2171 Yarrington Rd Ste #300

Kyle, Texas 

2171 Yarrington Rd Ste #300

Kyle, Texas 




 Help yourself and your neighbors during an emergency. This course is intended to provide the knowledge and skills citizen volunteers need to effectively serve their community; the focus is on preparing for local emergencies and how to respond to them.

Class attendance and the Final/Practical must be attended along with taking an online test (done at your convenience), IS-317, scored through the FEMA website.

Follow these easy steps in order to register for this class:

*Click on the corresponding buttons to the left for easy access*

Submit Hays CERT application. Download the application, fill it out. 

Email completed Hays CERT application to Cert_Liaison@hayscountycert.com

Sign up for an account on Preparing Texas http://www.preparingtexas.org/ 

Once there, click the “Create an Account” on the top/left hand side of the website. Once completed, you can then register for class – see Step 4.

Register for class at http://www.preparingtexas.org/ click the “Training Catalog” tab at the top of the page. On the “Classroom Catalog” form enter only the “Course#” G317 and click the search. Click “View Available Classes” and select the course to register.

*There will be a delay between registration and the acceptance, wait until you receive emails for both.

Register for an SID Number with FEMA at https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid

Save this number as you will need it later.


Here are a few tips on attending class:

  • Feel free to bring a snack and something to drink.

  • Lunch Break 1 hour – there are restaurants nearby or feel free to bring from home.

  • Wear comfortable clothing.  The room temperature may vary.

  • You will be sitting in a classroom, actively moving around the room and be outside at different times.


Final/Practical Written Exam – Must be taken and submitted to Cert_Liaison@hayscountycert.com 

Additional classes for CERT membership: IS-100.B, IS-200.B, IS-700.A and IS-800.B. These classes can be taken anytime during or after this course. Always forward completed certificates to Laurie Taylor,   Cert_Liaison@hayscountycert.com

thank you for attending the basic cert certification class!

CERT Certification includes the topics below: 

Disaster Preparedness / CERT Organization

Fire Safety & Utility Controls

Medical Operations Part 1

Medical Operations Part 2

CRASE and SRP (Standard Response Protocol)

Light Search and Rescue Operations

Disaster Psychology

Terrorism and CERT


Additional Training



IS-317   - Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

IS-100.c - Introduction to the Incident Command System ICS 100

IS-200.c - Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response

IS-700.b - An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

IS-800.c - National Response Framework, an introduction


CERT Training from Ready.Gov




Offered Training

Varies year to year - Monthly

CPR (fee required)

CPR Renewal (fee required)

Stop the Bleed

Flood Aware (National Weather Service)

Swift Water Awareness  Training (classroom only)

Hays County Office of Emergency Services

2171 Yarrington Rd Ste #300

Kyle, Texas 78640

(512) 393-7300


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