The CERT program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. CERT members receive 17 1/2 hours of initial training. CERT training is provided free of charge within the city of Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Fire Department. How valuable is the CERT program? Watch this short video. For more information about the CERT program: cert-la.com.