After completing the CERT basic training, what do I do? The best way to stay connected is to stay involved. Consider these options:
CERT CONTINUING EDUCATION
CERT members that have completed the Basic Training are given the opportunity to expand their knowledge, hone their skills, and learn how to participate in a broader range of volunteer activities through the Continuing Education program.
FREE ONLINE / SELF-PACED CLASSES
IS-317 Introduction to CERT - This online overview of CERT Basic Training can be a great refresher for existing CERT members.
CERT Search and Rescue Tutorial - This online tutorial allows CERT-trained individuals to review and refresh their skills in sizeup and search and rescue techniques.
National Incident Management System - IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800 - Supplement your CERT basic training with online classes from FEMA. These classes will give you a greater understanding of how to use CERT organizational principles and how you fit into the emergency response system.
GET SPECIALIZED CERT TRAINING
These are additional free classes offered through FEMA to extend your skills and learn about different aspects of emergency response.
American Red Cross – Learn American Red Cross roles, responsibilities, methods, and protocols used in shelter operations. They also offer First Aid/CPR/AED and a host of other classes.
Find a class near you at American Red Cross.