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MEMA: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train-the-Trainer (G428)

  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Harrington Building, Room 202 101 Academy Drive Bourne, MA, 02532 United States (map)


This three day course prepares participants to deliver FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training course. The Train-the-Trainer course focuses on preparing instructors to:

  • Deliver CERT Basic Training.
  • Convey the messages and intent of the CERT Program (e.g., safety, teamwork, and place in overall community Emergency Operations Plan).
  • Assure that participants achieve the objectives of CERT Basic Training.
  • Create a comfortable yet managed learning environment.

Main Topics Covered in this Course Include:

  • CERT history, program purpose, and values.
  • Materials and requirements for the CERT Basic Training course.
  • Roles of the CERT instructor.
  • Effective presentation of CERT Basic Training content.
  • Effective coaching and demonstration of skills in the classroom.

This course prepares participants to deliver FEMA’s G317 CERT Basic Training course only.

Date(s) and Times 

Fri. Sep 29, 2017 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat. Sep 30, 2017 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Sun. Oct 01, 2017 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Course length: 3 Days

Offered by

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency


CERT Basic Training Course (G-317) or Introduction to CERT (IS-317)

Target Audience

Current and prospective CERT Instructors. CERT Program Managers