PreK-12 Summer Programs

Mastery Experience - Teen CERT Certificate Program 

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program is a national program of volunteers trained in disaster preparedness and emergency response. Through Teen CERT, you can serve your community and help take care of your school and home.

During the training, you will learn to: put out small fires, conduct light search and rescue, assist those who are injured, set up medical treatment areas, assist emergency responders, identify and anticipate hazards, reduce fire hazards in the home and workplace, and help reduce survivor stress.

Once you complete your CERT training, you can participate in or lead a variety of activities.  For example, during an emergency your Teen CERT could allow you to organize volunteers, assist in evacuations, give assistance to survivors, provide damage assessment information, provide shelter support, and assist with crowd control when dealing with local emergencies.  At your school, your Teen CERT may allow you to participate in disaster drills and exercises, present fire safety education, assist in preparedness outreach, provide peer mentoring, and address safety issues in the school.  

For more information on the Teen CERT program, please visit 

As part of this process students will be required to complete journals that will be evaluated as part of the WHPS Mastery Experience process. Students who successfully complete this course will earn 1.0 Credits and fulfill their Mastery Experience Graduation Requirement

Mastery Experience - Teen CERT Certificate Program (Master Experience Seminar - CERT 6/21 to 6/30)
Sessions: 8
Dates: 6/21/2022 to 6/30/2022
Meeting Times: 
Mon - Fri  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Instructor: Mike McGarry
Entering Grades:  10, 11, 12
$364.00   (Class Fee)
Note: Registration has ended. Please call our offices for late registration.

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