CERT & CISM Training

ADRN’s Benchmark courses, CERT and CISM, equip volunteers with the skills necessary to respond during times of crisis by being fully prepared to meet the needs of those experiencing physical trauma and emotional distress. The essential knowledge gained by completing these courses can be used to help families, neighborhoods, churches and other groups seeking preparedness for their personal lives, business, or communities. MORE INFO COMING SOON. Save the dates. Mark your calendars. 

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

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) – Course Time 28 hours: This 6 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 with guardian. You must take all 6 days in order to receive certification. (RC Level 2*). Scholarship pricing available.

Course Cost
(Regular Cost is $95)

Course Dates and Location
July 11, 12, 14, 19, & 21 (6:30PM-10:00PM) | Simulation: July 23 (8:00AM-6:00PM)

Twin Lakes Fellowship Church, 1150 S. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park, TX 78630

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Emotional Support Basic Training

CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) – 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.

Course Cost
NOW FREE! (Regular Cost is $95)

Course Dates and Location
June 10th (6:00PM-10:00PM) & June 11th (8:00AM-6:00PM)

Church at Canyon Creek, 9001 RR 620 North, Austin, TX 78726

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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 $25 administrative fee added to payments received at the door.