Get Trained at the CERT Academy (FREE!)
Reno CERT training is held quarterly. It is recommended, but not required,
that interested participants take the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) online "IS 317
" course for basic CERT training, which provides an excellent background for the hands-on training provided at the CERT Academy.
You may also preview or download a copy of the CERT Academy Participants Manual
. The manual will be provided to you, free, when you take the CERT Academy.
CERT Academy training includes disaster preparedness, fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations and light search and rescue. The Syllabus
contains the complete class schedule. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, or accompanied by a parent or guardian, to attend CERT training, and must be 18 years old to volunteer.
CERT academies are held from 6:00 PM — 9:00 PM on Thursday and Friday, and 9:00 AM — 4:00 PM on Saturday, on two consecutive weeks:
||19, 20, 21
|| 26, 27, 28
||30, 31, April 1
||April 6, 7, 8
||13, 14, 15
||20, 21, 22
||12, 13, 14
||19, 20, 21
If you are interested in CERT training, fill out this training application
. Send it to Shirlee Rhodes, Citizen Corps Program Manager at or mail it to:
|Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
|Citizen Corps Program
|911 Parr Blvd
|Reno, NV 89512
CERT training is conducted at the Regional Public Safety Training Center, 5190 Spectrum Blvd, Reno (map
). A short distance north of I-80 on 395, take the Parr / Dandini exit and turn east. You will immediately encounter a round-a-bout through which you make a left turn onto Spectrum. Drive past the SPCA to the end of the road. The building in front of you as you approach is the training center. Parking is on the right.