CERT logoIn the event of an area-wide disaster, critical infrastructure and emergency services will be impacted. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) academy trains residents to prepare for and respond to life-threatening events in their community. CERT members can mobilize neighborhood resources, deliver immediate assistance to victims, organize emergency communications and provide support to first responders.

 What is CERT?  

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members prepare, organize and work together as a team to provide essential services to their community during and after a disaster. Each City has its own organized CERT program. CERTs strengthen neighborhood resiliency and play a vital role in their City’s disaster response efforts.


Hybrid CERT Academy Training

Hybrid CERT training includes both in-person evening classes and online evening classes, with a final in-person Saturday skills session & graduation ceremony.

Participant Commitment 

Participants must attend all in-person and online classes, including participation in the final skill day to receive a CERT course completion certificate.


CERT Academy training is open to individuals who live or work within the communities served by County Fire: Cupertino, Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and the unincorporated surrounding areas.



2024 HYBRID CERT ACADEMY $35 (includes basic safety equipment)

WINTER Academy:

SPRING Academy:

SUMMER Academy:

FALL Academy:



Phone: (408) 378-4010

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Additional Resources:
Collaborating Agencies Disaster Relief Efforts (CADRE)
FEMA Emergency Supply List
Ready? Prepare.Plan.Stay Informed
Red Cross Earthquake Safety Checklist