Training Partners & State Training Officer

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State Training Office

The State Training Office coordinates state and national training programs and provides training services throughout the state for our first responder and emergency management communities. These comprehensive training programs ensure our first responders, emergency managers, government leaders, non-governmental partners, and private citizens have the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform key tasks when disasters strike and supports our goal to minimize the impact of disasters on our communities, property, economy, and environment in California.

The California Integrated Preparedness Plan (IPP) 2020-2022, formerly Training and Exercise Plan (TEP), provides a roadmap to accomplish this goal. Emergency Managers should attend the yearly Training and Exercise Planning Workshop to coordinate courses requests with neighboring jurisdictions and the State Training Program.

State Training Bulletin

The State Training Bulletin lists State and Federal emergency management and first responder training opportunities focused on providing one-stop access to training deliveries and information to strengthen preparedness, enhance effectiveness, improve response levels, and provide viable solutions to California’s response community.

If you have questions about our programs and services, or would like to add additional training opportunities to this bulletin please contact:

State Training Office Staff List

General Email:

State Administrative Authority (SAA)/CSTI Operations Chief: Kevin Leisher, 916-838-5621

State Training Officer: Kelly Rogers, 916-826-8117

State Training Coordinator/Federal Tracking Number: Tracy Stocks, 916-845-8487

How to Request a Course Delivery

There are hundreds of Homeland Security training programs available for delivery in your jurisdiction. Emergency Managers can request local-delivery of State and National Preparedness courses by completing a Mobile Training Team (MTT) Request Form (Fillable: Select Tools, Fill and Sign) and submitting it to

Federal Tracking Number Request

To request the use of Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) 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: TRACKING NUMBER REQUEST FORM

Non-Resident Training (In-State)

To see what's currently scheduled in your area, refer to the State Training Bulletin, or visit provider websites below for course schedules:

Resident Training (Out-of-State)

These programs are funded through federal grants and can include tuition, course materials and travel (there are some exceptions). Each training provider has their own registration form and process that must be followed. Because of the background, discipline, and experience needed for many of the training courses offered, applicants attending training courses at the provider’s location must adhere to the individual provider’s policies and procedures. The provider websites below will give specific information on training dates, course details, and registration procedures.

After downloading the appropriate application, ensure you have filled it in completely, obtained all necessary signatures (to include State Training Officer’s), and coordinate the training in accordance with your agency's travel and training policies. Incomplete applications, or applications without required signatures will not be processed.

State Training Partners & Programs

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is responsible for overseeing and coordinating emergency preparedness, response, recovery and homeland security activities within the state of California.More Info

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. More Info

Highlighted Programs

    1. EOC Position Credentialing
    2. Professional Certificates
    3. CSTI Instructor Outreach

CSTI Course Catalog, Calendar, and Registration

    1. Click the green register button in the center of the screen.

    2. Follow the on-screen instructions to setup your account

Other State Training Partners & Programs

Federal Training Partners & Programs


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