CERT members prepare for a drill.

Some tasks require specialty training, outside the CERT Basic Training and routine monthly training. Only active AAACERT members may receive the specialty training below. We will notify members by email when this training is offered. Alternatively, you may email AAACERT Training to express an interest in taking this training.

Emergency Operations Center Call Taker

Both Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis maintain Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs). The Office of Emergency Management Director or local government officials may, at their discretion, partially or fully activate these EOCs. AAACERT members receive training to serve as EOC Call Takers, answering questions from members of the public, and connecting community members to local government agencies that can facilitate solutions. 

EOC trainers typically hold trainings before winter storms and again before hurricane season. Training certification lasts for one year from last training or last activation, whichever is later. However, the EOCs may require refresher training for all trained members if operational procedures change.

Annapolis Parade Marshal

AAACERT members serve as Parade Marshals in the City of Annapolis. Parade Marshals assist with parade line-up and safety briefings/safety checks and march with the parades to ensure participant and public safety. 

Training is typically held before the Military Bowl Parade (December) and again before the Memorial Day Parade (May). Training certification lasts for one year from the last training or last activation, whichever is later. However, the City of Annapolis may require refresher training for all trained members if operational procedures change.

Traffic Management

The Anne Arundel County Police Reserve Unit trains AAACERT members to manage traffic safely in confined areas, such as parks and parking areas, and on lower speed (<45 MPH) roads. AAACERT members are currently authorized to perform traffic management in confined areas only. However, the principles learned for managing traffic on lower speed roads still apply.  Training certification lasts for two years from last training.