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

James Cunningham

James Cunningham

Collier County, Florida Sheriff’s Dept.

Les Boatright

Les Boatright

Assistant EMD, Central Jackson County Emergency Management Agency Course: Electric and Gas Safety for Disaster Response Les is currently the Assistant Emergency Management Director for the Central Jackson County Emergency…

Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown

Program Director, Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Course: Development of the nationwide online CERT program Rachel Brown is the managing director for the outreach and development of…

Scott Barthelmass

Scott Barthelmass

Chairman, St Louis Area Regional Response System Citizen Preparedness Committee Course: Adapting and Customizing  the CERT Program to your Community. Scott Barthelmass is a 27 year public safety veteran. He…