California Specialized Training Institute

California Specialized Training Institute

California Specialized Training Institute COVID-19 Message

The safety, security, and well-being of students and staff is our number one priority at California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI). As the State continues to address concerns surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are closely following events and public health recommendations surrounding the outbreak and spread of COVID-19.

CSTI is currently conducting limited in-person trainings under the strict requirements of our Infection Prevention Plan. We will continue to follow the guidelines provided by state and federal government and public health agencies, and we encourage you to follow best practices issued by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and local health departments to ensure we can all remain well and safe.

California Specialized Training Institute Infection Prevention Plan

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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: or by calling (805) 594-2100.

Alex Cabassa

Assistant Director, Cal OES Superintendent, California Specialized Training Institute

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

Phone: (805)-594-2100


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Cal OES / CSTI 10 Sonoma Avenue, Building 904,

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7605


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