Funded Training Courses

WSQ Respond to Fire Emergency in Buildings (2 Day)

CERT Training - WSQ Respond to Fire Emergency in Buildings - 2 Days

- 20 CPD Points awarded -


To prepare CERT members with the knowledge and application skills to function as a member of an emergency response team in order to implement emergency response skills during an emergency incident in buildings.


  • Legislations & regulations of fire safety and protection
  • Overview of Company Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Types of premises are affected and will be required to form CERT
  • Causes of fire and potential fire hazard scenarios and Injury
  • Different type of fire safety and protection systems
  • Categories and purpose of Breathing Apparatus
  • Components of Breathing Apparatus and usage of Breathing Apparatus
  • Factors influencing consumption rate of Breathing Apparatus
  • Breathing Apparatus components guidelines and entrapment procedures
  • High rise fighting problems and fire fighting operations
  • Fire safety common first aid equipment and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Rescue and evacuation techniques
  • Fire fighting equipment
  • Protocols of handing over incidents

Who Should Attend

CERT, Fire Safety Officers and staff who are the first to respond to fire emergencies in the Buildings.

Be Advised

The participant is required to fill-up a Self-Assessment Checklist and Fitness Declaration Form (see Form A below), if he/she intends to attend the 1-day, 2-day or 3-day CERT course.  This form must be submitted to COSEM 2 weeks before the course commencement date.

Please download the forms below:

Form A - Self Assessment Checklist & Fitness Declaration

Form B - Information for Doctors

Form C - Certificate of Fitness

For Company Sponsored

  1. The trainee must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident of Singapore.
  2. The Trainee must attend 100% of the course, complete the assessment with a competent result.
  3. Application from the company for training grant must be submitted to SkillsConnect within 30 days from the course commencement date.
  4. COSEM reserves the right to charge full course fee in the event that the trainee fails to achieve 75% attendance and pass the assessment, or when companies fail to submit funding application to SSG within the stipulated time.
  5. More information for funding, please click here.
  6. Other terms and conditions stated on SSG website

For Individual

Self-sponsored Singaporeans aged 25 and above can also use their SkillsFuture Credit (S$500) from the Government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website ( to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

Course Reference Number in Skillsconnect:


Mode of Assessment

  • Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
  • Practical Performance

Certification Obtained

A Statement of Attainment (SOA) will be awarded to successful participants.

Course Duration

  • No. of Training Days: 2 Days
  • No. of hours: 16 hours (2 hours: Assessment, 14 hours: classroom)

Other Information

Lunch and tea-breaks will be provided during the course.

Course Title: CERT Training - WSQ Respond to Fire Emergency in Buildings - 2 Days - 20 CPD Points awarded -
Code Start Date End Date Duration (Days) Discount Class Seats
Capacity Min No. Required Booked Available
CERT2 06/12/21 07/12/21 2 DAYS 0 12 5 7 5
CERT2 13/12/21 14/12/21 2 DAYS 0 12 5 1 11
CERT2 20/12/21 21/12/21 2 DAYS 0 12 5 4 8
CERT2 27/12/21 28/12/21 2 DAYS 0 12 5 3 9
CERT2 03/01/22 04/01/22 2 DAYS 0 12 5 2 10
CERT2 13/01/22 14/01/22 2 DAYS 0 12 5 0 12
CERT2 20/01/22 21/01/22 2 DAYS 0 12 5 1 11
CERT2 24/01/22 25/01/22 2 DAYS 0 12 5 0 12
CERT2 03/02/22 04/02/22 2 DAYS 0 12 5 0 12
CERT2 10/02/22 11/02/22 2 DAYS 0 12 5 0 12
CERT2 17/02/22 18/02/22 2 DAYS 0 12 5 0 12
CERT2 24/02/22 25/02/22 2 DAYS 0 12 5 0 12


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Absentee Payroll Funding

SSG also funds your employee’s salary while he/she is undergoing training. You may apply for absentee payroll funding at the following rates via SkillsConnect:

Table 3: Absentee Payroll Funding

Course Type

Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents

Singapore Citizens aged ≥ 35 years and earning ≤ $2,000/month3

All courses



SME and Non-SME

80%of hourly basic salary capped at $7.50/hr

80%of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50/hr

95% of hourly basic salary

  • Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here.
  • Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
  • Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here. You may apply for the additional course fee funding via SkillsConnect.

For more information on Absentee Payroll Funding – click here.

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