CERT Continuing Education (CERT CE)

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CERT Continuing Education

CERT Continuing Education is a series that will allow for CERT Graduates, whether you graduated with Kirkland or not, to be able to refresh your skills and keep up to date on the latest material taught in the CERT class. 

We will be providing videos and in-person activities for all CERTs to practice and continue their education to be disaster ready.

Check this page throughout the year for refresher videos and information about our in-person trainings. You can look forward to learning more information about the following topics:

  • January: CERT Introduction
  • February: CERT Organization
  • March: Disaster Medical I
  • April: Disaster Medical II
  • May: Participation in CERT Drill. Please contact OEM at KirklandEM@kirklandwa.gov for more details on how to participate.
  • June: Fire Extinguisher Training and Practice
  • July: Self Study Topic
  • August: Topic TBD
  • September: Cribbing
  • October: Light Search and Rescue
  • November: Winter Weather Preparation and Utility Controls
  • December: Q&A Panel

A downloadable list of the 2023 Training Topics can be found here.(PDF, 127KB)

Virtual Training Resources

Click on the tabs below to watch online refresher videos!

CERT Introduction Lesson

CERT Organization Lesson

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About CERT

CERT is a hands-on training that teaches individuals how to prepare their homes and neighborhoods to respond to a disaster.

Learn skills like fire suppression, disaster first aid, search and rescue techniques, assisting professional responders, responding to suspected terrorist incidents, reducing survivor stress, and preparing individuals and communities for emergencies.

Click this link to learn more about the nationwide CERT program from the FEMA website.

If you are interested in CERT and the emergency preparedness system and want to learn more, you can check out these free independent study FEMA courses and materials:

Basic CERT Training Manual and Materials

Independent Study Course: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Team (CERTs) 

Independent Study Course: CERT and the Incident Command System (ICS) 

Independent Study Course: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)




Preparedness Classes