Enforcement Training Resources

Environmental Enforcement Training Calendar

CalEPA coordinates and compiles information about environmental enforcement training opportunities for state and local inspectors.

CalEPA Basic Inspector Academy 
The Basic Inspector Academy (BIA) teaches environmental agency inspectors and other compliance professionals core knowledge and skills, and cross-media awareness needed to conduct quality inspections. To obtain a certificate of completion you must take both the Fundamental Inspector Course (information below) and the 3-day virtual BIA course.  Inspectors can register through the  California Air Resources Board’s training website after completing the required online prerequisite Fundamental Inspector Course. For more information, see the 2021 BIA booklet (PDF, 195 KB) and 2021 Sample Agenda (PDF, 127KB)

Fundamental Inspector Course 
The Fundamental Inspector Course (FIC) is an online course that includes an overview of CalEPA, local agencies, environmental law, environmental science, the role of the environmental inspector, and basic field health and safety. Although the course was designed for new environmental inspectors, members of the public may also find this training helpful. All are welcome to view this self-directed online training. This class is also a prerequisite for attending the BIA. To register, you must create an account on CARB’s training website.

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