September 26, 2023 - September 28, 2023
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy
917 Central Ave
Salem, VA 24153
Basic CERT Training
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Course Title: Basic “Correctional Emergency Response Team” (CERT)
Date: September 26-28, 2023
Time: 0800 – 1700 hrs.
This is a basic CERT course designed to teach officers how to use basic CERT tactics and techniques
while working as a team. The course will show the officer how to safely handle high risk jail situations
commonly encountered by CERT officers. The training will cover cell extractions, movement
techniques, high risk transports, long range impact munitions, riot control, advanced ground fighting
techniques, edged weapons defense techniques and threat assessment to include a final practical exercise
and written test. The training will be conducted by CERT instructors and is very practical exercise
intensive. Officers attending this training will need the following equipment:
Location: Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy
917 Central Ave
Salem, Va. 24153
1. BDU pants and a t-shirt or Tactical Top.
2. Duty gun belt (with no weapons or ammo), including handcuffs and key, belt keepers.
3. Elbow and Knee Pads, or shin protectors.
4. Helmet w/ face shield or goggles.
5. Upper body protection, such as chest and back protectors or body armor.
6. Padded Gloves
7. Tactical Boots or Shoes
Notice: Students should have no physical limitations; this class will be physically challenging.
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Recommended for: Any officer or deputy who is currently on a CERT Team or is a new member to a
In-service Credit: 24 hours of career development
Registration: Maximum class size is 16.
Fee: No fee for member agency.
$375 for non-Cardinal member personnel