Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Tom Weisner

CERT Training

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is about people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the most good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference.

The 20 hour CERT Training program is provided free of charge and includes:

  • disaster preparedness
  • fire suppression
  • team organization
  • terrorism
  • light urban search and rescue
  • medical principles and treatment
  • disaster psychology

People who have already participated in a CERT class should consider CERT Training as an opportunity to begin building a CERT Team in their neighborhood and/or workplace by encouraging family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to sign up for a CERT class. If you have not taken a CERT class before, talk a friend, neighbor, or co-worker into taking a class with you.

Download a Training Application and Brochure.

Completed applications should be returned to the Aurora Emergency Management Office by mail or fax.

2014 CERT Training Schedule

Please check back again for the CERT training schedule. For further information, contact information can be found on the right side of your screen.