California Specialized Training Institute

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Superintendent's MessageAlex Cabassa, Cal OES Superintendent, wearing suit while standing infront of U.S., California, and Cal OES Flags

Welcome to the California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI). Under the reorganization of Cal OES, CSTI has evolved into a statewide enterprise with responsibility for supporting training, exercises and education in wide variety of areas including but not limited to; emergency management, public safety, homeland security, hazardous materials, disaster recovery and crisis communications. CSTI is no longer just defined by the San Luis Obispo campus you may be familiar with, but is being developed into a more holistic resource to support your needs whether you are a government, non-profit or private sector organization.

As we move forward you will see CSTI further develop its capabilities to support you by utilizing collaboration, leveraging of funding and resources, partnerships, relevant technology, current information and subject matter expertise in order to enhance capabilities at the individual, organizational, agency and jurisdictional level, whether you participate online, at our facilities or yours.

Our focus is on facilitating and or providing the best possible solutions in training, exercise, and education with an eye on building capabilities, utilizing an all-hazards, total resource approach.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Please feel free to contact us at: CSTISuperintendent@caloes.ca.gov or by calling (805) 594-2100.

Alex Cabassa

Assistant Director, Cal OES Superintendent, California Specialized Training Institute


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Course Registration


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Course Calendar



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State Training Bulletin


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Course Catalog and Flyers


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Mail List

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Administration Policy


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TRACKING NUMBER REQUEST FORM: To request the use of Homeland Security Grant funds to attend WMD/CBRNE/Terrorism/All Hazards courses or exercises, please fill out completely and select “Submit” at the bottom of the form to send electronically.


Need Transcripts, Certificates, Wallet Cards, Technician or Specialist Certificate?


Transcript Request Form            Duplicate Certificate Request Form

Contact Information

Business Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Phone: (805)-594-2100

Email: CSTIinfo@CalOES.ca.gov

CSTI Campus Infomation

Camp San Luis Obispo

Cal OES / CSTI 10 Sonoma Avenue, Building 904,

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7605

 

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