Membership

Membership requirements for our program are as follows:

Adults

  • Must complete the entire CERT Basic Course in a classroom setting
  • Must complete ICS 700, 800, 100 & 200
  • Must pass a complete background check
  • Complete the membership application packet
  • Must have and maintain an active phone number and email account
  • Must live / work in Polk County, Oregon
  • Continued membership is achieved by staying current on mandatory re-certification hours and deployment responses

Teens

  • Must be at least 14 years of age if parent is not a current Polk CERT member in good standing.
  • Youths ages 12 – 13 are allowed if their parent is a current Polk CERT member in good standing, and the parent attends the Basic Skills Course with the teen.
  • Must complete the entire CERT Basic Course in a classroom setting
  • Must complete ICS 700, 800, 100 & 200
  • Must pass a complete background check
  • Complete the membership application packet
  • Must have and maintain an active phone number and email account
  • Must live / work in Polk County, Oregon
  • Continued membership is achieved by staying current on mandatory re-certification hours and deployment responses
  • Teens will be paired with an adult member on all training/exercises/deployments

Here is a graphic representation of how our members, instructors and administrators function within our program, and our community.

2017 CERT Leadership Structure