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2171 Yarrington Rd Ste #300

Kyle, Texas 

2171 Yarrington Rd Ste #300

Kyle, Texas 


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How To Join

Hays County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) utilizes the Texas Disaster Volunteer Registry (TDVR) to coordinate our volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a member of this dedicated team of volunteers please register with TDVR. Click "Apply Now" for step-by-step instructions. 

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, G-317, and the Final/Practical must be attended along with taking an online course, IS-317. 

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


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

Submit a Hays County CERT application. Include your Drivers License number on your application. We will do a background check. 

Register for a Student Identification Number (SID) with FEMA. Save this number as you will need it later.

Sign up for an account on Preparing Texas. Once there, click “Create an Account” on the top left side of the screen. Once your account has been created, click on the “Training Catalog” tab at the top of the page. There will be a box titled “Classroom Catalog” with spaces available for  “Course#”, type in  G-317 and click search. Click “View Available Classes” and select the course to register.


***Wait for a confirmation Email***

This is your IN PERSON CERT Course. It is broken down into 5 separate days:

Day 1: Units 1, 2 & 7

Day 2: Units 3 & 4

Day 3: Unit 5

Day 4: Unit 6

Day 5: Unit 8 & CRASE. CERT Practical Final Exam 

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; room temperature may vary.

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

The IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams course must be completed BEFORE the final day of your G-317 in person course. Please present a copy of your IS-317 Certificate to your instructor.

  • Go to FEMA website

  • Complete your ONLINE final exam IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams

Congratulations - you are Officially CERT Certified!! If you apply for membership, you will receive a badge, a CERT shirt, CERT hat, and a backpack full of emergency preparedness equipment!

Go to your new TDVR Volunteer profile.  Use the email you put on your application, create a password, and update all the information in your profile. This is where you will sign up for volunteer opportunities, keep track of sensitive information, log your hours and receive all CERT Team related updates! 

Additional classes for CERT members:








These classes can be taken anytime during or after this course. Always upload completed certificates to Preparing Texas


If you are a CERT member, please also upload your certificates to TDVR.

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