Help Your Community in an Emergency

cert training Join a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) by signing up for free training through the City’s Office of Emergency Services. CERT team training prepares local residents to help themselves, their families and neighbors in the event of a disaster. The training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services may not be available. CERT members receive training in earthquake awareness, disaster fire suppression techniques, disaster medical operations, and light search and rescue, as well as team organization and management. Trained emergency personnel, including firefighters and emergency medical services personnel, teach all classes.


City of Mountain View CERT Academy Schedule:

CERT Academy classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at 1000 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA. The final Field Day class is held on Saturday at Fire Station #4, 229 North Whisman Road, Mountain View, CA.

CERT training is provided at no cost and free of charge to participants.

Class 2023-1 will begin Thursday, March 9, 2023 and finish Saturday, March 25, 2022. To register for this CERT training, click here.

City of Mountain View CERT refresher Schedule:

CERT Refresher training is provided at no cost and free of charge to participants. Participants are encouraged to attend the CERT Academy before attending a CERT refresher training.

Santa Clara County Skills Day, Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Training is held at the Quinlan Community Center at 10185 N Stelling Road. For more information and to register, click here.

CERT Refresher - Terrorism Awareness, Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Training is held in the Auditorium at 1000 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA. To register, click here.

CERT Response to Electricity and Gas Emergencies Refresher coming soon.

CERT Introduction Training: IS-317 (Online): is available online through FEMA as an independent study course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those wanting to complete online training or as a refresher for current CERT members. The online course takes between six and eight hours to complete at your own pace.

Upon successfully finishing the IS-317 course, the registrant will receive a certificate of completion (from FEMA). Aside from being a great resource for those new to the CERT program, this class is also a great refresher for current Mountain View CERT volunteers. To take the online course, click here.

More CERT Info:

CERT Neighborhood Groups

CERT Graduate Information Update

Disaster Kits

Ready.gov CERT Information

CERT Brochure