Academy Schedule

East County CERT

2022 Academy Schedule

2018 CERT Academy Graduates

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with East County CERT. 

The application period is now closed.

Note: The course information listed below is provided for informational purposes only.

What is required:

Part 1

Successfully complete the Nine (9) modules CERT on-line Basic Training Course between March 1st and March 31st 2022. At the end of each module, there is a quiz that must be passed prior to going to the next module. At the end of the 9 modules, there will be a final exam. 

The on-line portion is approximately 12 - 14 hours. The course can be taken at any time and you can complete as many section as you like with each login. 

Completion of this section is required in order to move on to Part 2. 

Part 2

Participate in the final Search and Rescue exercise.

Parts 1 and 2 must be fully completed in order to become an East County CERT volunteer team member. As space is limited, please do not sign up for this training unless you have the time to fully complete the entire course and participate in the Search and Rescue exercise. 

All volunteers must meet these baseline requirements: 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Agree to and successfully pass a criminal background check. Must be completed before we can issue CERT ID card. (No charge to applicant, Fees paid by East County CERT)
  • Attend a minimum of three bi-monthly CERT general meetings per year
  • Volunteer for three public events per calendar year or actively participate on one of our CERT subcommittees
  • Completion of FEMA IS 100 & IS 200 on-line classes (Free)
  • Attend the following supplemental training classes:
  1. Shelter Operations
  2. Shelter Hands On Training

How to Apply:

East County CERT Basic Training Academy is a simple process:

  1. Complete and submit the Online Application. The application period is now closed. Information is provided for reference only. Please visit this page for information on the 2023 academy.
         Note: Submitting an application does not guarantee a place in the academy. 

   2. Attend an on-line interview. Once your application is completed, you will be contacted to set up your interview.

 Be part of our team and help your community, apply today!