Team Membership Requirements

La Verne CERT Team 

Upon completion of the course, all graduates receive a certificate of completion and a CERT pack with vest, helmet, and other PPE gear.  Graduates who reside in La Verne will be invited to join the Team.  Team membership is encouraged but not required.  For those who do join the team, there is a role for everyone, and no one is required to do anything beyond the scope of their training and abilities.

Team Membership Levels & Requirements

La Verne CERT offers 3 levels of membership, each with its own set of requirements. Level 1 is the entry level with the base requirements to join and remain on the team and assist with community and other local events.  Levels 2 and 3 include requirements to be on our emergency response call-out team.  All levels provide incentive for members to develop, acquire, and maintain their knowledge and skills and a path to continue training to serve in specific areas as needed.

What’s the difference between a La Verne CERT Team Member and a Training-Only graduate?

Team Members:

  • Live or work in La Verne
  • Receive a CERT certificate of completion after graduation
  • Receive a CERT pack containing PPE gear and supplies after graduation
  • Complete and maintain Level 1 Requirements
  • Receive a La Verne CERT photo ID badge
  • Are invited to participate in additional training classes, events, and exercises to maintain and learn new skills.
  • Remain engaged and connected with other members.
  • If able and called upon, are called out to assist the organization and/or the community based on membership requirements and abilities.
  • Receive additional training to support the La Verne Fire Department

Training-Only Graduates:

  • After completing all classes of the course:
    • Receive a CERT certificate
    • Receive a CERT pack containing supplies
  • Are invited to participate in additional training classes, events, and exercises to maintain and learn new skills
  • Are a valuable resource in every neighborhood!  With your CERT skills and knowledge, you can safely take care of yourself and others until the professionals arrive on the scene, without having to be part of an organized team.
  • May opt to join the Team at any time.