CERT basic training

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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:

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. 

Download the CERT Basic Training Materials

Instructor Guide


Participant Manual

Presentation Slides