CERT Basic Training


Evening Series: Spring 2017

6:30-9:30 p.m. Wed., April 5 - May 17

Final drill: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sat., May20

Location: City Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room

2017 Spring Classes Details

Pre-registration for classes is required for new students. No registration required for returning students who need to make up classes or for CERTs who want to audit classes.


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Please note that there is a $25 CERT program fee payable the first day of class. CERT Graduates are sworn in as Disaster Service Worker Volunteers for the City of Walnut Creek. Unfortunately, due to limited resources, Walnut Creek CERT classes are open only to those who live or work in either incorporated or unincorporated Walnut Creek (does not apply in the case of a student from another city making up a missed class)

Need to make up a missed class?
You can go to any city's CERT program to make up a class.
NOTE: If you are making up a class, please call (925) 256-3556 at the start of the CERT Session to verify the order of class topics.

CERT Class materials online

Chapter 1 Powerpoint: Disaster Preparedness [PDF]

Chapter 2 Powerpoint: Fire Safety and Utility Controls [PDF]

Chapter 3 Powerpoint: Disaster Medical Operations Part 1 [PDF]

Chapter 4 Powerpoint: Disaster Medical Operations Part 2 [PDF]

Chapter 5 Powerpoint: Light Search and Rescue Operations [PDF]

Chapter 6 Powerpoint: CERT Organization [PDF]

Chapter 7 Powerpoint: Disaster Psychology [PDF]

Chapter 8 Powerpoint: Terrorism and CERT [PDF]

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