Team Membership Requirements

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 members receive additional training and serve the community in various ways.

Team membership is encouraged but not required.  There is a role for everyone, and no one is required to do anything beyond the scope of their personal comfort and ability.

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

Team Members:

  • Live or work in La Verne
  • Complete and maintain Level 1 Team Membership Requirements
  • Receive a certificate of completion
  • Receive a CERT pack containing PPE gear and supplies
  • Receive a La Verne CERT photo ID badge
  • Respond (if able and called upon) after a disaster or to support community events
  • Are invited to participate in additional training classes, events, and exercises to maintain and learn new skills

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
  • May opt to join the Team at any time (if requirements are met).