What to Expect
If you join a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), you will receive basic-level training in the following areas:
  • Basic Emergency Management
  • Basic First Aid
  • CERT Operations
  • Disaster Fire Suppression
  • Disaster Mental Health
  • Disaster Simulation - Skills Review
  • Family Disaster Preparedness
  • Medical Operations  
Length & Fees
Total training is usually 18 hours, scheduled in 2-4 hour modules, over a period of weeks or months, in order to address the scheduling needs of team members. It is held in the community where you live. Training courses, student materials, and equipment are provided free of charge.

Get Signed Up

Upcoming CERT Basic Training Classes 2015 - 2016 are listed below.
To sign up, select the corresponding class date.
2015  2016 
Start Date End Date Start Date End Date
 January 20    January 19  
 April 7    April 5  
 August 4    August 2  
 October 13    October 11  

 * This chart with dates taken in consideration 1 class per week (Each Tuesday). 
Classes may be done twice weekly if desired. This schedule does not prohibit additional classes from being schedules.

Training Centers
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