• Office of Emergency Management
    1500 Marilla St.,
    Dallas, Texas 75201
    Phone: (214) 670-4275
    Fax: (214) 670-4677

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    ​​​​​​​​​​​CERT Training

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    Volunteers become CERT members when they've completed class sessions taught by local emergency management and professional first responders. Classes include 20 hours of practical training and team-building exercises.

    Our August 2021 class is now full.  Please stay tuned to this website and our social media pages for information on new class dates.


    ​The Dallas CERT training program includes the following sessions:

    • Unit 1- Disaster Preparedness
    • Unit 2- CERT Organization
    • Unit 3- Disaster Medical Operations Part 1
    • Unit 4- Disaster Medical Operations Part 2
    • Unit 5-Psychology
    • Unit 6- Fire Safety
    • Unit 7- Light Search and Rescue
    • Unit 8- Terrorism

    The final session includes a disaster simulation to give volunteers the ability to apply their newly acquired skills in a simulated environment. CERT Graduates receive a certificate of completion.

     Dallas CERT Online Courses

    CLICK HERE to take the Dallas CERT Online Courses:





    In addition, CERT volunteers are encourage to take continuing education classes to refresh and enhance skills. Since March 2007, CERT members have completed the following continuing education classes:

    • Ham Radio Operator's Technician Class
    • Incident Stress Management
    • Strategic National Stockpile (large-scale medicine and antidote distribution)
    • And several disaster exercises

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    For more information contact OEM Department via email at OEMDepartment@dallascityhall.com or the CERT Program Manager, Cassandra Wallace via email to cassandra.wallace@dallascityhall.com or via fax to 214-670-4677.​






    Additional Information & Training


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    Background Check 

    Contact the CERT Program Manager, Cassandra Wallace via email at cassandra.wallace@dallascityhall.com

    CERT Membership Levels

    CERT Membership Levels

    CERT Forms​

    Log Forms

    Radio Issue Form 

    Personnel Resources

    ICS Forms


    Incident Forms

    ​​Activity Log Page 1

    Activity Log Additional Pages

    Damage Assessment

    Equipment Resources

    Incident Briefing Page 1

    Incident Briefing Page 2

    Incident Cover Sheet

    Medical Treatment Record Page 1

    Medical Treatment Record Page 2

    Message Form

    Operational Task Sheet

    Personnel Sign In/Out Sheet

    Task Status Sheet

    Team Lead Assignments

    Tracking Form

    Triage Tags

    Other Training Resources


    Preparing Texas (create account and upload certificates here)


    ARRL Precedence and Handling Instructions



    FEMA ICS: IS 100.c*, IS 200.c*,IS 700.b*, IS 800.d* *www.training.fema.gov/ (put class title in search bar)

    Harris County CERT Rodeo:

    Harris County Rodeo Website


    SKYWARN™ training is usually scheduled between January and March in preparation for tornado season.  Details on upcoming classes can be found on the National Weather Service's page here.