The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a national program designed to provide trained volunteers that can serve as first responders during a disaster when traditional emergency response (police, fire, EMS) is delayed. CERT personnel can also assist the traditional responders. CERT skills are also useful for family disaster preparedness. SHU has a body of CERT volunteers consisting of staff, students, and faculty.
Completion of the CERT Basic Training Course consisting of 20 hours of instruction (four 5 hour sessions) would be required for earning the badge. If you’ve taken the certification in the past, you should be getting a notification soon. If you take it in the future, we’ll credit you automatically when you’ve finished the training.