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Next CERT Classes Start in May 2024
Free Emergency Skills Training


The May 2024 CERT class will occur over three consecutive Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM:

  1. May 4, 2024
  2. May 11, 2024
  3. May 18, 2024

Download the May 2024 CERT Training Flyer HERE.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program uses FEMA curriculum to train people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist their families and others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT also participates in searches for missing persons, serves as coastal spotters for persons swept out to sea, storm response and other common emergencies.

Learn These Skills and Many More:

  • Emergency First-aid
  • Use of a fire extinguisher
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Shutting your utilities
  • Rescue
  • Communications when phones fail
  • Assessing your home or workplace after an earthquake or storm


Participants must be a resident of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Sand City, Defense Language Institute, Naval Postgraduate School or adjacent communities.

All classes are taught in Monterey. Anyone may enroll by sending an e-mail of interest to: training@montereycert.org

Please include the following in your email:

  • Full Name
  • Your Physical Address
  • Email you most commonly use
  • Cell and home phone numbers

You will receive a confirmation with class location and further details. Monterey CERT classes typically occur in March and September.

CERT training is offered in both a weekend and weeknight format. The weekend series occurs over three consecutive Saturdays. Weeknights occur over seven consecutive Thursday nights.

This class provides 24 hours of community service credit to High School Students!