KERT members receive training in search management, wilderness searching, water and ice searching, disaster response, K-9 decontamination procedures, clandestine grave detection and ropes rescue.
 KERT holds several K-9 trainings each year that are open to any dog handler, including USAR for the K-9 First Responder, Advanced Air-Scent Techniques, and an Aged Human Remains Detection class which gives teams an opportunity to work on burials weeks to months to years old.