CERT Training and Registration

2020 - Benton County CERT Basic Training Courses

There are five course offerings in 2020.  Choose the one you want to attend and get your registration filled out and submitted.  You will be contacted a few weeks before the start date with all the logistics.

COURSE #:  20-001A 
Dates:  January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th & February 5th, 12th, 19th, 29th  (Wednesdays)
 Time:  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Final Exercise:  March 14th, 8:00 am - ~1:30 pm (Saturday)
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COURSE # 20-001B 
February 28th, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Friday)
February 29th, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Saturday)
March 7th, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm (Saturday)
Final Exercise: March 14th, 8:00 am - ~1:30 pm (Saturday)
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COURSE #:  20-001C 
Dates:  June 30th & July 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd (Tuesdays/Thursdays)
Time:  2:00 pm -5:00 pm
Final Exercise:  August 1st, 8:00 am - ~1:30 pm (Saturday)
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COURSE #:  20-001D
Dates:  September 9th, 16th, 23th, 30th & October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th (Wednesdays)
Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Final Exercise:  November 14th, 8:00 am - ~1:30pm (Saturday)
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COURSE #:  20-001E
November 6th, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  (Friday)
November 7th, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Saturday)
November 8th, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Sunday)
Final Exercise:  November 14th, 8:00 am- ~1:30 pm (Saturday)
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Unit 1 - Disaster Preparedness
Unit 2 - Fire Safety and Utility Controls
Unit 3 - Disaster Medical Operations — Part 1
Unit 4 - Disaster Medical Operations — Part 2
Unit 5 - Light Search and Rescue Operations
Unit 6 - CERT Organization 
Unit 7 - Disaster Psychology / Communications
Unit 8 - Terrorism and Comms Ex
Unit 9 - Course Review, Final Exam, and Disaster Simulation

LOCATION:  Classes will be held at  the Corvallis Fire Training Center, 1275 NE Third St. Once you are registered specific information will be provided.

REQUIREMENTS:  To receive your CERT Basic Certificate you are required to attend all of the training classes. Each CERT training class builds upon the previous session. 

DISCLAIMER:  If you need accommodations please contact, Sierra Anderson at (541) 766-0254 or sierra.anderson@co.benton.or.us at least 14 days prior to the start date of the course.

COST:  There is no cost to you to attend this program. Course and activity materials will be provided, however, you will be notified if you will need to bring your own binder.


If you have questions about registering for a CERT course, send an email to cert@co.benton.or.us