership to the association, and act as
standard-bearers for excellence in the emergency communications field,"
said NENA President Rick Galway, ENP.
in 1994, the ENP program quickly became the most prestigious professional
designation in the 9-1-1 industry. In order to be certified, applicants must
first meet eligibility requirements that include a combination of experience,
education, and professional development. Candidates then must pass a rigorous
examination that demonstrates a mastery of the comprehensive knowledge base
required for emergency number program management.
certification is highly sought after and increasingly important in our
profession," said recently certified ENP Monica Million of the Grand
Junction (CO) Regional Communication Center. "In my new position as
manager, it signifies the level of professionalism I strive to bring to the
department. I am actively encouraging the rest of my ENP-eligible staff to take
the exam in the spring."
certification is valid for 4 years, during which ENPs must accumulate points
towards re-certification through conference and course attendance; continuing
education; leadership in national and chapter activities; and community
outreach and training.
examinations are scheduled four times annually for a two-week period each
season. The next scheduled testing period is January 14-28, 2012,with an
application deadline of December 12, 2011.
Visit the ENP
webpage to learn more about the program and to download application forms.
for a list of our newest ENPs from the Fall 2011 class.