Online Early Response Team Training - September 19, 2020

An online ERT Training will take place Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 10am - 12pm. Trainers will be Steve Cheyney and Frank Greene. The cost of the training is $30; payment is due upon registration. A background check is required prior to training if you have not completed a background check or if it has been over 2 years since your last one.

Prior to the online training, you will need to complete the ERT coursework, which is an online course consisting of 11 lessons. You will receive an email from ServeHub, our online learning management system, which will contain a link for you to activate your account and access the online ERT coursework.  

Please upload a headshot that is required by UMCOR for your ERT badge. 

Please note that UMCOR requires a background check through their system - Sterling Volunteers - to process ERT badges. Once you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email that will contain the link to complete this background check. There is no charge for this.

Your email confirmation will also contain the ZOOM meeting information and a link to download the Early Response Team Student Manual.

*First Name
*Last Name
*Address 1
Address 2
*Church Name
Church City
Blue Ridge
Catawba Valley
Northern Piedmont
Smoky Mountain
Yadkin Valley

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*Have you attended another ERT class?
If yes, when/where?
*I am at least 18 years old.
Background Checks

Western NC Conference of The United Methodist Church pledges to be a safe sanctuary for all who come to worship in our church and for all who engage in mission. As a volunteer you are being called to undergo background screening to ensure that you, too, are committed to creating a safe community of faith for all within Western NC Conference of The United Methodist Church and where we serve around the world.

Background checks are required every 2 years for all volunteers.

If you have had a background check through the Western NC Conference of The United Methodist Church Trak-1 system, you may review the date it was administered by clicking the link below and LOGGING IN with your email address and password.  If you do not know your password follow this link for forgotten password.  

If your background screening on file is over two years old, or if you have not completed one in the past, click here.  Enter your name and email address and an invitation will be sent to your email to initiate the background screening process.

Background screening information has been submitted.
Date of last background screening through the WNCCUMC Trak-1 system.
*Have you completed Safe Sanctuaries Training?

If you have not completed Safe Santuaries training, there is a brief training available through ServeHub, our online learning platform. You will receive an activation email in order to take the ERT coursework. Once your access the ERT coursework, you'll see the Safe Sanctuaries training which will take about 10 minutes to complete. You will be able to print a certificate of completion, as well. 


Please include a headshot in a .png or .jpg format. Photo should be taken with a plain background, such as a white wall. If you don't have a headshot handy, your email confirmation will contain a link to return to this registration to add one. 

Attach file pdf, doc(x), xls(x), jpg/gif/png, ppt - up to 25 MB


Type your name in the field below to electronically sign this form.

Cost of Class ($30)

Select the checkbox above and then click the Submit Form button to pay by credit card. If you do not pay upon submission, your registration will be cancelled.

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