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:

(Virtual) Cal OES SAP Evaluator Training-: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 09:00-15:00 PDT- FULL

Cost: Free
Limited to first 90 applicants 

CLASS IS FULL! Please look below for future trainings.

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) AIA Seattle, WA SAP Evaluator Training: Tuesday February 14 and Wednesday February 15, 2023, 09:00-13:00 PST daily

Cost:  AIA Members, SEAW, WSSHE, and AISC Members- $99

Non-member- $175

Link to registration page: https://aiact.org/events/#!event/2023/2/16/sap-training

AIA CE 6.5 HSW (must attend both days of training)

(Virtual) AIA Connecticut SAP Evaluator Training: Thursday February 23 and Friday February 24, 2023, 12:00-16:00 EST daily

Cost:  AIA Member- $99

Building Officials-$99

Engineering Professional- $130

Non-member- $225

Link to registration page: https://aiact.org/events/#!event/2023/2/16/sap-training

AIA CE 6.5 HSW (must attend both days of training)

(Virtual) Cal OES SAP Evaluator Training-: Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 09:00-15:00 PDT

Cost: Free
Limited to first 90 applicants

Link to register to follow in April.

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

None scheduled at this time

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.  

 

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