Start and Maintain a CERT Program

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CERT programs serve in more than 2,200 communities nationwide. This section provides guidance and best practices that successful CERT communities use to start and maintain their programs.

Download the Starting and Maintaining a CERT Program document.

The document includes the following:

Starting a CERT Program

  • CERT Overview
  • CERT Roles
  • Step 1: Assessing Needs
  • Step 2: Identifying Resources
  • Step 3: Gaining Support and Recruiting
  • Step 4: Acquiring Training Materials
  • Step 5: Tailoring Training
  • Step 6: Establishing a Training Cadre
  • Step 7: Delivering Training

Maintaining a CERT Program

  • Step 1: Communicating with Volunteers
  • Step 2: Maintaining Partnerships
  • Step 3: Planning Continuing Training
  • Step 4: Maintaining Records
Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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