2021 National CERT Conference

To build and enhance the capabilities of CERT Teams everywhere!

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.

Please Note! If you are registering for a “Pre-Conference Class”, you may ONLY choose ONE!


Register before April 30, 2021 and receive a free challenge coin!


Conference Date and Location:

Pre Conference Dates: July 12 -14

Main Conference: July 15-17th

Springfield, MO

Hotel Reservations: 
Please contact the OASIS Hotel directly to secure your room at 1-888-532-4338.

Springfield, Missouri at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center
For Hotel Reservations call  1-888-532-4338.


ATTENTION!: For the conference, you cannot reserve online!!


CERT Award Nominations

National and Local Missouri Award Information


Conference Sponsors

See who is supporting the Nationwide CERT Program!


Hotel Information

Oasis Hotel & Convention Center


We are happy to announce that everyone who has registered for the conference by April 30, 2021 will receive a free limited edition conference challenge coin!

Contact Us

CERT@christiancountymo.gov
(417) 582-5400


Presenting Sponsor




Missouri State Emergency Management



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Exhibitor Information


Event Sponsorship Information


Course Instructors

Vicky Davidson

Vicky Davidson

Executive Director, Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council Vicky Davidson has over thirty-five years of experience working toward statewide systems change and policy development that impacts individuals with developmental disabilities and their…

Steve Peterson

Steve Peterson

Montgomery County, Maryland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Virtual Operations Team Lead Mr. Steve Peterson serves the Montgomery County, Maryland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) as its Virtual Operations Team…

Dante Gliniecki

Dante Gliniecki

Manager of the Emergency Preparedness Division for the City of Independence, MO Fire Department Dante Gliniecki began his emergency management career as a Disaster Services volunteer for the American Red…

John Carr

John Carr

Program Coordinator for Emergency and Disaster Management at Northwest Missouri State University. John Carr is the Program Coordinator for Emergency and Disaster Management at Northwest Missouri State University. This program…

Jeff Briggs

Jeff Briggs

Earthquake Program Manager for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency Jeff Briggs is the earthquake program manager for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency. He heads the SEMA’s earthquake preparedness…

Lisa Rubey

Lisa Rubey

Program Manager: New Braunfels Community Emergency Response Team & New Braunfels Search and Rescue Lisa Rubey is the Program Manager for the all-volunteer New Braunfels, Texas Community Emergency Response Team…