Per HUD's recommendation and to assist with overall data quality, All Chicago has created an HMIS Recertification process. This process will help maintain data quality by allowing users to check their existing skill set via a short exam. The exam should take no longer than 30 mins and allows users to choose the project type(s) they are most comfortable working in. The process is set to begin in September of 2020 and is as follows:
- Users and their respective ATA will receive an email letting them know it is their anniversary month of receiving an HMIS license. For example, if a user received their ServicePoint license on September 24, 20xx, they will receive an email every September to recertify. Users will have two weeks to take the exam from the time they receive the email..
- Users will go to the TalentLMS to register for the Recertification exam. Upon completing the exam, users will receive a certificate that is valid for 1 year. If a user fails the exam, they must take the Recertification Refresher Course and retake the exam. This course has a $25 fee. Upon completing the course, user will retake the exam. Failure to pass the exam a second time will result in an in person (or virtual) session with an All Chicago staff member.
If you already have access to TalentLMS, then please login and you’ll see the exam upon logging in. The exam has been assigned to you and your account is active.
If you have not already registered for TalentLMS then please follow the steps below.
To begin, you will need to set up your own account in the HMIS Online Learning Portal (TalentLMS).
When you click that link, you will see the following login fields, click "Sign up" below:
Complete the registration details and you will be greeted with this screen:
The course catalog will present you with various courses you can take. Search for “Recertification”.
Select "Get the Course" then Start Course on the next screen to begin.
While taking the exam you will be first prompted by various general questions related to the CoC and HMIS. You'll then receive questions related to your specific project type.
If you pass, then Congratulations, you'll receive a Certificate and are finished with this process until the following year. If you fail, you will receive the notification below. You should click close and register for the Recertification Refresher Course.
Search again for the Recertification as you did for the exam and click "Get this course".
You'll receive a pop up. Select PayPal and Checkout.
If your Agency has credits available, please contact the Help Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will assign the course. The exam is free.
If at any time you are experiencing difficulties, please contact the Help Desk and we'll be more than happy to assist.
ATAs - If you'd like to see who on your team will be required to take the exam, you can do so by running the report below. Just enter your Agency and it will bring up your users and the month they will be required to take the exam.