CERT provides basic disaster preparedness and response training to the public. A typical CERT class includes 24 hours of training covering
The class concludes with a practical exercise in which you’ll respond to a simulated disaster to
practice skills learned in the classroom.
The course fee for the basic class is $20 per person unless otherwise stated.
Classes will be held at the Public Safety Center: 330 W. Scott St. Springfield, MO 65802
* Participants must attend all classes to complete the CERT training course and receive a certificate.
To register for any of our classes or to help at events, please send an email to our CERT Director with your name and contact phone number.
After completing CERT basic training, you’ll have the option to register with the Office of Emergency
Management as an official CERT volunteer. As a registered member, your name will be added to a pool of
core volunteers the OEM may call upon for assistance in a variety of roles during disasters (ice storms,
tornadoes, floods, etc.) or pre-planned events (fairs, parades, concerts, etc.). You will also be
eligible for enhanced training in a variety of disaster preparedness & response courses we offer only to
Registration is easy; all you need to do is fill out a volunteer application form and submit to a background check. By registering as a CERT member, you are agreeing to abide by the policies set forth in our standard operating guidelines (SOGs) while acting in an official CERT capacity. A copy of our volunteer registration form and background check procedures can be found below, along with a copy of our SOGs.
If you have any questions, please contact the CERT director at the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management by telephone at (417) 869-6040 or by emailing our CERT Director.
The Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management Program along with community stakeholders strives to be a national model of best practices in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery against high-impact events to reduce loss of life, damage to property and harm to the environment. The Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management Program promotes enhanced regionalization of emergency management across southwest Missouri.