Apply for or Renew your DSWV Card

Disaster Service Worker Volunteer cards are valid for two years.

To renew or apply for a new DSWV card, you must complete the following*: to renew.*

Required Online Training from FEMA:

  1. IS-100 – Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
  2. IS-700 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction

Required Forms:

  1. San Diego County Code of Conduct
    • Fill out the form (PDF)
    • Scan and email to (Or you can hand it to a member of the CERT Board)
  2. Oceanside CERT Application and Hold Harmless Agreement Renewal

    • Fill out the form (PDF)
    • Scan and email to (Or you can hand it to a member of the CERT Board)
  3. Oceanside CERT SOP Acknowledgment Form
    • Fill out the form (PDF)
    • Scan and email to (Or you can hand it to a member of the CERT Board)
  4. San Diego County DSWV Form
    • Fill out the form (PDF)
    • Scan and email to (Or you can hand it to a member of the CERT Board)

Required Attendance:

  1. Attend at least two approved Oceanside CERT Training events, per year, during their DSWV card cycle
    • Two approved training events consists of our quarterly drills or participation in a county drill. If your card expired and you haven’t been to two training events in the last 12 months you are not eligible for renewal.

Required Live-Scan**:

  1. Successfully complete a Live-Scan background check with the City of Oceanside Human Resources Department
    • An appointment is necessary with Oceanside Human Resources to take the live scan
      • To setup an appointment, call 760-435-4305.
      • Leave your name, number, and a couple of days and times that will work for you.
      • You will receive a call back with your appointment time.
    • It takes approximately 15 minutes and only has to be taken once
    • If you have already had a Live-Scan by City of Oceanside HR Department, you don’t have to do it again
      • Note, this is not the same as the old “My Background” we used to do

Once all the paperwork has been submitted to the County it takes approximately two weeks to process.

Recently graduated CERT members who have completed the above requirements will also be considered DSWV CERT member.

*These steps may change in the future. Please direct any questions to
**If you have already completed a Live-Scan with the City of Oceanside, you do NOT need to do it again.

Upcoming Events

March 18, 2018
  • [March 24] [9am-12 noon]

    Flood Response Class]

    There will be a Flood Response Class on Saturday, March 24 from 9am-Noon ish.

    You DO NOT have to have a DSW card to attend this class. (All CERT Members may attend, Adult & Teen).

    This class WILL NOT be at the Fire Training Center.  It will be held at the City's Operation Center at


    4927 Oceanside Blvd

    Oceanside, Ca 92056

    (Near the Hobie Cat Bldg)


    The parking lot entrance is located at Oceanside Blvd and Catalina Cir. (Please Park there)


    This class is considered a quarterly meeting.  To maintain an active status with Oceanside CERT you need to attend at least (1) quarterly meeting and (1) skill builder annually. This is a good opportunity to fill that need.


    The class will teach and demonstrate appropriate sandbagging methods and flood control for your home or in the event Oceanside CERT is activated to assist during heavy rain climate.


    This class will be conducted outside. Therefore, dress according to the weather.  Also, please bring you PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Helmet, Vest, Gloves, Eye Protection, Sturdy Shoes, and Pants.

    Please RSVP: for this class so we can have a head count.

    Thank you

    (a lot of time and effort go into class instruction so maximum attendance is desired)

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