Washington State Emergency Management Division


G0428 CERT Train-the-Trainer Course

Monday, May 23, 2022 to Wednesday, May 25, 2022

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Course Dates

Monday, March 23rd: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday, March 24th: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, March 25th: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Planning

This 3-day in-person course will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to instruct the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training that prepares citizens to assist in emergency response activities in their local community. This class is a requirement to be a recognized CERT Instructor in Washington. See for Washington CERT Standards.

For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.


Course Objectives
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the CERT Basic Training course.
  • Demonstrate the ability to present an assigned portion of the course (teach-back).
  • Communicate the core values of the program.
  • Demonstrate classroom management techniques.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching techniques.
  • Model appropriate behavior as an instructor.

    1. A referral letter from a CERT-sponsoring agency, typically a local, regional, or state government agency.

    2. Either IS-317 OR CERT Basic Training:
      • If you are not a first responder, please complete the IS 317 CERT Basic Training, it is required.


      • For current first responders, please submit a copy of your CERT Basic Training or IS 317 Introduction to CERT Certificate.
    3. Must have a FEMA Student ID number (


Visit FEMA's Emergency Management Institute to complete the IS 317 course online at Independent Study

Target Audience

Program trainers or coordinators knowledgeable of the CERT program, committed to serving as instructors in their community and willing to be included in a statewide instructor database.

Important Reminder

Please Mask UP when you attend this course, it is required.


Island County Multi-Purpose Center

141 N. East Camano Drive
Camano Island, WA 98282

Click here for directions

Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: Island County Emergency Management

Course Managers:


Celso Rangel

State Citizen Corps / CERT Program Coordinator



Kristina Kasper

Emergency Management Coordinator

Island County Emergency Management

360-679-7370 / 360-632-0204


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