CTP recieved news of an updated Risk Communication training course via our Division of State and Local Readiness (DSLR) Friday Update last week. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled its updated, online training course for Crisis Emergency Risk Communication (CERC).
It takes about 2.5 hours to complete and is followed by a short comprehensive quiz to recieve a certificate upon completion. The CDC awards 0.2 CEUs for successfully passing the course, and it will meet the grant deliverable for those in Risk Communication roles or back-up roles who are in need of CERC training.
Below is the link and course description provided in the DSLR Friday Update:
CDC Launches Updated Online CERC Training
CDC has updated its Web-based crisis and emergency risk communication (CERC) training course, in which participants can learn about key CERC principles and how to apply them before, during, and after a public health emergency response. The updated training includes nine modules that are now available online at http://emergency.cdc.gov/cerc/training/basic/index.asp. Designed for public information officers in various sectors, the training includes new modules on social and mobile media and partnerships and stakeholder communications. Continuing education credits are available.