Crisis Response Training & Certification

Crisis and disasters affect millions of people every day.  Natural and man-made disaster, poverty, crises created by war and terrorism – the list goes on.  Surely those affected need our help!

Are you tired of watching tragic events unfold and wish you knew what to do and where to start?  Do you want to be part of the solution and use your God-given talents and skill-set to bring relief?  Now you can!

Become a Certified CRI Responder.

CRI offers a broad set of skills-training aimed to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people in crisis.  Our goal is to train and mobilize everyday people moved with compassion and equipped to respond through the power of the Holy Spirit.

CRI is recognized as a relief organization at local, national and international levels and deploys globally.  Governing bodies give us a unique ability to “get behind the lines” during times of disaster.

For the safety of our volunteers and those we serve CRI deploys only those who have completed our training and passed a background check.  The background check must have been completed within a year’s time of deployment.

You are needed!  Stop disqualifying yourself.  Take a bold step today.  Get trained, equipped, and mobilize with us!  We need the Body of Christ – YOU – to join the ranks!  Come, be a part of a unique, passionate team that’s making a difference in the world.

Where to Begin:

Attend a Training Event
Complete Course 1 Online Certification
Host a Disaster Response Seminar in Your City

Basic Training Includes:

  • Spiritual and Emotional First Aid
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Disaster Chaplaincy
  • Crisis Ministry Skills
  • Crisis Evangelism
  • Personal and Community Preparedness
  • Deployment Operations and Protocol
  • Disaster First Aid

Upon Completion Graduate Receives:

  • CRI Credentials / CRI Badge
  • Hard Hat
  • Responder T-Shirt
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Level 1 Sticker

What Next?

After the completion of a live Basic Training, online Academy Course 1, or a Disaster Response Seminar you are considered a “Level 1 Responder.”  Read more about CRI’s Responder Level System.

In addition to offering our basic online course (Course 1), Disaster Response Seminars, and live Basic Training Events, we also provide additional advanced online and live courses packed with valuable content.

If you would like to advance your training through CRI’s online Academy,

Check Out Course 2 & 3

Once or twice each year, CRI offers our ATS – Advanced Training Seminars.  These are spectacular times together when the CRI Responder Family gathers to participate in advanced in-person training to further our disaster response education and skills.

For those interested in Chaplaincy, learn more about our Chaplaincy division and online training geared to give you additional skills to to meet spiritual needs of those in crisis.

Learn More About Chaplaincy

As a Certified CRI Responder, you qualify to deploy to disasters and crisis situations with us and are covered under our general liability insurance as a volunteer.

How Deployment Works

For additional information, please contact us!


CRI Academy:



Val Cooper

CRI Training Director