Basic Training

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Currently all classes have been suspended at this time.

We are planning for a class early next year, however as of now no dates have been selected.

CERT training is free for Nassau County residents who are 18 years of age or older. If you are considering joining CERT, please be aware that you must attend all training sessions; missed classes can be made up. A background check will be conducted prior to acceptance into the program.

Information for new CERT applicants:

Please fill out the CERT Membership Application (PDF) and  Background Check Request  forms prior to the first class. Both forms are fillable PDFs that should be completed, signed andreturned via email. Please save a copy for your records. The signed forms may be emailed to If you are unable to send the completed application and background check forms via email, they must be brought to the first class.

For more information about the CERT basic training, please contact the CERT Desk at the Office of Emergency Management at (516) 573-9600 or by emailing.