Outreach Training Programs

California Specialized Training Institute

Hazardous Materials Outreach Training Program

Individuals in yellow and green hazardous material suits. the individuals in green suits are washing the yellow suit with water.

​Cal OES/ CSTI manages a very successful Hazmat outreach training program which includes 1,201 courses last year and 22,057 persons trained. Most of our Hazmat courses have received Department of Homeland Security approval for the use of Homeland Security Grant Funds.

CSTI Outreach Instructors have successfully completed training in the Institute’s Instructor Certification Course. Outreach Instructors deliver hundreds of courses per year to thousands of first responders in municipal and governmental organizations, private industry, and the military. From First Responder Awareness to Hazardous Materials Specialist, students acquire the skills needed to save lives and protect both the environment and property.

This site provides resources for those who have been state certified as Hazardous Materials Outreach Instructors: 

Hazardous Materials Outreach Forms, Curriculum and Support Material

Subscribe to our Hazardous Materials Outreach mailing list

If you have any questions you can contact: HMoutreach@caloes.ca.gov

Program Information

How To Become a Certified Hazardous Materials Outreach Instructor

Government Code Section 8574.19 - 8574.23

California Code of Regulations

Refresher Training Requirements

To obtain graphics of DOT placards and GHS pictograms for use in presentations and materials follow these links:
DOT placards
GHS pictograms

Diurnal Differences in Isolation and Protective Action Distances in the DOT ERG. Find out why the recommended distances are longer at night. If you have any questions or suggestions contact Vance Bennett at vance.bennett@caloes.ca.gov (805)-594-2111

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

Contact the HM Outreach Coordinator at (805) 594-2114

Training Video Links:

Emergency Management Outreach Training Program

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your commitment to the CSTI Emergency Management Outreach Department. As many of you know the teaching requirement to remain a certified instructor has been changed to four hours annually. Due to the current situation with COVID-19 we have decided to extend that deadline to close of business on December 31, 2021. This extension provides an additional twelve months to fulfill your 2020 teaching requirement.

As a reminder, you do not have to teach your own course to receive your four hour teaching credit. You are welcome to be an instructor during another instructor’s course. If you choose to go this route you will need to submit an EM Form 180 along with the schedule for the course that shows the blocks you had taught.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the new Emergency Management Outreach Policies and Procedures please email EMOutreach.Coordinator@caloes.ca.gov.

Thank you,

Justin Freiler, CEM® NEMAA
Chief, Emergency Management Training Programs
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI)

This site provides resources for those who have been state certified as an Emergency Management Outreach Instructor in one or all of the following courses/exercises:

Certified Emergency Management Outreach Instructor Requirements

Emergency Management Outreach Forms, Curriculum and Support Material

Subscribe to our Emergency Management Outreach Mailing List

If you have any questions or contents, or need FTP access to our materials you can contact: EMoutreach.coordinator@caloes.ca.gov

​Outreach Program Regulations

2008 Regulations


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