Badge Expiration Program – CERT

Training Pathway: Physical Response 

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT+) with Spiritual Enhancements

Dear ADRN CERT Trained Volunteer,
RE: New 2018 CERT Badge Expiration Policy

Thank you for your heart to minister to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of survivors of disaster. Our goal is to have a well trained CERT Team (Community Emergency Response Team), refreshed and prepared in CERT Training, who is confident and ready to respond at any given time.

ADRN will be implementing a new three-year expiration program for our badge certification process.  This program will insure that those deploying to the field would be the most qualified and proficient in how they serve. In doing so, our CERT trained will maintain credibility with other CERT response programs, local agencies and authorities

Beginning September 15, 2018 a three-year certification renewal program will be activated. This requires all volunteers to review their current CERT status and make necessary adjustments in order to meet the new standards of ADRN certification. Those trained prior to January 2016 have until August 2019 to achieve background check clearance, update certification requirements, and submit results. Those trained after January 2016 have until December, 2019 to achieve background check clearance, update certification requirements, and submit results. Results need to be emailed to Please note that our ADRN CERT Training has been upgraded to meet national standards in order to effectively serve the community. If you choose not to recertify in CERT your badge will expire.


Procedures to re-certify:

Once you complete the above steps, a new white ADRN badge with new expirations dates will be mailed to each volunteer within 2 weeks.

The time to get prepared is before a disaster strikes! Refreshing your training will keep you prepared, confident and ready to respond. If you have any questions please email

Thank you again for your heart to be prepared and ready to serve.

Sharon Collier
ADRN Training Director



Quick Overview

  • By August 2019 if trained before January 2016
  • By December 2019 if trained after January 2016
  • By expiration date shown on your current badge
  • Then every 3 years thereafter
  • To be refreshed, prepared and trained with the most current information
  • To maintain credibility with National CERT Program
  • To maintain credibility with local agencies and authorities
  • To receive a new ADRN CERT badge with expiration date information


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2019 Dates and Locations


Dates: March (2019) 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 & 28, & Simulation March 30
Location: Bethany Lutheran Church, 3701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin, TX 78749


Dates: June 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & Simulation June 29
Location: Riverbend Church, 4214 Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746


Dates: September  9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 & Simulation Sept. 28
Location: TBD