CERT basic training
CERT in Action
The CERT Basic Training features a revised Disaster Medical Operations section, an updated Terrorism and CERT section, and hazard-specific annexes. Find the curriculum materials online and order free copies through the FEMA publications warehouse online ordering platform.
The CERT Basic Training includes research-validated guidance for CERT programs to teach members what to do before, during, and after the hazards their communities may face. The materials in the training include:
Hazard annex slide decks
FEMA Independent Study IS-317: Introduction to CERT - This Independent Study (IS) course is an introduction to the CERT program.
FEMA Independent Study IS-315: CERT and the ICS - This Independent Study (IS) course introduces CERT leaders to the Incident Command System (ICS), a proven management system used by emergency managers.
CERT members in leadership positions are encouraged to take the CERT Train-the Trainer and Program Manager Courses. Find more information through the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and signup for course offerings too.
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