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Rowlett CERT Class Information


February 12 & 26, 2022  (Registration and Payment Opens January 2022)

8 am to 6 pm (both days are required)

Location: Rowlett Fire HQ, 4701 Rowlett Rd, Rowlett 75088

NOTE:    If you need special accommodations you must let us know at least 48 hours in advance.   Please send an email letting us know the nature of your request.

CERT Class Fee $25 - This fee pays for disposable supplies, moulage, and other administrative supply costs for conducting the Basic CERT G317 class.    The fee must be paid prior to attending the first day of class to be included on the final roster.  No refunds for cancellations within 48 hours of the class or no shows. We accept cash, checks, credit/debit cards payments.    Click Here to make a payment

The Rowlett Citizen Corps Council encourages citizens to take preparedness seriously in order to minimize loss of life and property in a disaster.

RCCC Waiver of Liability Form

It is highly advised to complete this form and have it notarized before attending the first day.

The class is taught using the FEMA curriculum, but does not automatically make you part of an active response team.  Graduates are encouraged to contact their own home area CERT Team for membership requirements.  Graduates who live or work in the Rowlett area or Rockwall County communities are welcome to join a RCCC sponsored team after completing an additional orientation session and background check.

The RCCC encourages all citizens to take preparedness seriously in order to minimize loss of life and property in a disaster.

Preparedness starts with you.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Class

Basic CERT Class

During a natural or man-made disaster, CERT teams assist emergency response teams in doing damage assessment, accounting for residents and securing quick, accessible routes into their community. They are trained to be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours without additional resources.

The Basic CERT class prepares you by instruction in 9 modules:

  • Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness
  • Unit 2: CERT Organization
  • Unit 3: Disaster Medical Operations, Part I
  • Unit 4: Disaster Medical Operations, Part II
  • Unit 5: Disaster Psychology
  • Unit 6: Fire Safety
  • Unit 7: Light Search and Rescue Operations
  • Unit 8: Terrorism and CERT
  • Unit 9: Course Review and Disaster Simulation

The approximate length of the class is 18 to 20 hours spread over two consecutive full day Saturdays. Age Requirement:  18 unless you are a member of the Rowlett Explorer Post or take the class with a parent/guardian.  Once trained, active members of CERT may be able to provide the following services to their community:

  • Increase their neighborhood’s disaster readiness.
  • Perform triage and provide medical services to the injured.
  • Perform light search and rescue operations.
  • Extinguish small fires and teach fire safety.
  • Assess damage after a disaster.

For more information about the Rowlett CERT program, email

For more information about general CERT programs, see FEMA's site at

Rowlett CERT members are required to participate by attending a minimum of drills, meetings and other trainings to maintain active status with the program.  Other CERT programs have similar membership requirements.