Training Cost

Cost Information for Disaster Relief:

In January 2010, Homeland Security and FEMA requested that we do background screening of volunteer Disaster Relief workers.  At that time, Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief changed its credentialing and class cost structure to a $36.00 cost recovery plan (for a three-year credential), that included a badge, background check, hat, membership pin, and any classes the volunteer wanted to take (except for First Aid classes and other specialized classes such as ServSafe, etc.) during a 3-year period; that was implemented in January 2010.

The credentialing fee is $40 (effective January 1, 2023)Fee includes:

  • badge
  • hat 
  • background check
  • membership pin
  • all of the basic training courses.

For recordkeeping purposes:  When taking either Introduction to Disaster Relief, this class date needs to coincide with the credentialing fee and the background check.  At that time, a current badge will be issued.