In order to become a CERT volunteer, one must complete the classroom training offered by for free by VBCERT at the Virginia Beach Fire Training Center. To begin the training, complete and submit the  Application or contact your local CERT manager to learn about the local education and training opportunities available to you.

Training includes a variety of required equipment and covers topics such as:

  1. Disaster Preparedness
  2. Fire Safety
  3. Disaster Medical Operations—Part 1
  4. Disaster Medical Operations—Part 2
  5. Light Search and Rescue Operations
  6. CERT Organization
  7. Disaster Psychology
  8. Terrorism and CERT
You can also visit our Links Page for on line training opportunities.


See below for POWER POINTS that are used in class each night. All power points are up for your reviewing them from time to time and reviewing for information...enjoy!