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 and delay any planned SAP training. 

 

Upcoming Safety Assessment Evaluator Trainings and Webinars:

(Virtual) SAP Evaluator & Coordinator Training- Virtual: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 [09:00-17:00 PDT]

This will include both SAP Evaluator Training (for civil engineers, architects, and building inspectors to do field evaluations of buildings and other infrastructure for safety), and Coordinator Training (which trains local government representatives, and other interested parties, on how to estimate the local needs for the Evaluators, request SAP support, managing Evaluators during deployment, and the information gathered). SAP Evaluator Training is a prerequisite to take the SAP Coordinator course, this event includes both in one session.

Cost: Free
Limited to first 90 applicants

Link for Registration:     Register for July 20,2022 Cal OES SAP Evaluator and Coordinator Training
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 (depending on qualifications) as both a SAP Evaluator & SAP Coordinator and entered into the SAP database for emergency response.

(Virtual) SAP Evaluator Training-: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 09:00-15:00 PDT

Cost: Free
Limited to first 90 applicants

Link for Registration:  Register for August 17, 2022 Cal OES SAP Evaluator Training

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).

(Virtual & In-Person) California Building Officials (CalBO) San Ramon SAP Evaluator and Coordinator Training: Thursday, September 22, 2022 [0800-1530 PDT]

Cost: $130 for virtual (member), $175 for virtual (non-member), $195 for in-person (member), $250 for in-person (non-member)

Instructor: Andrew Stuffler

Link for Registration: www.calbo.org

(Virtual & In-Person) California Building Officials (CalBO) San Ramon SAP Evaluator and Coordinator Training: Thursday, October 13, 2022 [0800-1530 PDT]

Cost: $130 for virtual (member), $175 for virtual (non-member), $195 for in-person (member), $250 for in-person (non-member)

Instructor: Edward Garcia

Link for Registration: www.calbo.org

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

(Virtual) SAP Train the Trainer Virtual Event: Monday, September 21, 2022 [08:00-17:00 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.

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. This will include the SAP Evaluator, SAP Coordinator and SAP Trainer trainings education in one full day webinar. Upon completion, attendees will be authorized to train others and be issued a SAP Evaluator/Coordinator ID Card or a Certificate of Completion (depending on qualifications).

Link for registration: Register for Sept. 21, 2022 SAP Train the Trainer

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 Documents

Technical Assistance

For questions regarding the SAP Program, please contact Shirley Jake at (916) 328-7617 or Shirley.Jake@CalOES.ca.gov or SAP@CalOES.ca.gov