Greenville County CERT offers training courses open to the community at least twice a year (Spring & Fall).
Participants gain hands-on experience in the following sessions:
CERT Training Registration
The 2021 Fall Basic Training will utilize both a traditional classroom track and a hybrid track. The classroom track will meet on Tuesday and Thursday nights (6:15-8:45pm) from September 28 – October 21. The hybrid track will utilize an online, multimedia format for the lecture portion of the training, while still requiring some in-person training. Participants will read training materials, watch videos, and answer questions using an online learning platform. They will also attend the classes on October 5, 7, and 14 for hands-on practice.
Both tracks will participate in the final exercise on Saturday, October 23, 9:00am-12:00pm.
If you have questions, email [email protected].
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and have completed CERT basic training, read through our Standard Operating Procedures and fill out a volunteer application.
People who go through CERT training have a better understanding of the potential threats to their home, workplace, and community. They have been trained to commence activities that will lessen the effects of a variety of hazards on themselves, their homes, and their workplace. If a disaster happens that overwhelms local response capability, CERT members can apply the training learned in the classroom and during exercises to give critical support to loved ones, neighbors, and associates in their immediate area until help arrives.
Local government prepares for everyday emergencies; however, there may be an emergency or disaster that can overwhelm the community’s immediate response capability. The primary reason for CERT training is to give people the decision-making, organizational, and practical skills to offer immediate assistance to family members, neighbors, and associates while waiting for help. While people will respond to others in need without the training, the goal of the CERT program is to help people do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger.