Joining USF CERT
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The first step to joining our USF Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is to take the classroom portion of the CERT Basic Training. This course is being offered online before the start of the Fall semester and will be taught by certified FEMA CERT Instructors. The knowledge gained will help prepare you for a disaster by going through what you need to know to help prepare you for a disaster while providing valuable information on how you can assist in the response to a disaster event. After the basic training, you will have access to several advanced training classes and be activated by the Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management before, during, or after a disaster.
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If you are interested in becoming part of our leadership team, you can fill out an application form here or on the leadership page:
CERT Basic Training
Our next CERT Basic Training course is starting soon. Sign up today!
This course includes six sections: Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Hazardous Material, and Terrorist Incidents, Disaster Medical Operations, and Search & Rescue. All classes, practical exercises, and hands-on skills will be taught in person.
To become a CERT member, one must complete the classroom training being offered to USF students, staff, faculty, and others in the community. Training will occur over the course of three days, all participants must attend all three days of training. Registration is required, and space is limited.
Learn life-saving and advanced medical skills
Practice basic Search and Rescue methods
Final Practical Disaster Exercise to practice skills
Participate in HOSA competitions in CERT
Official FEMA Certificate
Gain volunteer and community service hours
Gain experience in the Public Safety and Emergency Management fields
Eligibility for service awards
Spring 2024 CERT Basic Training Course
Thursday, February 8th from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday, February 9th from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, February 10th from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Save-the-Date for Fall 2024 CERT Basic Course
Thursday, September 12th from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday, September 13th from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, September 14th from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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