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.
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 Traffic Control Team is scheduled to train on the following days:
|Tuesday, April 24, 2018||Moraga Library||1900 to 2030|
|Wednesday, April 25, 2018||Moraga Library||1900 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 an Examination fee of $7 to $15 in addition to the class.
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. Fee $30 includes Exam Fee. www.BeniciaARC.com
Historically over 90% of attendees pass the on-site FCC licensing exam administered by federally accredited examiners immediately at the conclusion of class.
Questions: HamRadioClass@BeniciaARC.com or Art at (707) 746-5858
Tracy classes are provided by California Emergency Volunteers.
HAM Radio training is scheduled to meet on the following day(s):
|DATE||HAM Class||# OF CLASSES||LOCATION||TIME|
|Thursday, August 17, 2017||Technician Class||7||Concord||1830 to 2100|
|Saturday, September 9, 2017||HAM Cram||1||Tracy||0800 to 1700|
|Saturday, October 7, 2017||HAM Cram||1||Benicia||0730 to 1700|
CERT Exercises, both Class Final Exercises and Annual Exercises are scheduled on the following day(s):
|Saturday, August 5, 2017||Lamorinda Safety Fair||Annual Exhibition||Registrar||St. Mary’s College, Moraga||1000 to 1400|
|Thursday, November 9, 2017||Lamorinda CERT||Class Final||Registrar||ConFire Training, Concord||1800 to 2130|
|Tuesday, March 6, 2018||Lamorinda CERT||Class Final||Registrar||ConFire Training, Concord||1800 to 2130|
|Wednesday, May xx, 2018||Lamorinda CERT||Class Final||Registrar||MOFD Orinda Station #45||1800 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.