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People who go through CERT training have a better understanding of the potential threats to their home, workplace and community and can take the right steps to lessen the effects of these hazards on themselves, their homes or workplace.

Mundelein CERT offers an extensive training program that helps prepare its members to assist local emergency personnel in dealing with most emergencies.

Why take the CERT training?

The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for emergencies 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 assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. These skills help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives.

Sign up for Training Today

Enrollment and materials are free of charge and open to individuals 18 years of age or older (or those 16 and 17 years old with a permission slip and waiver from their parents). Individuals who complete the course and live within a 10-mile radius of the Village of Mundelein are invited to join the team, although this is not a requirement.

Who can take the training?

CERT training is held the third weekend in October (see calendar for dates) and consists of 20 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on practice.


Friday: 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sunday : 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

How do I take CERT training?