Welcome to Online CERT 2020 Training

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Online CERT is developed to provide the FEMA standardized 2019 curriculum to learners across the United States, meeting the lecture portion of the CERT training requirements. Once completed, you just follow up with your local CERT Coordinator to complete the hands-on practical portion and receive your full CERT credentials.

Online CERT publications

 Resources: 

FEMA and the National CERT Association Webinars:

Webinar REGISTRATION (hosted by FEMA and the National CERT Association) on how to implement our Online CERT Program:

  • August 4th, Overview of hybrid training and how to set up for success including how it is delivered, tips for recruitment, and local course registration portal set up. Download the presentation.
  • September 22nd, Repeat of August 4th meeting: following the 1st National CERT Day September 1st, Nationwide rollout of the Hybrid CERT Program.
  • September 29th, First webinar for CERT Programs that want to roll this out: Overview of hybrid training and how to set up for success including how it is delivered, tips for recruitment, and local course registration portal set up.
  • October 6th, Webinar for program managers to answer questions and train on how to conduct the hands-on skills training. Tips on preparing our instructor for the hands-on classroom portion of the training and how to implement distancing and other measures needed for COVID-19 restrictions.

 *Additional Online CERT languages will be available winter 2020: Mandarine

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Questions? 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Rachel Brown, Program Manager at (801) 581-8042 or at racheltbrown@hsc.utah.edu.

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