About
The Conference


The National CERT Association (NCA) is excited to announce that the 2022 National CERT Conference Registration is now OPEN!

The 2022 National CERT Conference, is planned by a National Conference committee, in partnership with FEMA Region 6, and is hosted by the Galveston CERT program. The conference will be held at the San Luis Resort and Conference Center, Galveston Texas. The main conference will be Thursday, August 18 through Saturday, August 20. Pre-conference training will be held Monday, August 15 through Wednesday, August 17.


Conference Highlights

The 2022 National CERT Conference Theme is “Talking CERT to the Next Level” and will feature presentations and workshops led by CERT leaders across the US. Agenda highlights include an Equity Panel, presentations on CERT Resource Typing, and CERT Disaster Response lessons learned (including Covid19).

A welcome reception will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.


Pre-Conference Training

Pre-Conference training will feature several high-demand training opportunities including:
· CERT Train-the-Trainer Course (August 15 – 17)
· CERT Program Manager Course (August 16-17)
· Wide-Area Search (August 15-17)
· Volunteer and Donations Management and Spontaneous Volunteer Management Combined Course (August 16-17)

*Participants must register in advance for pre-conference training. Space is limited and course are expected to fill quickly. Pre-Conference Training will be an additional $50 to cover the cost of lunch. Pre-conference participants must register for the main conference.


Conference Hotel

The 2022 National CERT Conference will be held at the Galveston Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. There are 3 hotels on campus at the San Luis Resort. A number of rooms have been reserved at special conference pricing at all three hotels. Prices are the same at all locations $129 per night single occupancy, $169 per night double occupancy. IF you call for reservations, must inform them that you are with NCA for the reduced room rates. Resort fee, taxes and parking not included. Shuttle service between hotels and Conference Center is included (provided by the hotel).

Book your rooms early as the room blocks are expected to sell out.

Conference Registration

Conference Registration is $550.
Early Bird Registration is $450 (ends May 17th)
NCA Members who are Active CERT Volunteers get a reduced registration costs of $330 with verification of CERT affiliated organization. See website for further details.

*Note that there is an additional $50 charge above the prices listed above to attend pre-conference training.

Click below to register for Conference or Pre-Conference Training


NCA’s Dedication to supporting CERT Volunteers

Volunteers are the backbone of the CERT program. The NCA wants to support the attendance of CERT volunteers at the National CERT Conference. In addition to the lower registration cost of $330 for CERT Volunteers (that are NCA members), 150 volunteers (that are NCA members) will receive an additional $105 off. The NCA has allocated a portion of the conference sponsorships to provide volunteers that are NCA members with this special discount. The first three volunteers, from each state or territory, that complete the surveymonkey below will be given a special registration code for the discounted ticket. All other requests will be waitlisted. On May 1, 2022, the waitlist will be open and the volunteers that have requested the discounted tickets will receive a special code (in chronological order), until all 150 discounted tickets are exhausted, regardless of their state or territory.

To request a discount code for registration, please fill out this survey.
It may take 24-36 hours to receive your code if you are approved.


Want to support the 2022 National CERT Conference?

If you are interested in attending our conference as a Vendor or Sponsor, please contact the Conference Chairman, Jamie Cunningham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Want to present at the 2022 National CERT Conference?

If you are interested in presenting a workshop or training at the 2022 National CERT Conference, please email the conference agenda chair, Ellen Pinder, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Stay Connected

To get more information about the National CERT Association go to our website at https://nationalcert.org If you have any questions feel free to call or text 239-825-8075.

We look forward to seeing you at in Galveston!
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