Community Emergency Response Team

Hi and welcome to the CERT San Diego information page!  We have scheduled our fall academy this coming October. To participate in our academy, students must be 18 years and older, live in the city of San Diego and have registered through this site.  If you do not live in San Diego but are still interested in attending, you can still sign up! Select the Back-Up list option for the shifts and you will receive updates and information about the academy.  When you arrive on the first day, if there are available seats due to late cancellations or no-shows, the space in the academy will be re-assigned to you.

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  

We look forward to seeing you later this year!

Notice: The CERT San Diego program office will not be staffed from 9/13/19 to 9/29/19.  Emails and phone messages will be returned during the week of 9/30/19.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.  

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CERT Academy

Joining CERT San Diego begins with the academy.  CERT San Diego hosts two full academies yearly. Each academy is 24 hours long and held on two consecutive or staggered weekends.  Class will begin at 10am and finish at approximately 4pm each day.  Attendance at all four days of class are required for course completion.  

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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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Non-CERT Volunteer Roles

These roles include "Volunteer Victim" and "Moulage Artist".  

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