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Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) training can help responders and public health professionals prepare to communicate in an emergency. The CERC program offers training in online, webinar, and in-person formats. It is our hope that participants will find at least one of these options to be accessible and convenient.

Upcoming Webinars

Communication Channels
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 2:00p.m. (ET)
CDC’s CERC webinar, Communication Channels, offers guidance on how to select the appropriate channels for communication during an emergency. We’ll examine what it means to be first in an emergency, identify the channels people actually use, and discuss what to do when access to information channels becomes challenging.

Previous Webinars

In-Person CERC Training

The CERC program coordinates in-person trainings facilitated by CDC CERC trainers for a sponsoring organization or group at their location. A CERC training typically lasts one full business day, covering three core modules and two additional modules selected by the sponsor (core and additional modules are listed below). A presentation of the core concepts of CERC can be given in less time.

Please note: The requesting organization is responsible for all costs related to travel and logistics for the CERC trainer(s) coming to their location. Federal funds, including grants and cooperative agreements, cannot be used for these expenses. If you are interested in holding an in-person training, please email

CERC Online Training

This CERC training covers all crucial aspects from the CERC manual.
Last updated 2014