CERT Training

The South Houston CERT will host CERT training at South Houston Library 607 Avenue A, South Houston, TX 77587. The training is free and open to the public. This series of classes will be taught in Spanish. Training will be held each Wednesday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., beginning April 12, 2023 and ending May 31, 2023. For more information and registration, please contact Alma Alanis at 713-947-7700 ext 106 or email at aalanis@southhoustontx.gov.

El South Houston CERT tendrán clases de CERT a la Biblioteca Pública de South Houston,  607 Avenue A, South Houston, TX 77587. Todas las clases son gratis para el público. Esas clases son en espanol. Las clases son todos los miercoles 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m comenzando el 12 de abril, 2023 y terminando el 31 de mayo, 2023. Para más información llama a Alma Alanis, 713-947-7700 ext 106 o correo electronico a aalanis@southhoustontx.gov.

The Baytown CERT will host CERT training at Baytown Fire Dept Training Facility, 7022 Bayway Dr. The training is free and open to the public. Training will be held each Saturday for three weeks beginning April 22. Day 1, April 22. Day 2, April 29. Day 3, May 6. Class is 8:00am to 5:00pm. For more information and registration, please contact Thomas Quinn at 281-422-1168 or email at Thomas.Quinn@baytown.org.

Cy-Fair Area CERT training for 2023 will be held at the Lone Star College - Cy-Fair Emergency Services Education Center, 18132 West Road, Cypress, Texas 77433. Training will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., starting March 21,2023, and ending May 9, 2023. The class will be limited to 30 participants. Please go to www.cyfaircert.org, click on the Eventbrite link at the bottom of the homepage, and register for the 2023 CERT Training Class 39. For more information, contact at training@cyfaircert.org. Registration will open in December 2022.

Cy-Fair Area CERT training for 2023 will be held at the Lone Star College - Cy-Fair Emergency Services Education Center, 18132 West Road, Cypress, Texas 77433. Training will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., starting August 22,2023, and ending October 17, 2023. The class will be limited to 30 participants. Please go to www.cyfaircert.org, click on the Eventbrite link at the bottom of the homepage, and register for the 2023 CERT Training Class 40. For more information, contact at training@cyfaircert.org. Registration will open in May 2023.

HC ESD 48 Fire Department and Katy Area CERT will be offering CERT Training at the HC ESD 48 Fire Department Station 5, located at 21201 Morton Road, Katy, TX  77449 between North Fry Road and North Mason Road.  Training is FREE and open to the public.  Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, starting March 27, 2023 and ending May 22, 2023. To register, contact HCESD 48 FD at mary.payne@hcesd48.org.

The Humble Area CERT will host CERT training at the Harris County Fire and Sheriff Training Academy, 2316 Atascocita Road, Humble, Texas 77396. Training will be held each Monday from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., beginning March 27, 2023 and ending May 15, 2023. For more information and registration, please contact Mary Malloy at HCCERTMary@gmail.com.  

The Cypress Creek Area CERT will host CERT training at the Cypress Creek Fire Station 24, 12073 Perry Road, Houston, Texas 77070. Training will be held every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., beginning May 11, 2023 and ending June 29, 2023. For more information and registration, please contact Scott Johnson at sajohn1949@outlook.com.

The Humble Area CERT will host CERT training at the Harris County Fire and Sheriff Training Academy, 2316 Atascocita Road, Humble, Texas 77396. Training will be held each Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., beginning July 22, 2023 and ending August 12, 2023. For more information and registration, please contact Mary Malloy at HCCERTMary@gmail.com.  


 

Additional Training

 

IS-317.A: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Team (CERTs)

This FEMA Independent Study online course is an introduction to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program for those interested in learning about the CERT program. The course includes three lessons: Introduction to CERT, What CERTs Do, and Becoming Involved. Remember: It is important to understand that completion of this Independent Study course is not equivalent to, and cannot be used in place of the classroom delivery of the CERT Basic training. To become a CERT volunteer, you must complete the classroom training.

Click this link to navigate to the training:

https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-317.a

 

IS-315.A: CERT and the Incident Command System (ICS)

This Independent Study (IS) course introduces you to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) relationship to the Incident Command System (ICS), a proven management system used by emergency managers to help maintain the safety of disaster workers, provide clear leadership and organizational structure, and improve the effectiveness of rescue efforts. This program educates any Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program manager, CERT trainer, or emergency responder who may manage and/or coordinate with a CERT about the CERT’s potential roles in a disaster or emergency situation.

Click this link to navigate to the training:

https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-315.a&d=5/1/2020