Washington State Emergency Management Division


G0428 CERT Train-the-Trainer Course

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 to Thursday, October 12, 2023 (In Person) 

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Planning

This 3-day in-person course will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to instruct the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training that prepares citizens to assist in emergency response activities in their local community. This class is a requirement to be a recognized CERT Instructor in Washington. See for Washington CERT Standards.

For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.


Course Objectives
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the CERT Basic Training course.
  • Demonstrate the ability to present an assigned portion of the course (teach-back).
  • Communicate the core values of the program.
  • Demonstrate classroom management techniques.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching techniques.
  • Model appropriate behavior as an instructor.

    1. A referral letter from a CERT-sponsoring agency, typically a local, regional, or state government agency.

    2. Either IS-317 OR CERT Basic Training:
      • If you are not a first responder, please complete the IS 317 CERT Basic Training, it is required.


      • For current first responders, please submit a copy of your CERT Basic Training or IS 317 Introduction to CERT Certificate.
    3. Must have a FEMA Student ID number (


Visit FEMA's Emergency Management Institute to complete the IS 317 course online at Independent Study

Target Audience

Program trainers or coordinators knowledgeable of the CERT program, committed to serving as instructors in their community and willing to be included in a statewide instructor database.


Puyallup Public Works Building

1100 39th Ave. SE
Puyallup, WA 98374

Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: City of Puyallup Emergency Management

Course Managers:


Celso Rangel

State Citizen Corps / CERT Program Coordinator



Louise Darcy

City of Puyallup Emergency Management


Please let us know if reasonable accommodation is required for this course. We invite any person with a disability, access or functional need, as well as those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format, to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.
If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at and we will be happy to assist you.


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