Frequently asked questions about CERT

CERT_FAQ-1 What is CERT?
How can CERT-trained volunteers help?
What will CERT-trained volunteers learn?
Who should take CERT training? What CERT training modules are offered?
Why is Minneapolis offering free CERT training?
When can I take CERT training?
How can I sign up for CERT training?

CERT Community Calendar (pdf)
Minneapolis CERT Member Location Map

What is CERT?

How can CERT-trained volunteers help?

What will CERT-trained volunteers learn?

Who should take CERT training?

  • Any resident over 18 with a desire to develop the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and respond to a disaster.
  • Condo/Townhouse/Apartment Associations
  • Neighborhood Groups
  • Small and large Businesses
  • Communities of Faith
  • School Staff

What CERT training modules are offered?

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Safety
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Team Organization
  • Disaster Psychology
  • CERT and Terrorism
  • Disaster Medical Operations-Triage and Treating Life Threatening Injuries
  • Disaster Medical Operations-Assessment, Treatment and Hygiene
  • Final Exercise
  • Final Test and Graduation
  • Instruction includes lecture and practical hands-on involvement including the use of fire extinguishers and splinting and bandaging victim’s injuries.

Why is Minneapolis offering free CERT training?

When can I take CERT training?

How can I get more information on, or sign up for CERT training?

Last updated Aug. 12, 2013