Illinois Emergency Management Agency  
IEMA logo

Pat Quinn, Governor

IEMA Links

Director Monken
Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery
Training & Exercises
Annual Reports & Publications
Laws & Regulations
Freedom of Information
Interoperable Communications
Quick Nav:  


Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)


The CERT train the trainer class is for individuals that are part of a Citizen Corps Council or CERT Team that would like to become a trainer for their local program. Individuals must be sponsored by a local Citizen Corps Council or by a local jurisdiction that is interested in starting a Council. Please read below for more information on the CERT training itself.

If available, emergency services personnel are the best trained and equipped to handle emergencies and you should use them. However, following a catastrophic disaster, you and the community may be on your own for a period of time because of the size of the area affected, lost communications, and impassable roads.

CERT Training is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family and your neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using the training thru this class to save lives and protect property.

This training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. You will want to help. With training and practice and by working as a team, you will be able to do the greatest good for the greatest number after a disaster, while protecting yourself from becoming a victim.

Starting in June 2006 a new section of the class will be offered. This section is called the CERT managers class, which teaches each trainer on basic needs of the team. Such needs as administrative help, funding, grants, marketing, keeping volunteers interested in the program, continuing education and much, much more.

Course Length: 16 hours

The CERT Train the Trainer class is a free class given by IEMA that includes hotel costs. IEMA does not reimburse for per diem or mileage.

Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date.
However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.

There are no scheduled dates for this course.

If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact the IEMA Regional Coordinator serving your county. Registration must be made in advance to attend any course. An application can be obtained from the IEMA Regional Coordinator or by downloading in pdf format. Get Acrobat Reader



Exercise Information
FEMA Independent Study Program
Illinois Professional Emergency Manager Program
Illinois Professional Development Series
2013 IEMA Conference
Out-of-State Training Opportunities
Hazardous Materials Training Webpage
School & Campus Security Training
ICS 300 & 400 Training
FEMA Higher Education Project

Offered Courses

Copyright © IEMA Site Map | Disclaimer | Illinois Privacy Info | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Plug-Ins | Webmaster