Business Emergency Response Training (BERT) member receive 40 hours of initial training. This training program increases the odds of a member business recovering from a major disaster while minimizing the negative impact on employees and profits.


Step 1:  Submit a formal request to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) addressed to the Director

Step 2:  A response is sent to customer indicating availability of dates and capacity.

Step 3:  Customer confirms dates and capacity of training.

Step 4:  Training is conducted by DDM.

Step 5:  Customer is billed and fees are collected.

Step 6:  Customer is issued a receipt for payment.

Method of Applying

In Person, Email

Turn Around Time

1 to 2 weeks


Department Contact Information

Department of Disaster Management

#3o DeCastro Street,
Road Town, Tortola,
British Virgin Islands.


Business Hours:

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Email Address:

Tel: (284)468-4200
Fax: (284)494-2024