Here are two courses being offered this summer by the North Carolina CERT program manager, Samantha Royster. Both classes are 2 days held on Saturday and Sunday.
The first one, CERT Program Manager Course, is designed to prepare Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) leaders for the tasks required to establish and sustain an active local CERT program. Kenneth Teague has recommended this class for everyone on our CERT Steering Committee and leaders of their organizations’ CERT teams.
The second class, CERT Train-the-Trainer, is for any CERT member who is interested in teaching CERT classes including the basic course that new CERT members attend. The material is also valuable for people wanting to enhance their training and public speaking skills. This class will be held in Lenoir for the first time, and we recommend all our CERT volunteers take advantage of this opportunity. The class is scheduled for August 13-14, 8:00-5:00.
- CERT Program Manager Course (NC 427) June 11-12, 8:00 to 5:00, Raleigh, NC. Travel Reimbursement is available for a two-night hotel stay and meals. Details about the course and registration information are available on the TERMS website.
- CERT Train-the-Trainer Course. August 13-14, 8:00-5:00, Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd, SW, Lenoir, NC. The class isn’t posted yet on the state’s Training and Exercise Registration Management System (TERMS). I will post it on the Caldwell County CERT website and Facebook page when it is available for registration.
We are also working on getting a local CERT First Aid class and CPR class scheduled for May. I will post the information as soon as the instructor confirms the dates.