Safety Assessment Program

Safety Assessment Program engineers, unsafe building inspected

 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.


Safety Assessment Evaluator Trainings and Webinars:

(In Person) AIA Virginia SAP Evaluator Training: Friday, Nov 3, 2023, 09:00-15:30 EST

Cost: see registration link below for various prices

In Person Location: Greater Richmond Convention Center – 403 North 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Registration (DEADLINE Oct. 20th): AIA Virginia SAP Training November 3, 2023

Class Materials: SAP Student Manual Version 18 -NEW

(In Person) SEAONC Stanford SAP Evaluator Training: Saturday, Nov 4, 2023, 08:00-17:00 PST

Cost: see registration link below for various prices

In Person Location: Stanford University, Mackenzie Room: 475 Ortega 3rd Floor, Stanford, CA 94305

Registration (DEADLINE Oct. 28th): SEAONC Stanford SAP Training 11/4 Registration

Class Materials: SAP Student Manual Version 18 -NEW

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 Evaluator/Coordinator Trainings and Webinars

This course will provide participants with a basic understanding of how to both conduct evaluations and prepare for/lead a successful SAP response mission. This is a combined class; SAP Coordinators need to understand the role that the Evaluators play when responding to an event.

The participants who complete this training do not need to be licensed or certified in a particular profession to respond as a SAP Coordinator and assist in organizing at a disaster event. However, if you provide a current approved license/certificate you will be issued a SAP Evaluator badge to respond either as an Evaluator or Coordinator,

None scheduled at this time. Continue to check back for new dates!

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. 

None scheduled at this time, check back for updates.

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 Documents


Technical Assistance

For questions regarding the SAP Program, please email:

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