The first set of new content for CERT PDR include a series of supplemental training webinars for the CERT Program Manager Course. These webinars will cover a lot of the content in the course as well as additional content that are useful for CERT Program Managers.
Webinars are every other Wednesday from 10am to 12pm pacific and 1pm to 3pm eastern.
FEMA guidance require that participants have approval from their CERT Sponsoring Agency or Program Manager to take the CERT Program Manager Course. In compliance with this guidance, information for these webinars will be shared with State, Territory, and FEMA CERT Coordinators. These CERT Coordinators can share the webinar info as appropriate. NCA members who have been vetted for Program Manager and/or Volunteer Coordinator permissions will receive the webinar information directly from the NCA.
*There will be no webinar on 11/24/2020 due to Thanksgiving week
*There will be no webinar on 12/22/2020 due to Christmas week
Here is a list of the webinars currently planned for the Program Manager series. Dates noted are subject to change.
Instructors and presenters for the webinar series are part of the National CERT Association CERT Program Manager and Train-the-Trainer Courses Workgroup and have been vetted by their State and Territory CERT Coordinators. All work for this webinar series is done on a pro-bono basis and all webinars are free.
The CERT Program Manager Supplemental Training Webinars Series is hosted by FEMA Region IX in partnership with the National CERT Association. The CERT Program Manager Supplemental Training Webinars are hosted on the Adobe Connect Platform. We strongly suggest that participants download the Adobe Connect App to reduce technical issues commonly associated with using web browsers. https://www.adobe.com/go/Connectsetup.
The NCA has partnered with Merit (https://www.merits.com) to create a system to allow participants to take a post-test after each webinar and receive a digital badge as a verification of completion.
The webinars will be recorded and archived on the National CERT Association Member’s Portal and will be available for NCA members with the appropriate permissions.