Team vs. Training Only

After completing the CERT basic training course you will be given the choice of joining La Verne CERT as a card-carrying member of our Team, or being a Training-Only graduate.  We hope you will choose to join our Team; however, training-only graduates also are valuable members of the community.  On the Team there’s a role for everyone, and no one is required to do anything beyond the scope of their comfort and ability.  What’s the difference between a Team Member and a Training-Only graduate?

Team Members:

  • Must live or work in La Verne
  • After completing all classes of the course:
    • Receive a CERT certificate
    • Receive a CERT pack containing supplies
    • Receive a La Verne CERT photo ID badge
  • Respond (when called upon) after a disaster or support City community events
  • Participate in refresher and supplemental training classes, events, and exercises to maintain and learn new skills
  • If invited, may participate as a member of the Advisory Board or assist in other roles.

Training-Only Graduates:

  • After completing all classes of the course:
    • Receive a CERT certificate
    • Receive a CERT pack containing supplies
  • Participate in refresher and supplemental training classes and exercises to maintain and learn new skills (strongly encouraged but not mandatory)
  • May opt to join the Team at any time (if meet residency/work requirement).