2023 National CERT Conference Activities

2023 Show and Tell Committee

At last year’s 2022 National CERT conference in Galveston, Texas, attendees were introduced to ICSLand, a game concept developed by Dimitri Volkmann. The demonstration was well received and inspired this year’s “Show and Tell” committee. To foster the sharing of ideas among CERT programs, teams, and volunteers, we are asking any 2023 conference attendees who have created games to enhance their CERT Program's development. If you are a developer who has an existing game or game concept that is in use and would like to share it with others in the CERT community, we want to hear from you! Depending on the type and volume of feedback we receive, we have multiple ways for you to showcase the games. In order to be considered for this opportunity, please click the survey link below and complete the form.


Deadline for your submissions is Friday, May 19, 2023

2023 Skills Competition

The 2023 CERT Skills Competition is where CERT members test their CERT knowledge and skills. It is a timed competition with ten (10) stations. Completing one 10-station evolution takes approximately 3.5 hours. We are conducting a total of five rotations over three days. During each evolution, teams must complete the tasks at each station using the skills and expertise gained in their CERT training, activations, and exercises.

Evaluators will be on hand to judge the use of CERT Forms, organization, and technical skills.  Additionally, this CERT exercise will also be participating in the new FEMA Task Book sign-off program. If you are trying to get your resource typing complete, our evaluators will be able to get your Type III sign offs completed during the session.  Below is a table showing the session schedule:

Monday, June 26
PM Session 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Tuesday, June 27
AM Session 8:30am - 12:30pm
PM Session 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday, June 28
AM Session 8:30am - 12:30pm
PM Session 12:30pm - 4:00pm

A few more details:

• This exercise is FREE to both participants of the conference and any California CERT members that wish to participate.
• We encourage people to come in groups of 5-12. However, smaller groups or individuals will be assigned to teams.
• Lunch is provided each day from 12:00pm - 12:45pm. Thank you to Cal OES for providing the boxed lunches.
• Awards will be given to outstanding participants and groups

To register, please click the link below.  Looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco!  


2023 Networking Committee

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