CERT Training and Registration

On-Line Training: Prerequisite for All Classes

You must complete IS-0317. This free, online course is available from FEMA which you will need to register for a FEMA Student Identification Number(SID).

Register for your FEMA SID

The Student Identification Number (SID) is a unique number assigned to you by FEMA. It replaces the need to use your social security number as your identifier, providing more security for your personal information. You control this number with a password. To register for your FEMA SID, read more...

Complete Required FEMA On-Line Training

Once you have a FEMA SID, you can register for and take the course using this link https://emilms.fema.gov/IS0317/. The estimated time to complete the course is 4-6 hours.  When you have completed the course, print out your certificate to be sent in along with the registration/waiver form.

Upcoming Benton County CERT Training

Sign up for the Fall 2018 Benton County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training and learn the skills needed to help your family, neighbors and colleagues during a disaster.

COURSE NO: 18-002

TITLE: CERT Basic Skills Course

Saturdays, October 13th, 20th and 27th, from 8:00am to 3:30pm. There will be an optional question and answer time with our instructors from 3:30 – 4:00 pm.

Sunday, October 28th  final review and functional exercise will be 3 ½ hours. The exact time will be determined later with participant preferences being considered.

Unit 1 Disaster Preparedness October 13
Unit 2 Fire Safety and Utility Controls October 27
Unit 3 Disaster Medical Operations — Part 1 October 20
Unit 4 Disaster Medical Operations — Part 2 October 20
Unit 5 Light Search and Rescue Operations October 27
Unit 6 CERT Organization October 13, part 2 October 27
Unit 7 Disaster Psychology October 20
Unit 8 Terrorism and CERT October 13
Unit 9 Course Review, Final Exam, and Disaster Simulation October 28. 3.5 hours

LOCATION:  Classes will be held at the Corvallis Fire Center, 1275 NE 3rd St, Corvallis. Once you are registered for the class, you will receive information from the volunteer CERT Program Manager with specific room numbers and directions.

LUNCH: There will be a half hour lunch time (BYO) and breaks morning and afternoon.

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.

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.

Steps To Register

There are 50 slots available for this training and It is anticipated that these training slots will fill up rapidly. Individuals who complete the pre-requisites and registration forms will be placed on the training roster in order of returned documentation.

Forms must be submitted by October 5th. Deadline extended to October 13th!

1)  Sign-up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4fa5af2da6fc1-benton2
2)  Complete the Benton County Community Emergency Response Team CERT Registration Form/Waiver
3)  Obtain a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID) (link above)
4)  Complete the Independent Study online course and exam IS-0317 (link above)
5)  Submit your registration forms and copy of your IS-0137 certificate by email or post office.

 email to:  bentoncountycert@gmail.com

--or via postal mail to

Benton County Sheriff's Office
ATTN: CERT Program Manager
180 NW 5th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330


Have questions regarding registering for CERT? Please contact us through our online CERT Interest Form.