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ID
10-509-1465
Name
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Team Leader
Status
Published
Version
1.1
Updated
8/11/2021 11:07:51 AM
Original Release
08/10/2021
Last Major Release
 
Resource Category
Emergency Management
Primary Core Capability
Community Resilience
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Team Leader is a volunteer who is part of a CERT and directs team activities
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Additional training on how to manage a CERT program
Type 2The National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 2 CERT Team Leader is trained according to standard operating procedures that the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) has developed and is responsible for: 1. Ensuring team safety 2. Communicating with the CERT Section Chief 3. Liaising with other responders 4. Carrying out assigned tasks 5. Directing team activities
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
TrainingAny additional training beyond Basic CERT is supplemental.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. IS-240: Leadership and Influence 2. IS-241: Decision Making and Problem Solving 3. IS-242: Effective Communication 4. IS-1300: Introduction to Continuity of Operations 5. IS-2200: Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions 6. G427: CERT Program Manager
Type 2Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-244: Developing and Managing Volunteers 4. IS-288: The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management 5. IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Team 6. IS-505: Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disaster 7. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 8. IS-703: National Incident Management System Resource Management 9. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 10.Minimum of 18 hours of CERT Basic Training Course
ExperienceThe AHJ documents and validates knowledge, skills and abilities.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Experience: Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the NIMS Type 1 CERT Team Leader or equivalent AHJ documentation
Type 2Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Understanding of CERT Team Leader functions as defined by CERT Basic Training or the AHJ Experience: Successful completion of the NQS PTB for the NIMS Type 2 CERT Team Leader or equivalent AHJ documentation
PHYSICAL / MEDICAL FITNESSNIMS Guideline for the NQS defines physical/medical fitness levels for NQS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Arduous 2. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) immunization recommendations
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill or simulation at least once every two years 2. The provider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include the following: background check currency within 12 months; sex-offender registry check; and a local, state and national criminal and driving history.
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
Requestor specifies additional qualifications necessary, based on incident complexity and needs
This position can be deployed outside the home jurisdiction
1445
Notes
References
Reference
1. FEMA, NIMS 509: Community Emergency Response Team Section Chief 2. FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Community Emergency Response Team – Team Leader 3. FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017 4. FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017 5. FEMA, National Response Framework, October 2019 6. FEMA, CERT Basic Training Participant Manual, latest edition adopted