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Training: CERT Train-the-Trainer

  • 05/18/2011
  • 9:00 AM
  • 05/19/2011
  • 4:00 PM
  • Linn County EOC, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

Target Audience:

  • People who will serve as the course manager for the CERT Basic Training course.
  • People with the desire to provide the best possible training for local CERT volunteers in their communities.
  • People who will be CERT Basic Training course instructors in any capacity

Note: Individuals who conduct only one or two of the units may do so without taking the CERT Train-the-Trainer course. However, the course would give the a necessary overview of the course as well as improve their instructional skills.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the instructor's responsibilities in delivering the CERT Basic Training course.
  • Know how to properly prepare for training each unit.
  • Be enabled to excel in the presentation of didactic material and demonstration of practical skills.
  • Understand adult learning styles and manage a classroom.
  • Have the tools for the selection of subject matter experts to assist teaching of modules.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching techniques by teaching back to the class and receive peer feedback.


  • A referral from a CERT sponsoring agency
  • Participants must have successfully completed a CERT Basic Training course (Note: The FEMA independent study course IS-317 Introduction to CERT is NOT an acceptable substitute)
  • Recommend completing IS-317 Introduction to CERT and IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System prior to the class.

Course Instructor: Clair Franzen, Special Projects Assistant, Buchanan County Emergency Management

Registration: http://homelandsecurity.iowa.gov/training/CalDetails.aspx?EventID=323&CourseID=141

CONTACT US: (515) 650-0424 | sip@safeguardiowa.org | 4400 East University Ave.,  Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

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