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Course Description

E/L/G-428 - Community Emergency Response Team Train the Trainer

Verified/Updated: 10/25/2013

Course Overview:
This course prepares participants to deliver FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training course. This Train-the-Trainer course focuses on preparing instructors to:
     • Deliver CERT Basic Training.
     • Convey the messages and intent of the CERT Program (e.g., safety, teamwork, place in overall community Emergency Operations Plan).
     • Assure that participants achieve the objectives of CERT Basic Training.
     • Create a comfortable yet managed learning environment.
     • Course topics include:
          • CERT history, program purpose, and values.
          • Materials and requirements for the CERT Basic Training course.
          • Roles of the CERT instructor.
          • Effective presentation of CERT Basic Training content.
          • Effective coaching and demonstration of skills in the classroom.
          • Practices to maximize learning.
          • Effective evaluation of CERT training participants.

The CERT Train-the-Trainer course is delivered at EMI sequentially during the same week with E0427, Community Emergency Response Team Program Manager. Participants who wish to take both courses must submit a separate application for each course. Although either course may be taken separately, EMI encourages participants to take both courses the same week.

Program Area(s):
Citizen Preparedness; Voluntary Organizations

Selection Criteria:
Individuals who will:
     • Serve as the Course Manager for the CERT Basic Training course
     • Be CERT Basic Training course instructors

Target Audience:
Current or future Course Managers for CERT Basic Training course.

Prerequisites & Other Information:
Required Prerequisites:
1. A referral from a CERT-sponsoring agency, typically a local, regional, or State government agency.
2. Completed the CERT Basic Training course (IS317 is not acceptable)

To take an EMI course, applicants must meet the selection criteria and prerequisites specified for each course. Participants may not take the same course more than once. The NETC is an equal opportunity campus. It does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religious belief, national origin, or disability in its admissions and participant-related policies and procedures. NETC actively encourages all qualified candidates to apply for all courses.

Application Procedures:
The form used to apply to take an EMI course is the General Admissions Application Form (FEMA Form 119-25-1 [formerly FEMA Form 75-5]). Additional forms can be downloaded from the EMI web site or obtained from State and local Emergency Management offices, FEMA Regional offices, or the NETC Office of Admissions. Please fill out all blanks on the application form or it will be returned.

FEMA has eliminated the use of the Social Security Number (SSN), where possible, when applying for FEMA training. All individuals, including FEMA employees, applying for Emergency Management Institute resident classes are required to register using the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) Training Administration System (CTAS) and obtain a Student Identification (SID) number. This number is used in place of the SSN on the General Admissions Application Form.

Which courses does this process impact?
All EMI Resident, Video Teleconference, and Adobe Connect courses, including courses held at NETC (E code); off-site (L code); Center for Domestic Preparedness (B code); FEMA Distribution Center in Frederick, Maryland (S code); through Video Teleconference (VTC) (V code); and Adobe Connect (K code).

State, local, and tribal field-delivered courses (G code); and Independent Study courses (IS code) are not impacted by the process.

How do I obtain my FEMA Student Identification Number (SID) number?
Step 1: To register, go to
Step 2: Click on the “Need a FEMA SID” box on the right side of the screen.
Step 3: Follow the instructions and provide the necessary information to create your account.
Step 4: You will receive an e-mail with your SID number. You should save this number in a secure location.

What do I do with this new FEMA SID number I’ve been assigned?
The SID number must be used in place of the SSN on the General Admissions Application (FEMA Form 119-25-1, Box 3).

Why is it important to register in the CTAS?
Any applications for FY 2014 EMI courses that do not include the training registration number will not be processed until the FEMA SID is provided to NETC Admissions.
Applications must be coordinated, reviewed, and approved by:
• The head of the applicant’s sponsoring organization;
• The Emergency Management office of the applicant’s State; and
• The NETC Admissions Office.

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 24.00
Provider: Texas Association of Regional Councils
Sponsor: FEMA
Disciplines: Emergency Medical Service
Public Safety Communications
Fire Service
Government Administration
Public Health
Private Industry
Health Care
Emergency Management
Public Works
Law Enforcement

Available Classes

ViewCourse NumberClass NameLocationDatesSeats Available 
View class E/L/G-428 Community Emergency Response Team Train the TrainerBuda Fire Dept
209 Jack C Hays Trail
Buda, TX 78610
05/18/2018 - 05/20/2018 18 View Details
Total of 1

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