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Community Emergency Response Team: Program Manager & Train-the Trainer Courses
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
CERT curriculum offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.
Learn how to start a CERT Program and instruct the CERT curriculum in your community by taking the CERT Train-the Trainer and CERT Program Manager Courses offered at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, MD.
These CERT courses are offered 2 to 3 times per year. You can take both classes in a 1-week timeframe. See course dates and links below.
Fiscal Year 2020 CERT Course Schedule
CERT Program Manager (E0427) - 2 day course
November 21-22, 2019
March 5-6, 2020
June 11-12, 2020
CERT Train-the-Trainer (E0428) - 3 day course
November 18-20, 2019
March 2-4, 2020
June 8-10, 2020
FEMA IS-317: Introduction to CERT(Online)
For more information about starting a CERT Program in your community, contact
, West Virginia's CERT Program Coordinator.
06/08/2020 8:00 AM - 06/12/2020 5:00 PM
Event Documents and Links:
CERT Program Manager Course Information & Schedule
CERT Train-the-Trainer Course Information & Schedule
Pre-requisite: FEMA IS-317: Introduction to CERT(Online)
Emergency Management Institute
16825 S Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727