Basic “Correctional Emergency Response Team” (CERT)

CERT Announcement 2022

Basic “Correctional Emergency Response Team” (CERT)

This is a basic CERT course designed to teach officers how to use basic CERT tactics and techniques while working as a team.  The course will show the officer how to safely handle high risk jail situations commonly encountered by CERT officers.  The training will cover cell extractions, movement techniques, high risk transports, riot control, advanced ground fighting techniques, edged weapons defense techniques and threat assessment to include a final practical exercise and written test.  The training will be conducted by CERT instructors and is very practical exercise intensive.  Officers attending this training will need the following equipment:

Required Equipment:

  1. BDU pants and a t-shirt or Tactical Top.
  2. Duty gun belt (with no weapons or ammo), including handcuffs and key, belt keepers.
  3. Elbow and Knee Pads, or shin protectors.
  4. Helmet w/ face shield or goggles.
  5. Upper body protection, such as chest and back protectors or body armor.
  6. Padded Gloves
  7. Tactical Boots or Shoes
  8. Mouthpiece


Recommended For: Any officer or deputy who is currently on a CERT Team or is a new member to a CERT Team.

In-Service: 16 hours of career development (In-service credit hours are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances)


Registration: Complete registration on TRACER

Fee:   Free to member agencies

$200.00 for non-members


Nov 17 - 18 2022


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


15025 Joe Derting Dr, Abingdon, VA 24210


Mike Martin

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