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CERT Basic Training

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CERT in Action

The CERT Basic Training features a revised Disaster Medical Operations section, an updated Terrorism and CERT section, and hazard-specific annexes. Find the curriculum materials online and order free copies through the FEMA publications warehouse online ordering platform

The CERT Basic Training includes research-validated guidance for CERT programs to teach members what to do before, during, and after the hazards their communities may face. The materials in the training include:

CERT members in leadership positions are encouraged to take the CERT Train-the Trainer and Program Manager Courses. Find more information through the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and signup for course offerings too. 

Upcoming G-317 Training Courses 

Info on new classes and dates is posted on the CERT calendar page.

Visit the TDEM website to register. (Must be logged into your account.)

G-317: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course

Instructor Guide


Participant Manual

Presentation Slides

CERT Master Instructors

Mike Jones
(512) 393-7300

Candy Lonie
(512) 393-7300

Charles Johnson
(512) 393-7300

CERT Instructors

George Conwill
(512) 680-4193

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