Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams, IS-317, is an independent study course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those wanting to complete training or as a refresher for current team members.
It has six modules with topics that include:
- Introduction to CERT
- Disaster Medical Operations
- Fire Safety
- Hazardous Material and Terrorist Incidents
- Search and Rescue
Course Duration & Certification
It takes between six and eight hours to complete the course. Those successfully finishing it will receive a certification of completion and 8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the Independent Study Office.
The IS-317 can be taken by anyone interested in CERT. However, to become a CERT volunteer, one must complete the classroom training offered by the West Valley City Fire Department.
View more information about the CERT Class or contact:
- CERT Coordinator Bob Fitzgerald
- Lead Instructor Jill Shopay
- West Valley City Fire Prevention Department