I completed all three CORE Training modules in the past. Is my certification still valid?

No. The emergency response and preparedness skills you learn via the CORE program are perishable. This means that unless you practice on a regular basis, there is a high probability that you may be a bit rusty in your technique. Furthermore, a lot has changed regarding the way that we respond to emergencies.

In order to make sure that we are promoting the best and most current practices, previous CORE program trainees will be invited to take or participate in a refresher course/workshop where Oaklands CERT Instruction team will provide you with a new/current skills assessment.

Based on your performance in the refresher course/workshop, you may be invited to re-train with us via the new CERT training or, you may be encouraged to move forward and complete the written portion of the CERT assessment. Information regarding the availability/schedule of refresher courses and workshops will be posted here for your convenience.

It is important to note that at this time, we are unable to look up any records regarding previous CORE I, II, or III trainings completed. Equally important to note is the understanding that CERT training is geared towards individuals who expect to be called to serve as Disaster Volunteers [ DSW-v] as a part of a government coordinated/led emergency response.

If you are looking for information regarding ways that you can prepare personally, please visit our Emergency Training & Education section that is focused on Oaklanders who just need to prepare their homes and families.