CERT+ & CISM+ are the benchmark courses of ADRN.  These preliminary advanced trainings equip volunteers with skills necessary to respond during times of crisis by being fully prepared to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in time of distress. The essential knowledge gained by completing these courses can be used to help families, neighborhoods, churches and other groups seeking preparedness and restoration for their personal lives, business, or communities.

CERT+ and CISM+ courses are offered to anyone. It is recommended, but not required to be an ADRN volunteer before registration. Please view HOW TO REGISTER if you are a NON-ADRN volunteer wishing to register for the courses listed below.

ADRN Preliminary Advanced Training

It is highly recommended (but not required) that volunteers desiring to complete advanced training start with either CERT or CISM training.

Physical Support Basic Training

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT+) with Spiritual Enhancements – Course Time 28 hours: This 7 day, FEMA backed, nationally recognized course will equip and train you in the essentials of disaster preparedness for your local community, such as Fire Safety, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Medical Operations & Psychology, Terrorism and Disaster Simulation. This is an excellent course and well worth the time invested in it! You will be able to use the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, to assist others in your neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Minimal age limit is 14 years of age assisted by guardian. You must take all 7 days in order to receive certification. (RC Level 2*). Scholarship pricing available.

Course Cost

A $50 donation is requested to take this training. Orientation).

2019 CERT Training Calendar

March 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, (6:30PM-10:00PM) & March 21, (8:00AM-5:00PM) Simulation – Riverbend Church, 4214 Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746

June 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, (6:30PM-10:00PM) & June 27, (8:00AM-6:00PM) Simulation – Grace Covenant Church, 9431 Jollyville Road, Austin, TX 78759

October 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22 (6:30PM-10:00PM) & October 24, (8:00AM-6:00PM) Simulation – Location TBD


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Emotional Support Basic Training

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM+) with Spiritual Enhancements – Course Time 14 hours: CISM training is presented by ADRN’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). CISM Training helps people in all times of crisis and when called to the mission field. This training will equip volunteers to deal with the mental, emotional and spiritual issues most people encounter in times of disaster, including trauma, learning crisis intervention techniques and much more. All participants will receive a certificate of completion after 14 hours of course time. This training is also recommended for teens 16 years of age and above. CISM is an internationally recognized training. (RC Level 2*). Scholarship pricing available.

Watch the video below to witness ADRN’s Emotional Care support offered to survivors following disaster.

Course Cost
Registration fee is $75. $37.50 Scholarship pricing available for full-time students and those financially impacted. Go to www.adrn.org click on Training then Scholarships to apply..

2019 CISM Training Calendar

February 28 (6PM-10PM) & February 29 (8AM-6PM)– Grace Covenant Church, 9431 Jollyville Road, Austin, TX 78759

June 5 (6PM-10PM) & June 6 (8AM-6PM) – Riverbend Church, 4214 Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746 

October 16 (6PM-10PM) & October 17 (8AM-6PM) – Life Church, 1393 E. Woodview, Leander, TX 78641

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* RC = Levels within ADRN’s Volunteer Training Program

**Note: Most courses listed require volunteers to login. Login access is provided to our volunteers after completion of ADRN’s Orientation and Preparedness course. Online registration and payment for classes in advance can prevent an additional $20 administrative fee added to payments received at the door.