Merit is a platform for securely issuing and accepting credentials. Onboarding to Merit is easy, free, quick, and private. Merit offers a comprehensive onboarding service to digitize records, transcribe expirations on certificates, and securely upload all data onto the platform.
How is Merit useful to Community Emergency Response Teams? Take a look at the use cases and case study shown below, and you can see clearly what Merit has to offer.
- CERTs and related citizen emergency training programs are an essential way for first responders to tap into trained citizen auxiliaries during emergencies.
- First responders train hundreds of thousands of citizens through many CERT affiliates and need a standardized way to verify credentials across state lines during critical disasters.
- Merit online data can be consumed by governments for enhanced background checks and cross-sector credentialing purposes, automatically with no additional hassle or paperwork.
- Cross-reference volunteers that are active in multiple disaster response teams, like CERT, Red Cross, VOAD, and Neighborhood Watch.