Safety Assessment Program

 The Safety Assessment Program (SAP) utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources to provide professional engineers, architects, and certified building inspectors to assist local governments in safety evaluation of their built environment in the aftermath of a disaster. The program is managed by Cal OES, in cooperation with professional organizations. Cal OES Recovery SAP issues registration ID cards to all SAP Evaluators that have successfully completed the program requirements.

Please note that the training guidance below has changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following Cal OES led SAP training activities will align with training guidance from CSTI. We strongly encourage our trainers to align with local, state, and federal public health orders when considering any planned in-person SAP training.  Presently, all Cal OES-sponsored SAP training is being conducted virtually.

 

Upcoming Safety Assessment Evaluator Trainings and Webinars:

(In Person) ASCE SAP Evaluator Training & SAC Emergency Operation Center Tour: Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, 09:30-15:30 PST

Cost: $30 ASCE Members, $45 Non-Members

Location: SAC Emergency Operation Center: 3720 Dudley Blvd Suite 122 McClellan, CA 95652

Registration: ASCE June 3rd SAP Evaluator Training Registration Form   

Contact Michael O for more info: projectcaptain@outlook.com

Class Materials: SAP Student Manual Version 17

 

(Virtual) Cal OES SAP Evaluator Training-: Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 09:00-15:00 PDT

Cost: Free

Limited to first 90 applicants

Registration: Registration is now closed due to exceeding capacity and will not accept any standby or waitlist.

Online –*Please plan your day so that you may give full attention to the event and keep your camera on, you will be required to interact and participate throughout. Upon completion of the training, attendees will be issued either a SAP ID card, or a Certificate of Completion and entered into the SAP database (depending on qualifications).

SAP Refresher Training

If your SAP Evaluator card has expired within the last 12 months or is about to expire, you can continue your registration in the program by taking this refresher training or any instructor led Evaluator Training. This is our new online refresher training course. You will need to register with the site prior to taking the refresher training.

SAP Evaluators can also update their contact information there. CEU credits are not available for the online refresher course. Once you complete the exam, nothing more is needed on your part. The LMS system will automatically notify Cal OES, who will verify your certification.  If you hold a current accepted certification, we will mail an updated SAP ID card to the address listed for you in the Cal OES database.

SAP Coordinator Training

SAP Trainer Training

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

This full day training will include the SAP Evaluator Training and Coordinator Trainings presented to demonstrate how to train others in both classes. At the conclusion of the training, all attendees will be given the materials needed to provide SAP trainings and will be included on our Certified Trainer list on the webpage. 

(Virtual) Cal OES SAP Train the Trainer Event - Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 0800-1700 PST

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

This full day training will include the SAP Evaluator Training and Coordinator Trainings presented to demonstrate how to train others in both classes. At the conclusion of the training, all attendees will be given the materials needed to provide SAP trainings and will be included on our Certified Trainer list on the webpage.  

Cost: Free
Limited to first 90 applicants

Link to register will be provided by June 19th.

Online – *Please plan your day so that you may give full attention to the event and keep your camera on, you will be required to interact and participate throughout. Upon completion of the training, attendees will be issued either a SAP ID card, or a Certificate of Completion and entered into the SAP database (depending on qualifications).

How to Plan SAP Group Trainings

For any group or agency that would like to coordinate their own SAP Evaluator and/or Coordinator Training event, please see the Authorized List of SAP Trainers and contact one nearby to make arrangements: Authorized List of SAP Trainers by State.

Additional SAP Resources

SAP Member contact information updates/ questions on status

We no longer keep a list of SAP Evaluator status online in order to keep member information confidential. Please email any updates or questions on status to : SAP@CalOES.ca.gov

SAP Documents

 
 

Technical Assistance

For questions regarding the SAP Program, please email:  SAP@CalOES.ca.gov

For more urgent needs you can contact Alora Franco at (916)-539-5245 OR Gurbir Singh at (916) 823-6790