Tuesday, July 19, 2022 to Thursday, July 21, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Primary Core Capability: Planning
This in-person course prepares participants to establish and sustain an active local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. The responsibilities of a local CERT Program Manager are various. This course defines the core components of a local CERT program and focuses on effective practices.
For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.
Define the purpose and core components of a local CERT program.
Use strategic planning to define the mission and goals for a local CERT program.
Describe the purposes and strategies for promoting a local CERT program.
Establish a process for working with volunteers.
Establish a process for working with instructors.
Establish a process for acquiring and managing program resources.
Build a plan for delivering and managing safe training and exercises.
Describe the role of policies and procedures in operating a local CERT program.
Develop a process for evaluating a local CERT program.
Describe how to sustain a local CERT program.
A referral from a CERT-sponsoring agency. The CERT-sponsoring agency could be a local, regional, or state government agency.
Completion of Basic CERT training or IS 317 online course
Must have a FEMA Student ID number (https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid).
Visit FEMA's Emergency Management Institute to complete these Independent Study courses.
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.
Oak Harbor Fire Department
855 E. Whidbey Ave.
Oak Harbor, WA 98239
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to attendees who have effective communication access needs, including limited English proficiency. We invite any person with a disability or other access or functional need and those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.
Accommodations may include:
Sign Language Interpreter - Specify type of sign language (i.e., tactile, Signed English, ASL)
CART– Real-time captioning
Other Language needs - please indicate
If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to assist you.
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