Academy Schedule

2018 CERT Academy GraduatesThank you so much for your interest in East County CERT. We are currently accepting applications for our 2020 training academy. Please read through our schedule and be aware that applicants must attend all classes in order to graduate. Please complete our online CERT Application.

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