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So you want volunteer emergency response training in Santa Clara County?  You’ve come to the right place!  Scroll down for our up-to-date list of local academies.

Academies are added often. Bookmark this page and check back regularly to find an academy

that fits your needs.


This page is regularly updated with Basic CERT Academies throughout Santa Clara County.  Some are virtual with an in-person skills day only, some are all in-person, and all are around 25 hours total.  Chances are high that your preferred training method is available nearby.  Prices and dates vary by training agency (see links below).  CERT training is comprised of a curriculum established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). So, regardless of where you take your training, your certification will be recognized by other neighboring CERT organizations if you participated in the entire academy and graduated.  Upon graduation, you will reach out to your local CERT group to join the team in your neighborhood. 

Any questions about anything related to CERT, send us an email at

Training is comprised of:

• Disaster Preparedness

• CERT Organization

• Disaster Medical Operations

• Triage

• Disaster Psychology

• Fire Safety and Utility Controls

• Light Search and Rescue Operations

• CERT organization

• Terrorism Awareness

Do you want to be prepared but don't want to take an academy? Consider getting the FREE 26 Steps Personal Emergency Preparedness Workbook.

A self-help self-paced tool designed to get you and your family prepared in the event of an emergency. 

Current Academy Dates In Santa Clara County. . .

Santa Clara County Fire--In-Person Academy

May 2 to May 20

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Santa Clara County Fire--Hybrid Academy

June 8 to Aug 5

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Santa Clara County Fire--In-Person Academy

September 5 to September 23

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