Training and Volunteer Opportunities

We will post CERT Training and Volunteer Opportunities on this page.  We have online CERT Training, Classroom CERT Training, and other volunteer opportunities.  Please visit often as we will update when a new CERT Training class or Volunteer Opportunity is available.

Training Opportunities – Click Here to sign up when they are available.

CERT is Back on Thursdays – You’ve spoken up and we’ve listened.  In 2018, the majority of our training will be back on Thursdays of every month from 7 pm – 9 pm.  Every training class will count towards your Continuing Education and Participation Credits, which are required to maintain your membership in CERT.  Remember you need at least 8 hours of Continuing Education and Participation Credits.

2018 CERT Training Dates: (More information to come)

  • February 17th – Hillsdale Lake SAR training – Lost Hunter Event
  • March 22nd
  • April 12th
  • May 24th
  • June 7th
  • July 19th
  • August 18th
  • September 20th
  • October 20th
  • November 8th
  • December – None.  Enjoy the time with your families.
  • January 10th -2018 Celebration

CERT Training Policy

In order for Training to occur, the following must happen:

  • All training attendees must sign up for the training via the Southwest Johnson County CERT website. Click Here to sign up
  • A minimum of 15 people signed up for classroom training
  • A minimum of 20 people signed up for drills
  • This condition must be met 3 days before the training is to occur and sign-ups will be cut-off at that time

Volunteer OpportunitiesClick Here to sign up when they are available.

June 8th and 9th 2018 – Festival on the Trails Gardner, KS – Details to follow

July 3rd, 2018 Edgerton Fireworks Display – Crowd Control will need a lot of people for this event

July 4th, 2018 Gardner – Crowd Control, Traffic Control Detail, we will have more details soon

Online Training

Here is the link for Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium

Here is the link for the FEMA IS Classes

In order to be a member of CERT, you need to complete the IS-100 & 700 courses per the state requirement, here are the links:

Please email us the certificate so we can give you CEU credit. swjococert at

You can take as many of the Independent Study Courses and learn as much as you want. Here is a list of all the IS classes that are out there.

CERT Supplemental Training


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CERT Training for the Final Drill at Night.
Using all our CERT Training for the Final Drill