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Community Emergency Response Team

What is CERT?

The CERT Basic Course is delivered by a team of Beverly Hills Fire Department personnel and certified CERT instructors providing the foundational training and basic skills that are important to know when emergency services are not immediately available.
You can make a difference by using the training to save lives and protect property in different disasters like earthquakes, fires, terrorism, hazardous incidents, and other general life-threatening situations.

CERTs are able to:

  • Assist emergency services personnel when requested in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) developed by the sponsoring agency and by area of training
  • Assume some of the same functions as emergency services personnel following a disaster
  • Prepare families and communities prior to emergencies and assist neighbors during an emergency when first responders are not immediately available




*This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certified course does not require previous emergency knowledge for participation. 


Ready to start your emergency preparedness training? Sign up at CERT Application



CERT in-person Training

All Modules/Units will be covered throughout the course of 6 days to successfully complete and be able to obtain a Certificate of Completion. Each day you will be learning with our CERT Instructors, Fire Personnel and Fire Inspectors for 3 hours each day the basics of emergency preparedness and hands-on exercises making the class very interactive with the objective of preparing you with real emergency. 

September 20, 2023 from 6 pm to 9 pm

September 23, 2023 from 8 am to 11 am

September 27, 2023 from 6 pm to 9 pm

September 30, 2023 from 8 am to 11 am 

October 4, 2023 from 6 pm to 9 pm &

October 7, 2023 from 7 am to 12 pm

NOTE: This training requires you to attend all 6 days to complete the Basic CERT training. If you have any questions or concerns please email 


CERT for Businesses Training

This accelerated 9 hours, 1 day only training is especially planned for businesses (employees and employers) within the City of Beverly Hills focusing its training content for employees and employers who need to be prepared in case of emergencies and disasters. This training is equal in material as the community CERT (21 hours).

- October 17, 2023 from 8 am to 5 pm-

CERT Virtual Training

Start your virtual training at any time by clicking on each link below. At the end of each module you will be presented with a True or False five-questions quiz to reinforce your training and also earn your Virtual Certificate. Once all 8 CERT modules have been completed, you will be required to attend the in-person/hands-on training on the next training cycle to receive your final Certificate of Completion.



To access the latest digital version of FEMA/CERT Basic Training Participant Manual, please follow this link:

Questions?, please email or call (626) 766 8916, please leave a voicemail with your name, best contact number and a brief message.



Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm

Fire Station 1 (HQ) 445 N Rexford Dr. 90210 (fire training room).

Please RSVP at subject line refresher.


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  • City of Beverly Hills Shield
  • City of Beverly Hills
  • 455 North Rexford Dr
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • (310) 285-1000
  • Monday-Thursday 7:30AM-5:30PM
  • Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

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