CERT Basic Training Classes

Basic CERT classes are offered several times each year. These classes are open to residents and employees of the Lamorinda area. Teenagers age 14-17 are welcome with a parent, guardian or Scout Leader. There is a non-refundable $25 registration fee. To those who attend the first four classes, we will distribute a $30 medical supply kit at no charge. We do ask for a commitment to attend all the classes in a series, including the drill; to maintain your skills through periodic practice and additional training; and to be ready to help your community in time of disaster. Class series are held each year in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda on different days of the week. Each series is eight weekly evenings followed by a drill. View Classes/Register

Access and Functional Needs

Lamorinda CERT strives to meet the needs of all of the public. If you have Access or Functional Needs in order to take the training or to function as a member of the team, please let us know in advance so we can make necessary accommodations. There is a job available for everyone, no matter what your skills or limitations.

Training Levels

There are three levels of CERT membership:

  • Level I is a Basic Training level. Level I members are trained to respond for their families and neighborhoods.
  • Level II includes online FEMA Independent Study classes and hands-on First Aid / CPR training. Level II members are available for deployment throughout the local area.
  • Level III is for medically trained members. This level is available for deployment through Mutual Aid throughout the state.

For more information about the training levels, view this PDF.

Traffic Control Team

The Moraga Triathlon has been cancelled for 2018. We will not hold any Traffic Control Team training until further notice.

Moraga Library1900 to 2030
Moraga Library1900 to 2030

The Traffic Control Training Presentation is available here.

HAM Radio Training

HAM Radio classes are frequently given by volunteers at no charge. Some include or require books. There is normally a small Examination fee in addition to the class.

Orinda classes presented by Lamorinda HAM Radio Interest Group. Contact Keith Riley at (925) 376-3269 or by email. The class is FREE but the booklet is $20. Website is here.

Concord classes presented by The Salvation Army. Class is FREE. The textbook, if needed, is about $27. Each student must have full access to a copy of the text. Complete details and online registration are on the Training Website.

Benicia classes are provided by the Benicia Amateur Radio Club at the Benicia Senior Center, 1201 East 2nd Street, Benicia. Class is from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. with the test at 4:00 p.m. Fee $30 includes light snacks, coffee, water and Exam Fee.
Historically over 90% of attendees pass the on-site FCC licensing exam administered by federally accredited examiners immediately at the conclusion of class. Class flyer is here.
Questions: or  Art at (707) 746-5858

San Francisco classes are sponsored by San Francisco Fire Department NERT. Questions, contact Ross Peterson @ or 650-349-5349. Register for classes (a must) @   Class fee, including examination is $35.

Tracy classes are provided by California Emergency Volunteers.

HAM Radio training is scheduled to meet on the following day(s):

Saturday, January 20, 2018HAM Cram1San Francisco0800 to 1700
Saturday, February 3, 2018HAM Cram1Benicia0730 to 1700
Saturday, May 5, 2018HAM Cram1Benicia0730 to 1700
Saturday, October 6, 2018HAM Cram1Benicia0730 to 1700
No 2018 schedule yet!Technician Class7Orinda1830 to 2100
No 2018 schedule yet!Technician Class7Concord1830 to 2100


CERT Exercises

CERT Exercises, both Class Final Exercises and Annual Exercises are scheduled on the following day(s):

Tuesday, March 6, 2018Lamorinda CERTClass FinalRegistrarConFire Training, Concord1800 to 2130
Saturday, August xx, 2018Lamorinda Safety FairAnnual ExhibitionRegistrarSt. Mary’s College, Moraga1000 to 1400
Thursday, November 8, 2018Lamorinda CERTClass FinalRegistrarConFire Training, Concord1800 to 2130

CERT Drill announcements and recaps can be found here.

On-Site Training/Custom Classes

Lamorinda CERT welcomes groups to set up custom classes. These can be for clubs, churches, homeowners associations, etc. More Information

For more information about any of the CERT classes, please contact the Registrar.