CERT is a critical program in the effort to engage everyone at Kennesaw State in making their communities safer, more prepared, and more resilient when incidents occur.  CERT is a nationwide training program supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  KSU’s Department of Public Safety and the Office of Emergency Management actively supports the expansion of CERT training at both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses. Kennesaw State is one of only three universities in the State of Georgia to have a federally-recognized CERT team.

CERT training consists of a 21 hour training course than can be taken through the Center for University Learning here at Kennesaw State.  This training is open to students, faculty, and staff as well as others from the surrounding community.  Courses are taught each semester on campus by the Office of Emergency Management and supporting personnel and agencies.

CERT Training includes:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • CERT Organization
  • Disaster Medical Operations I
  • Disaster Medical Operations II
  • Fire Safety and Utility Controls
  • Light Search and Rescue Operations
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism and CERT
  • A skills review and Disaster Simulation

For more information on the Kennesaw State University CERT program or to join, please email oem@kennesaw.edu.