We are pleased to announce Campbell CERT will start our 2nd Self-Paced Hybrid Academy April 2022 [select alternate dates here]

We have created a hybrid course that combines online coursework at your convenience with a handful of mandatory online check-ins and a 1-day in-person Skills class and graduation. The flexibility of this hybrid course allows us to safely teach students the skills they need to be prepared while allowing students the autonomy to view the lectures when it fits into their week.  No previous experience is required.

The academy is made up of 25.5 hours of online and in-person Skills training

  • (9) self-paced online classes that take about 14.5 hours. These classes are provided through the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES). You will sign-up through the CalOES training portal and take these classes as they fit into your week. The Self-Paced classes must be completed before the Instructor-Led Checkpoint Meetings as specified in the diagram below.

  • (4) Instructor-Led Checkpoint Meetings that take 5 hours total. For each of these live online meetings you will have your choice of two different dates--Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings. These meetups are woven between the Self-Paced classes as an aid to ensuring your understanding of the materials. You will have an opportunity to ask questions related to the prior week’s Self-Paced online training during these periodic checkpoints.

  • (1) 6-hour outdoor in-person hands-on Skills session and graduation, held at the Campbell Community Center. The outdoor Skills session is broken up into small groups. The in-person skills class may require masks (depending on CDC and County recommendations) and other safety protocols.  Exam gloves will be provided. 

To sum it all up, to pass this 6-week Academy you will commit to completing all of the following:

  1. Take the (9) CalOES Self-Paced training modules online.

  2. Take and pass the open-book exam at the end of the Self-Paced training online.

  3. Attend the (4) Instructor-Led Checkpoint Meetings.

  4. Attend the 6-hour in-person Skills Day.


Training is comprised of the following units:

Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness

Unit 2: CERT Organization

Unit 3: Disaster Medical Operations,

            part 1

Unit 4: Disaster Medical Operations,

            part 2

Unit 9: Triage

Unit 5: Disaster Psychology

Unit 6: Fire Safety and Utility Controls

Unit 7: Light Search and Rescue Operations

Unit 8: CERT and Terrorism

What’s the cost?

A one-time cost of $35 will be assessed at the time of registration for the (1) in-person Skills day May 14th. Scholarships are available to cover the $35 one-time cost.  If you are experiencing financial hardship but are ready to commit to completing this training, email academy@campbellcert.org right away and we will waive the charge. Campbell CERT feels strongly that this training shall be made available to all who want to receive it!


How to sign up

You need to sign up for BOTH the Cal OES Self-Paced Training and the Instructor-Led Checkpoint Meetings (which includes the in-person final Saturday Skills day).  Click both of the buttons below and follow the instructions they give completely.  We are here to guide you so please direct any questions to academy@campbellcert.org.


After you have successfully followed the above instructions fully, you are free to launch your online classes immediately.  Please direct any issues that come up to academy@campbellcert.org so we can help get you going and staying on track!


Note: Priority registration will go to residents of the city of Campbell, CA. All are welcome to attend but know that you may be moved to a waiting list if you are not a resident. If you are moved to the waiting list, you have the option of remaining on the waitlist for the next, to-be-scheduled academy or you may request a full refund.


Current academy dates don't work or you want to join the waiting list for the next academy?

Campbell CERT offers hybrid training classes throughout the year. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list for the next Campbell CERT hybrid academy, please add your name HERE.

Santa Clara County Fire Department also offers CERT academy training. It is the exact same curricula used in the Campbell CERT hybrid training. Their training schedule can be found HERE.