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The following information has been gathered for your convenience. Constantly upgrading and refreshing our skills will assist when the time comes to implement them.

  • On-line Courses
  • Printable Materials
  • Videos

Search & Rescue Tutorial
This tutorial allows CERT-trained individuals to review and refresh their skills in sizeup and search and rescue techniques. Teams can use the tutorial as a group refresher activity. Those who are not yet CERT members can also use the tutorial for background on the CERT basic training.

Independent Study Course (IS317)
"Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams", IS- 317, is an independent study course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those wanting to complete training or as a refresher for current team members. It has six modules with topics that include an Introduction to CERT, Fire Safety, Hazardous Material and Terrorist Incidents, Disaster Medical Operations, and Search and Rescue. It takes between six and eight hours to complete the course. Those successfully finishing it will receive a certification of completion and .8 CEU's from the Independent Study Office.

IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System, I-100
FEMA, Emergency Management Institute Course.  Takes approximately 3 hours to complete.  Certificate offered after successful completion of test at end.

IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action
Takes approximately 3 hours to complete.  Certificate offered after successful completion of test at end.

NIMS Courses
EMI replaced its Incident Command System (ICS) curricula with courses that meet the requirements specified in the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The FEMA Emergency Management Institute developed the new courses collaboratively with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), the United States Fire Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture.

FEMA Independent Study Program (ISP) Complete Course List
The primary audience for the Independent Study Program is "national" emergency response and recovery personnel of the United States, as well as emergency management personnel of FEMA, and US residents. You must have a US deliverable postal address to receive printed materials, take the final exams, and/or receive certificates of completion.

CERT Training Materials – Participant and Instructor Guides

Wildfire Hazard Information

CERT Field Operating Guide (FOG): Document, Slideshow

Expedient Flood Training Course (IG 270.3)

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Citizen Corps. Video Material

YouTube - Videos that may help in keeping your skills refreshed