Multi-Round Challenges
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A group of schools, hospitals, training centers, institutions, etc. competing against each other
is referred to as an Multi-Round Challenge.

Things needed to register a Multi-Round Challenge


First Step
  1. Who will be the organization’s main contact and event Challenge Director (CD)
  2. Organization's name and contact information
  3. Discipline Challenge selected for this event (Only One at a Time)
  4. The number of institutions that will be competing in the event.
  5. The total number of contestants from all the competing institutions.
  6. The starting date for the competition
  7. The competition ending date (must be within 60 days of the start date)


Second Step (all the competing institutions in the organization must do the Second Step)
  1. Who will be the main contact and event manager for this institution
  2. Institution's name and contact information
  3. The number and names of the contestants for this institution


Need to Know Information for the Multi-Round Challenge Director

  1. Organizations must contain two or more institutions. These events are tiered so that the separate institutions first compete internally in an elimination round and then the successful contestants (the top 50%) can move up to compete externally in the next or final round. Each contestant’s advancement to a new tier brings a more difficult challenge test at the next round. The CEC system can support up to four tiers. There are four levels of difficulty in our challenge tests. A two tier event would have an elimination round and a final round. (A two tier event requires a minimum of 4 contestants, no limit on the maximum number of contestants to compete) A three tier event would have two elimination rounds with the top 50% advancing past each of the first two rounds to the final round. (A three tier event requires a minimum of 8 contestants, no limit on the maximum number of contestants to compete) A four tier event would have three elimination rounds with the top 50% advancing past each of the first three rounds to the final round. (A four tier event requires a minimum of 16 contestants, no limit on the maximum number of contestants to compete) There is no limit on the number of institutions that can compete in a Multi-Round Challenge.

  2. If you have questions or need help with the registration process contact David Douglas at info@CareerEdChallenge.com or his direct line (800) 507-1903.

  3. The Organization's Main Contact will be the Organization’s Challenge Director, CD for this Multi-Round Challenge. Each institution of the organization will have its own Challenge Manager, CM. After the CD finishes registering the organization, he will be sent Multi-Round Challenge Access Codes. These codes will allow the different institutions of the organization to register their Main Contact who will then act as that Institution's Challenge Manager. The CM will also enroll that institution’s contestants.

  4. The CD will also be asked for the number of institutions competing and how many tiers will be in the event. Remember: The number of institutions competing must be 2 or more. Also, for a 2 tier challenge you need a minimum total of 4 contestants for your organization’s event. For a 3 tier challenge you need a minimum total of 8 contestants. For a 4 tier challenge you need a minimum total of 16 contestants.

  5. The CD can decide if the results of this Multi-Round Challenge will be public or private. If public – the event's results will be displayed for 90 days after your event finishes in the "Celebration Area" of the CEC website. No actual scores will be displayed. It lists your event name with the top 10% of contestants under the label "The Best of the Best." The next labeled category, for the top 11% to 25% of contestants is "The top 25%". The next labeled category, for the top 26% to 40% of contestants is "The top 40%. All the rest of competing contestants will be listed under "Participants". After each contestant will be the Institution's name he is representing. Institution results along with their scores and a test breakdown are also e-mailed to the CM's after each round with the access codes for the next round. If marked private, the competition results will only be sent by e-mail.

  6. You will need to provide a name for your event. It should start with "The" and finish with "Event." Example "The ABC Career Schools 2009 Event" This name will be used on the downloadable event certificates.



Need to Know Information for Multi-Round Challenge Managers

  1. The Main Contact will be this Institution's Challenge Manager during this event. If you have questions or need help during the registration process contact David Douglas at info@CareerEdChallenge.com or his direct line, (800) 507-1903.

  2. The CM will receive a confirmation e-mail with a list of enrolled contestants and their access codes for the individual challenge tests and there will be a separate access code for the contestant's practice test area. Use the organization access code for entrance into the challenge testing area and to download event certificates at the conclusion of the challenge. You will also be receiving an e-mail after the conclusion of each round with the contestants who are advancing and their new access codes for their next challenge tests. That e-mail will also include the previous round's results along with the contestants' scores and their tests breakdown. You will not receive this e-mail until all the institutions in your organization have finished the same tier or round. The tests become progressively harder with each new round.