Academy Schedule

2018 CERT Academy GraduatesThank you so much for your interest in East County CERT. Please check back later this year for information on applying for next year’s training academy.

2020 CERT Basic Training Academy Schedule

Class hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Times are subject to change depending on instructor availability).

Training location

Heartland Fire Training Facility
1301 N Marshall Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020

Weekend 1 - March, 21 & 22

  • Section 1 - Disaster Preparedness
  • Section 2 - Fire Safety and Utility control
  • Section 6 - CERT Organization

Weekend 2 - March, 28 & 29

  • Section 3 - Disaster Medical Operations, Part 1
  • Section 4 - Disaster Medical Operations, Part 2
  • Section 5 - Light Search and Rescue

Weekend 3 - April, 4 & 5

  • Section 7 - Disaster Psychology
  • Section 8 - Terrorism and CERT
  • Section 9 - 
    • Review
    • Final Exam
    • Disaster Simulation
    • Graduation