Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Instructor Tools

This library contains various handouts and other materials aimed at assisting CERT Basic Training instructors. The handouts are listed in alphabetical order, so related documents may not be listed next to each other. If you would like a modifiable / Microsoft Word version of the document so you can tailor it for your application, please email us at [email protected] to request a copy. Please include the word CERT in the email subject line.

Various presentations are also contained in the library. They can be used for continuing education session for you program and / or public outreach.

The Guide documents library is also a resource for instructors and as they provide a high-level overview of various topics.


Backpack Kit

Bleeding Pinch Points

Calling 911

CERT Operations Overview

CERT Exercise Organizational Chart

CERT Trifold Cheat Sheet

Class Room Check List

Disaster Mental Health

Frequently Asked Questions

CERT Basic Training Final Exam Answers

CERT Basic Training Final Exam

How to Survive a Disaster – TIME Magazine

Los Angeles County Fire Department CERT Forms

Search And Rescue Marking a Building

Class Sign In Sheet 1

Class Sign In Sheet 2

START Flowchart Cards

START Handout

START Pre/Post Test Answers

START Pre/Post Test

START Triage

START Adult Triage Algorithm

Suggested Reading, Various Books Related to Dealing with Disasters

Treatment Area Log (Excel)

Triage Assessment Exercise Answers

Triage Assessment Exercise

Triage Tag Side 1

Triage Tag Side 2

What is CERT?


Citizen Corps 

Citizen Corps w video (Powerpoint)

Citizen Corps Fact Sheet (Handout)

Citizen Corps Guide for Local Officials 2012 (Reference)

This is CERT

This is CERT w Video (Powerpoint)

What is CERT? (Handout)

This is CERT 30sec (Video)

This is CERT 7min (Video)