Recertification of ERT Credentials

This ERT Recertification process is for those previously trained.  If you have never been trained, but would like to please click HERE

The following policies are established by the Disaster Response Committee of the Rio Texas Conference.  

All Early Response Team Members must be recertified every three years.  This requirement is based primarily on the 3 year limit on background checks, but also helps us to keep ERTs up to date with the most current information available. You should be notified by the conference approximately one month prior to the expiration of your badge.

There are two primary ways to recertify your initial ERT certification:

  1. Complete the online recertification course

  2. Complete the full 8 hour ERT course again

Note: The online recertification must be completed within six months of the expiration date on your badge. If you exceed the six month timeline, you must retake the full ERT Basic class in person.

All ERT badges are issued by UMCOR. 

The cost of recertification is $30.

This cost includes:

  • Rio Texas Conference Early Response Team (ERT) T-shirt

  • UMCOR Background check

  • Identification Badge

  • Training Resources Manual (downloaded pdf version for the online course)

If you have questions concerning ERT recertification, please contact the Conference Disaster Training Response Coordinator at