Training Classes

Next in-person training class information: The Camden County EMA is currently working on scheduling an in-person CERT training class for May or June 2021.

Stay tuned for details!


Ways to sign up:

Send us a message through our Contact page!


Visit our Facebook page and send us a message!


Call the Camden County Volunteer Coordinator, Robert (Bob) Hayes, at his office number (573) 346-7108 or cell phone number (573) 836-1281.

Email Bob Hayes at bobhayes@ema65020.org


Call the Camden County CERT Coordinator, Tim George, on his cell phone number (573) 480-3960 or email him at cbrntg@gmail.com


Sign up in person when you see us at events or drop in and see us at the Camden County, MO EMA office located at 12 VFW Rd Camdenton, MO 65020.


About Basic CERT Training


CERT’S FREE BASIC TRAINING MUST BE A CUMULATIVE MINIMUM 20-HOUR TRAINING COURSE. WE SCHEDULE MORE HOURS THAN NECESSARY EACH DAY TO ALLOW FOR PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS, DISCUSSIONS, QUESTIONS, AND MORE.

CERT CLASSES ARE COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO BRING ANYTHING TO CLASS WITH YOU. IF YOU REGISTER AT DEPLOYMENT LEVEL 2 OR ABOVE, YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A CERT PACK AND/OR CERT PPE AT THE CONCLUSION OF YOUR TRAINING! WE ALSO ASK YOU TO COMPLETE SELECT, FREE, ONLINE FEMA INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSES DEPENDING ON THE LEVEL OF ACTIVITY YOU WISH TO PURSUE WITH THE GROUP.


CERT Basic Participant Manual used in Training Class



Teen CERT Training

Right now, we are accepting applications for teens (whose parents are also CERT certified or are planning on taking the basic 20-hour training course) who are interested in assisting, training, and volunteering with our CC MO CERT group in non-responder activities, such as public events, appearances, outreach to schools, etc. Teen CERTs are required to pass the FREE FEMA Independent Study Courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800, along with the same basic 20-hour training course which the adults complete.

If you or someone you know may be interested in our Teen CERT program, send an email with your contact information and request to CERT Coordinator Tim George at cbrntg1@gmail.com and we will get in touch with you to discuss this great opportunity!


FREE ACCELERATED CERT TRAINING CLASSES:



WE WILL BE HOSTING “ACCELERATED” CERT 2-DAY TRAINING CLASSES WHEN WE HAVE AT LEAST SIX qualified PEOPLE INTERESTED AND SIGNED UP!


REQUIREMENTS: HAVE PREVIOUS EMERGENCY EXPERIENCE (RETIRED OR ACTIVE FIRST RESPONDER/MILITARY/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, WORKED WITH ANOTHER EMERGENCY ORGANIZATION LIKE THE AMERICAN RED CROSS/ARES/FAITH BASED RESPONSE GROUP, ETC.); COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK WITH THE Camden County Sheriff’s Office; COMPLETE THE FEMA IS-100, IS-200, IS-315, IS-317, IS-700, AND IS-800 PRIOR TO TRAINING; AND CONSIDER REGISTERING WITH THE CC MO CERT AS LEVEL 4 TO TAKE PART IN RURAL REGIONal CERT efforts.


ABOUT THE ACCELERATED CERT TRAINING CLASS:

TRAINEES MUST MEET THE 20-HOUR MINIMUM BASIC CERT COURSE. WE RUN TWO TWELVE-HOUR DAYS WITH ALL THREE MEALS SPONSORED BY LOCAL BUSINESSES. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BRING ANYTHING WITH YOU. PLEASE WEAR PANTS AND STURDY FOOTWEAR, AS HALF OF OUR LESSONS ARE HANDS-ON PRACTICALS.
FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS OR TO SIGN UP FOR AN UPCOMING CLASS, PLEASE CONTACT CERT coordinator Tim George at 573-480-3960.