Bummer! We’re sorry that last step fell through the cracks. Not to worry though, there’s a way to get you some new credentials that are reflective of the changes made to this new iteration of the Oakland Fire Department’s CORE Program.
Please note: the emergency response and preparedness skills you learn via the CERT curriculum 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 consistently, previous CERT members will be invited to take or participate in a refresher course/workshop where Oaklands CERT Instruction team will provide you with a new/current and Oakland specific skills assessment.
Based on your performance in the refresher course/workshop, you may be invited to re-train with us via an Oakland CERT training session or, you may be encouraged to move forward and complete the written portion of the Oakland specific CERT assessment. Information regarding the availability/schedule of refresher courses and workshops will be posted here for your convenience, as they are made available.
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.