Community Emergency Response Team

Hi and welcome to the CERT San Diego information page!  Our Spring 2020 academy is set for April 25, 26 and May 2, 3. You can find this registration on your Opportunities tab.  Be sure to sign up for all four of the days!  [UPDATE as of 3/24/20:  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will not be holding the Spring 2020 academy on the dates mentioned above. However, we will reschedule them at a later date.  If you are interested in taking part of that future academy, please sign up for Academy 40.  This will allow us to identify who signed up for 40 and give you first refusal for a seat in the rescheduled academy.  Please note this priority registration will only apply to city of San Diego residents.  All out of town guest will be assigned any available seats in the week leading up to the start of the academy.  Thank you for your patience.]

If these dates do not work and you wish to be notified when dates are announced, please sign up on your Opportunities tab for the Future Academy Notification list.  This will allow you to be one of the first notified when dates are announced.  

Under each of our "Opportunities,"  some "Activities" are listed.  When you click an Activity, you will be taken to a page that provides more details just on that specific Activity.  Also on this page you will see a section called "Qualifications".  To sign up for an activity, you must meet the listed qualifications.  To get to your Qualifications page, click the "My Profile" tab on your home page, and select "Qualifications" from the drop-down list that appears.  Here you can select the appropriate qualifications for an activity.  (*Note:  next to each qualification is an "I".  Click this "I" to get details on what information is needed; you may need to scroll down to see all information.)

If you have any questions at all, please contact the CERT Program Office by email at  

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Future Academy Notification Email List

Are you interested in learning disaster preparedness skills that may help you prepare for and recover from a major natural disaster?  Please consider signing up to be notified of when the next CERT SD Academy dates are announced.

Priority registration is given to those who live in the city of San Diego.  However we invite our out-of-town students to create a profile and come on the first day of class. If there are seats available, out-of-town students are welcome to join our academy.

As you consider this opportunity, here is a description of the requirements.

     Students must be at least 18 years old. 

     Attendance on all four days of the academy is mandatory for graduation.

Classes are held on two consecutive weekends (on both Saturday and Sunday) from approximately 9:30am until 4pm each day.  Classes will start promptly at 10am.  The location of the training will be provided upon successful registration.  There is no cost for the training and we provide safety gear and classroom materials.

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