Crisis Response Training & Certification

Millions worldwide are affected every day by crisis and disaster. People need help, whether from natural or man-made disasters, systemic poverty or crisis created by war or terrorism.

Are you tired of watching tragic events unfold and just wish you knew what to do? Do you want to use your God-given talents to bring relief? Now you can do something! Become part of the solution by getting trained to respond to crisis and disaster and become a Certified CRI Responder.

CRI training offers a broad set of skills training to meet the various physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people in crisis and disaster. Our goal is to train and mobilize “every-day” people, who have a heart of compassion and are willing to go respond in the power of the Holy Spirit.

CRI is recognized as a relief organization at local, national and international levels by governing bodies, which gives us a unique ability “get behind the lines” during times of disaster. 

WE NEED YOU! However, due to liabilities, continuity of mission and the safety of volunteers and victims; Crisis Response International only deploys volunteers who have completed our responder training and background check.

Stop disqualifying yourself.  Make a commitment today to get trained, equipped to prepared to join us, domestically and/or abroad.  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.

Start by attending a Disaster Relief Seminar or complete Course 1 online to become a certified volunteer (Responder) with CRI. 

Ways to begin your training:

Attend a Disaster Relief Seminar

Course 1 Online Certification

Host a Disaster Relief Seminar in Your City

Course 1 Online + Chaplaincy

Basic Training & Certification Includes:

  • Spiritual and Emotional First Aid
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Disaster Chaplaincy (Learn more about Chaplaincy Certification)
  • Crisis Ministry Skills
  • Crisis Evangelism
  • Personal and Community Preparedness
  • Deployment Operations and Protocol
  • Disaster First Aid

Upon completion of basic training, graduates will receive a CRI badge, hard hat, responder shirt, certificate of completion, level sticker and background check. 

As a Certified CRI Responder, you are eligible to deploy to disasters and crisis situations with us around the world. When you get deployed by CRI, you are covered under our general liability insurance as a volunteer. Additional trip insurance may be required when traveling abroad. You can learn more about how deployments work here.

We also offer a variety of basic and advanced training both live and on our online academy. Learn more about CRI Online Academy.  Typical training advancement after a Disaster Relief Seminar or Course 1 online (same content) would like like taking Course 2 online, attending an Advanced Training Summit (ATS) or an ARC School.

Responders are credentialed by a level system based on attendance at live and online training as well as deployment experience. After completion of Course 1 or a Disaster Relief Seminar you will become a Level 1 Responder.  Read more on the Responder Level System.

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Due to liabilities, continuity of mission and the safety of volunteers and victims; Crisis Response International only deploys volunteers who have completed our responder training and background check. 

 

Feel free to contact us for assistance. 

For training inquiries, contact [email protected]

For CRI Academy inquiries, contact [email protected]

For Chaplaincy inquiries, contact [email protected]

 

 Val Harvey, Training Director