This section provides an overview of the registration process for new CERT programs and offers technical guidance to help program managers register successfully. The page includes answers to frequently asked questions about the registration system and how it works, and also provides contact information for users in need of additional technical assistance. Users can also read about why the system collects information from local programs and how this information is used.
Registration Support Overview
To register your CERT Program now, click HERE!
The registration process will help better connect citizens with local preparedness and resiliency efforts. It will also allow the National CERT Program Office to better serve the needs of local efforts by collecting more specific and up-to-date information.
If you have begun the registration process and would like to continue, go to www.citizencorps.fema.gov/cc/secure/index.do.
If you are looking for the Citizen Corps Council Registration Support web page, please visit http://citizencorps.fema.gov/citizencorps/register/register.shtm.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Local Councils should contact their State Coordinator for assistance:
For reporting technical difficulties and submitting comments on the registration and/or National Citizen Corps website, send correspondence to (be sure to include the state in which your Council operates):
FEMA Form 646
OMB No: 1660-0098
Privacy Act Statement
Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; Executive Order 13254, “Establishing the USA Freedom Corps”
(January 29, 2002).
Purpose: FEMA is collecting this information to provide state and local contact information for Citizen Corps Councils and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Programs to members of the public who are interested in becoming more prepared and/or for getting involved in community activities. This information also showcases the capabilities of each local Council and CERT Program as well as recognizes them as an approved entity within the state.
Routine Uses: This information may be disclosed as generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, including disclosing this information as necessary and authorized by the routine uses published in DHS/ALL– 006 Citizen Corps Database (December 19, 2008, 73 FR 77785) (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2008-12-19/html/E8-29809.htm) and upon written request, by agreement, or as required by law.
Disclosure: Furnishing this information is voluntary; however if you choose not to provide the information, FEMA may be unable to complete your Citizen Corps or CERT registration or exchange information about, or facilitate your involvement in Citizen Corps or CERT initiatives.
PAPERWORK BURDEN DISCLOSURE NOTICE
Citizen Corps Council Registration & Public reporting burden for this data collection is estimated to average 1 hour per response. The burden estimate includes the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed and completing and submitting this form. You are not required to respond to this collection of information unless a valid OMB control number is displayed on this form. Send comments regarding the accuracy of the burden estimate and any suggestions for reducing the burden to: Information Collections Management, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 20598-3005, Paperwork Reduction Project (1660-0098). NOTE: Do not send your completed form to this address.
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