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Anyone who may need to communicate to the public during a crisis or emergency can benefit from taking the Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) training. CERC trainings are based on lessons learned during public health emergencies, evidence-based practices from the fields of risk and crisis communication, and psychology. The CERC program offers online and in-person trainings.

CERC Online Training

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

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