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.

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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