What is FCA?

The Florida CERT Association (FCA) is a 501(c)3 (not-for-profit) organization established in 2001 with the primary goal of supporting the statewide training and education in disaster planning/emergency preparedness for citizens and established CERT teams.

The Association, in concert with local, state and federal agencies, serves as a mentoring and resource asset for local CERT teams and programs.

From Fire Chiefs to Fire Marshals, all board members are volunteers from the fire service and emergency management arenas who donate their time to assist in the organization and the education of CERT programs within the State of Florida.

The Association relies solely upon membership dues, conference sponsors and donations for its operating expenses.

A component of resources provided is an annual statewide conference where CERT teams are able to learn from subject matter experts on a variety of topics designed to enhance individual and team performance. Team members also have the opportunity to drill and network with like motivated CERT graduates from all around the state of Florida.

The Association has more than 175 active members and represents more than 8,000 CERT members statewide.


Our goal is to provide the highest quality of training to the C.E.R.T. teams in the State of Florida as well as be a liaison to the State of Florida and to promote and encourage the growth of existing C.E.R.T. programs as well the establishment of new C.E.R.T. programs.

Charlotte County CERT First Aid at 2017 Airshow