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

Dr. Robert Koester

Dr. Robert Koester

Author/Presenter: Lost Person Behavior Course: Lost Person Behavior Robert J. Koester first joined the Appalachian Search & Rescue Conference in 1981 and since then has participated in hundreds of searches,…

Mae Kennedy

Mae Kennedy

CEO, MoulageByMae Moulage Workshop. A hands on Class. Mae comes from 20 years’ experience in emergency response, disaster exercise design and injury simulation. When it comes to disasters, there is…

Deb Hendricks

Deb Hendricks

Course: E0489, Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters This course introduces the skills and planning considerations required to manage large numbers of people who are not affiliated with an experienced…

Teresa Greenhalgh

Teresa Greenhalgh

San Diego County Fire CERT Coordinator Course: Creative Community Outreach: CERT’s Changing Role in Emergency Preparedness Education Teresa Greenhalgh is the Program Manager for the San Diego County Fire Authority…

Andrea Forte

Andrea Forte

Director, Cen-Tex DART Course: Adaptation of CERT Ms. Forte is a United States Air Force veteran. She has been deeply involved in the field of Emergency Management as a disaster…

Phil Amtower

Phil Amtower

Director, Christian County Emergency Management / Task Force Leader MOCERT1 Course: CERT Regionalization For the past 23 years, Phil Amtower has served at the Emergency Management Director of Christian County,…