For more information, please call Brenda Navellier, Fire Department Administrator at 510-215-4450. Classes are free of charge.
Please download the 2020 CERT Schedule for class times and locations. All 2020 Classes are postponed due to Covid 19.
There are three types of classes offered to assist residents of El Cerrito and Kensington to be self-sufficient in the event of a disaster:
1. CERT Training
Utilizing the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) curriculum, this 20-hour program is designed to assist residents of El Cerrito and Kensington to be self-sufficient in the event of a disaster.
2. CERT Boot Camp
For those citizens who cannot attend the 20-hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) curriculum, the Fire Department offers an alternative training. The CERT Boot Camp is designed to provide those participants who cannot commit the required 20 hours for training. This non-certified one-day training will introduce participants to CERT in all program areas in a condensed format.
3. SIGN UP FOR CERT CLASSES
Submit this form to sign up for CERT Training or a CERT Boot Camp.
4. Catch-up Classes
Did you miss a class? When space is available, you can make up any classes necessary to get your certification. Consult the class calendar, then contact the CERT program to request a catch-up class.