Course Catalog


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.

Program Managers and Instructors— For a guide on how to administrate the hands-on portion with this delivery format:

Students — To see what the hands-on, practical portion of your training looks like:

To find your Nearest CERT Program to take the hands-on practical portion of your training:

For a backup link to the CERT Basic Training Participant Manual, visit

You can take this course on desktop PC/Mac, mobile, and tablet devices at your own pace and convenience. This online course satisfies the lecture portion of CERT Basic Training. In order to receive a certificate of full course completion, you must also complete the hands-on, practical portion of the training provided by your local CERT program. Please contact with additional questions or if you are experiencing technical issues with the course.

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