Courses are structured in modular format and are delivered by experienced Instructors who are subject matter experts in their fields. Our Senior Instructional Team is comprised of 5 Instructors who have completed both Oregon OEM and FEMA CERT TTT coursework.  Our remaining 5 adult Instructors have completed Oregon OEM CERT TTT course deliveries and most are also certified Instructor/Trainers in Firefighting, EMS, Military, Law Enforcement and Public Education fields.  We currently have 1 Teen Instructor in our program.

The Basic CERT Course is the foundation course for the entire program and is required for Team Membership.  However, we strongly believe that improving our communities resiliency in the face of a disaster hinges upon providing this training to any, and every, citizen who desires to do so.  Therefore, the course is offered free of charge and team membership is NOT required.

While the Basic Course is offered 3 times each year as part of our training program, we are also able to accommodate community groups and organizations seeking dedicated deliveries to their members.

Coming Fall 2018!  Our program will be delivering the Basic CERT Course in three languages; English, Spanish and ASL.

Our Basic CERT Course is 30 hours in length and covers 10 modules:

Module 1: Disaster Preparedness and Local Hazards
Module 2: Light Fire Suppression and HAZMAT Protocols
Module 3: Mass Disaster Triage
Module 4: Mass Disaster Treatment
Module 5: Light Urban Search & Rescue
Module 6: Radio Communications
Module 7: CERT Structure and the Incident Command System
Module 8: Disaster Psychology
Module 9: Terrorism Awareness
Module 10: Simulated Disaster Exercise

Want to get involved in CERT? Sign up for our CERT Basic Training Course to be held in October 2018.

Additional Course Deliveries Available Upon Request

  • G317 CERT Basic Course – Oregon OEM Sanctioned Statewide Delivery
  • G428 CERT Train The Trainer (TTT) – Oregon OEM Sanctioned Statewide Delivery
  • G427 CERT Program Manager – Oregon OEM Sanctioned Statewide Delivery
  • CERT Animal Response Modules 1 & 2
  • CERT Tools for Leadership Success
  • CERT Traffic and Crowd Management