EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

  • Cogent Steps and our hosts place the health and safety of our students and instructors at the top of our concerns. 
  • We are working with our hosts to assess any impact that the public health concerns may have regarding any scheduled course. 
  • As any impact or change is identified, we will contact those impacted directly.

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Cogent Steps Courses are approved by the Sports Specialty Council of the ABPTS as satisfying the Acute Management of Injury and Illness requirement. 

Visit the SSC’s listing of approved courses here:

http://www.abpts.org/uploadedFiles/ABPTSorg/Specialist_Certification/Sports/ABPTS_CoursesApprovedbySportsSpecialtyCouncil2015.pdf

WHO WE ARE

Cogent Steps, LLC is an independent, service disabled veteran owned small business, serving as consultants for a myriad of related services under Emergency Management, including:

ONLINE AND CLASSROOM EDUCATION

LARGE VENUE EVENT MANAGEMENT

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY COOPERATION

CROSS CUTTING STRATEGIC PLANNING

COGENT STEPS UPDATE 

Emergency Response for the Athlete Virtual: A Blended, Virtual & Synchronous Course 

The ERA Virtual is approved by ABPTS and the Sports Council due to the limitations on travel and risks for health care providers. In person courses are still being offered in small groups at various locations around the US, but for those who cannot travel or are concerned about risk we will offer the ERA Virtual (ERA-V) through 2023.

There are some key differences regarding registration, prerequisite work and needed supplies. Please review all instructions when registering.


The American Red Cross EMR course has been archived. Cogent Steps LLC with the approval of AASPT, ABPTS and the Sports Council have written a sport specific course to meet the requirements of the Acute Illness and Injury course. The Emergency Response for the Athlete (ERA) is a blended course, with a 2 day intensive in person component. Certification is good for 3 years and the course is approved by both the NATABOC and PROCERT.

The ERA recertification course consists of an online training portion of various in-depth modules and include a 1 day in person intensive portion. This course is approved by NATABOC and will also carry a 3 year certification


Cogent Steps LLC NATA Preferred Provider # is now P10170.  NATABOC has accredited the ERA for 17 hours Category A, consisting of home study 5.5 hours, and live instruction 11.5 hours.


Cogent Steps develops curricula that is independently reviewed and approved by ProCert of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).  We are an NATABOC Preferred Provider of education and training for Athletic Trainers (ATs).  We host our courses on our website with a customized learning management system that enables our clients to register and prepare for courses, and track progress and certifications.  We look forward to providing you with the education and training you need.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE FOR THE ATHLETE (ERA)

Designed for physical therapists and athletic trainers, licensed providers in athletic training, nursing, physical therapy, and physicians who want specialized training in sideline and venue emergency management of the athlete.

ERA RECERTIFICATION COURSE

Renew your Emergency Response for the Athlete (ERA) Certification with Cogent Steps. Our ERA Recertification Course is now available for live and virtual registration.

ONLINE COURSES

Cogent Steps offers interactive online courses, including: Youth Sports: Special Considerations, the new Pregnant & Postpartum Athlete, Acute AC Joint Injuries and Emergency Care for Babies & Toddlers.

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