Plan. Prep. Listen. Here's how you canLearn preparedness skills in CERT class get started: The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Free CERTification takes 25 hours. Classes are in Conference Room B at Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center - 1121 Linden Street, Cape. 

Basic CERT Class25 hours of class time for certification

: Free

Next Session - Register now
Tuesdays: Sept. 17, 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Cape County Health Department Conference Room B

1121 Linden, Cape Girardeau

Refresher Class for Past Graduates
Already CERTified? Brush up on your life saving skills at the Emergency Operation Center on North Sprigg with either of these 8-hour options:

Next CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Refresher Class: TBD
8 hours of class time for re-certification

Or let us know you are interested and we will be in touch!

CERT training is scheduled through Southeast Missouri State University. Private lessons may be scheduled at any time for groups and organizations.

More Information
Jim Watkins
CERT Coordinator
City of Cape Girardeau

  • Contact Info
  • 1 South Sprigg Street Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
  • Telephone 573.339.6330
  • Email