Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

2019 Training Schedule

For those people interested in taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects, the City of Naperville offers its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.

Mar 20, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, 27                  Basic 20 Hour CERT class

September 18, 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, 26      Basic 20 Hour CERT class

This question always comes up: Can I miss a class? Of course the answer is yes and no. You cannot miss the last (Saturday) class. Period. End of statement. You can miss one other class but you'll need to study that section on your own and be prepared to take a "make-up" test to make sure you understand that section. However it is not recommended that you miss the first week either.

Can you take part of one session and then the next? Technically yes but you will miss out on the comrade you will build with your team mates.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class registration

The City of Naperville will again offer its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes in 2019. The free classes will take place in Naperville.

The classes are typically 5 Wednesday Evenings (6:45-9:45), and a Saturday (8am-3:30pm)

All forms are due three weeks before the start of the first class for each session.

For more information, send an email to

Participants must be 18 years of age and must either live or be employed in the City of Naperville. Interested parties should download the CERT Registration Form (Online Application) and Hold Harmless Request (PDF) and submit both to:

CERT/Class Registration
Fire Administration Building
1380 Aurora Ave
Naperville, IL 60540



  • CCC - Citizen Corps Council
  • CERT - Community Emergency Response team
  • CPR/AED - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation with automated external defibrillation
  • FD - Fire Department
  • FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • ICS - Incident Command System
  • IEMA - Illinois Emergency Management Agency
  • NEMA - Naperville Emergency Management Agency (also known as Fire Corps)
  • NIMS - National Incident Management System
  • NSC - National Safety Council
  • TBA - To be announced