Walnut Creek CERT DSW Policy & Renewal


DSW Policy

 Walnut Creek CERT graduates are sworn is as Disaster Service Workers for the City. This is effective for two years; the CERT may renew DSW status by participating in any approved CERT activity (see list below). To learn more, click here [PDF].

After two years of inactivity, members of CERT are allowed an extra 3 month grace period in which to participate in an approved activity before they are removed from CERT membership.

DSW Registration renewal

To renew the expiration date for your DSW registration and remain a member of Walnut Creek CERT, do one of the following and submit the completion certificate to cert@walnut-creek.org or ask the sponsor of an activity to send email confirmation to cert@walnut-creek.org.
  • participate in a CERT training class or drill, attend a CERT meeting, or participate in a weekly CERT radio net
  • take an online FEMA course  at https://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx
  • IS-100, -200, -700, -10, -11 are acceptable courses to complete, for example. Pick one that you have not already taken.
  • train with the Red Cross or similar NGO, or deploy for disaster response
  • participate in a FEMA deployment


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