CERT Classes for 2021 ***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* *


February 20 & 27, 2021 (Closed)


April 17 & 24, 2021 (Cancelled)


June 5 & 12, 2021 (Closed)


September 18 & 25, 2021 (Closed) -


October 16 & 23, 2021 (Open) - Register Here