Once accepted into a training course, participants are expected to attend all sessions of each course.Those who do not attend all sessions will not receive course completion certificates and will not bereimbursed.
If an organization must cancel an accepted participant, the organization may request substitution ofan equally qualified person. This request must be made in writing at the same time as thecancellation and must be accompanied by a completed CSTI Application Form for the substitute. If alast minute cancellation is necessary, please call the appropriate Registrar or CSTI AdministrationOffice at (805) 549-3535.
Please submit a separate application for each enrollee. Applications and online enrollment areavailable on our website at www.calema.ca.gov/CSTI, or call (805) 549-3535. Photocopiedapplications are acceptable. Applications can be mailed directly to Camp San Luis Obispo,CalOES/CSTI10 Sonoma Ave, Bldg 904San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 or faxed to (805) 544-7103.
All applications must be approved and signed by immediate supervisor or Training Officer prior tobeing accepted. Course information packets will be mailed prior to class start date. CSTI reservesthe right to determine final eligibility for attendance. CalOES/CSTI does not discriminate on thebasis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or national or ethnic origin. Pleasecontact the Course Registrar for registration questions.
Students arriving by commercial air, bus, or train are advised to rent cars since bus transportationto and from CSTI is infrequent. Taxis and courtesy buses to local hotels are available. CSTI blocksrooms at local hotels for many of our classes; information on specific hotels will be included inregistration materials. Hotel reservations and payments are the participants’ responsibility.CSTI is roughly 10 miles from all hotel accommodations. Each participant is responsible for his/herown transportation arrangements and cost. Car rental agencies with offices at the airport includeHertz (805) 781-3383, Avis (805) 544-0630, Enterprise (805) 595-5455, and Budget (805) 541-2722.
Tuition is fully refundable for enrollments cancelled at 30 days or more before the course start date.For enrollments cancelled within 15-29 days of the course start date, 50% of the tuition fee will beretained. Failure to cancel enrollment(s) or enrollments cancelled 0-14 days before the course startdate, the full tuition amount will be retained.www.caloes.ca.gov/CSTI
Tuition payment is due no later than four weeks prior to the start of a course or upon registrationand acceptance into the course. Late registration will be considered on a case-by-case basis,depending on space availability. CSTI accepts checks, money orders and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and American Express). Purchase orders will not be accepted. Make checks payable to:California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services For your identity safety please do not emailcredit card information, call (805) 549-3599. Clearly identify student name and class for whichpayment is being made. When changing enrollment date from one fiscal year (July) to another,tuition rate is subject to change. For further information, please contact CSTI Administration Officeat (805) 549-3535.Tuition payments can be mailed to:Camp San Luis ObispoCal OES/CSTI10 Sonoma Ave, Bldg. 904San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
The California Specialized Training Institute provides training grants for all disciplines and levelswithin the California emergency responder community. Courses that are funded by the EmergencyManagement Performance Grant (EMPG), provides tuition-free training for CA State/Local FirstResponders. Most non-profit agencies that are affiliated with the California Mutual-Aid ResponseSystem are also eligible. Federal employees are welcome to attend EMPG-funded courses for free, inlimited numbers, if space is available. You will be placed on stand-by and will be notified two weeksprior to class start date of availability. Members of private industry are generally required to pay thecost-recovery tuition rate unless documentation that verifies you are sponsored by a CA EmergencyManagement Agency is provided.
CSTI courses may be eligible for the use of Homeland Security Grant Programs SHSP, UASI andLETPP. Homeland Security Grant funds may cover the cost of Travel, Lodging and Per Diem. Contactyour agency training officer or grant coordinator for eligibility information.
CSTI training classes are in compliance with Federal Environmental and Historic Preservation(EHP) requirements. EHP approval allows grantees to use grant funding to attend CSTI training.This process is for programs administered by the Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) at the FederalEmergency Management Agency (FEMA). All projects funded with Federal grant dollars mustcomply with EHP laws.www.caloes.ca.gov/CSTI
Upon registration and acceptance into the course, you are expected to attend all sessions. Thosewho do not attend all sessions will not receive course completion certificates. Failure to cancel willresult in your ineligibility to receive any additional grants to attend CSTI training for a period of 12months. Please contact the appropriate Registrar or CSTI Administration Office at (805) 549-3535to cancel.
We recommend casual civilian attire. No shorts and/or tank tops. Also, please bring a jacket orsweater to wear in the classroom.
During your attendance at the course, your agency or family may contact you through CSTI’s mainline at (805) 549-3535. Students will be contacted during class sessions for emergency calls only.After class, students may be contacted through the hotel that they are staying at.
1. CSTI adheres to a Non-Attribution Policy, which allows participants to speak freely in aclosed class session. Therefore, recording devices are not permitted.
2. If you have special physical needs, which should be considered when making seating orroom assignments, please notify CSTI in advance of the course.
3. Camp San Luis Obispo is a California National Guard facility and is subject to Department ofDefense security requirements, including random vehicle searches inbound and outbound.You must bring a photo ID (preferably a current driver’s license), current vehicleregistration and current proof of vehicle insurance to gain access into Camp San LuisObispo. (If you have recently renewed your license, registration or insurance, please bringyour receipt; it will greatly expedite your entrance to the Camp.) Please fill out theattached “parking permit” and have it ready before coming to the base. Link to form online:http://www.calguard.ca.gov/CSLO, go to forms.
4. If you are riding a motorcycle on base, please call the registrar for the Camp San LuisObispo’s motorcycle policy and regulations.
Camp San Luis Obispo is a California National Guard facility and is subject to Department ofDefense security requirements, including random vehicle searches inbound and outbound. Youmust bring a photo ID (preferably a current driver’s license), current vehicle registration andcurrent proof of vehicle insurance to gain access into Camp San Luis Obispo. (If you have recentlyrenewed your license, registration or insurance, please bring your receipt; it will greatly expediteyour entrance to the Camp.) Please fill out the attached “parking permit” and have it ready beforecoming to the base. Link to form online: http://www.calguard.ca.gov/CSLO, go to forms.