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

This two 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)  Thu. Apr 29, 2021 8:00a-4:00p 
Fri. Apr 30, 2021 8:00a-4:00p 
Location Virtual Classroom
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Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
Offered By Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 
Primary Instructor Bryant, David M. 
Additional Instructors Hugabone, Bruce M. (IP)   
Course Length 2 days 
Course Hours 16 
Prerequisites CERT Basic Training course (G-317) or Introduction to CERT (IS-317)
Target Audience Current and prospective CERT Instructors, CERT Program Managers 

Target Audience:

Individuals who serve as the course manager for the CERT Basic Training course, or serve as a CERT Basic Training course instructor. Individuals who state in their justification the need to start up a CERT program.

All registrants must receive pre-approval from their respective CERT sponsoring agency.


Attachments CERT Best Practices Guide (rev. 2017)
Participant Manual

Offering Specific Information


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