CERT Classes for 2023 ***New dates available***

Learn how to prepare for the unexpected by taking the FREE Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training from the Shelby County Office of Preparedness. CERT students learn life-saving skills; gain a new confidence that they will know what do before, during and after a disaster. And be able to assist family, neighbors, and co-workers until the professional rescuers arrive on the scene.

CERT training is presented through lectures, videos, and hands-on exercises to teach students what to do before, during, and after a disaster.

Modules include:

  • fire suppression (extinguishing a small fire with an ABC fire extinguisher)
  • disaster psychology
  • medical triage and first aid
  • hazardous materials
  • disaster preparation (learn how to create a “go kit” for home, work, and auto)
  • terrorism
  • light search and rescue

This is a 16 hour course taught over 2 days. Students must attend both Saturdays to obtain a certificate.  

        Location: Shelby County Office of Preparedness, 1075 Mullins Station Road, Building C, CERT Classroom, Memphis, TN  38134.

       Age Limits: 18 years of age, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian         

Class Dates *Both dates in the set are required. Please only choose one set of dates*


June 4 and 11 - Register Here

August 13 and 20 - Register Here

September 10 and 17 - Register Here

October 8 and 15 - Register Here