CERT is a component of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Citizen Corps Program. CERT training is provided using a nationally recognized curriculum approved by FEMA. All courses must be completed for a trainee to be considered a graduate of the program. Both CERT training options are provided free of charge, but pre-registration is required.
The course requires 20 hours of hands-on, in-person instruction taught by certified professionals in emergency management, as well as authorized fire and police service personnel.
- CERT Team Organization
- Disaster Medical Operations
- Disaster Psychology
- Fire Safety
- Light Search and Rescue
- Terrorism Awareness
Next training session
Our Spring 2023 Disaster Preparedness training program is offering an in-person Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course, which will occur on five Thursday evenings starting on May 4, 2023, and ending on June 8 (No class on May 18). Classes will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday night.
For additional information or to register, please email Chris Pena, Emergency Management Coordinator, or call 714-961-7118.