Enforcement Training Resources

Environmental Enforcement Training
One crucial role CalEPA plays in California’s decentralized network of environmental regulation is to coordinate and assist in enforcement training. Section 12812.2 of the California Government Code requires CalEPA to develop a program to ensure that all the boards, departments, offices, and local agencies that implement environmental laws take consistent, effective, and coordinated compliance and enforcement actions, including training. This mandate is carried out by the Office of the Secretary in conjunction with the CalEPA Enforcement Training Team.

Environmental Enforcement Training Calendar

Fundamental Inspector Course (FIC)
This online course contains an overview of CalEPA Boards, Departments and 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. You are welcome to view this self-directed online training for your own benefit. This class is also a prerequisite for attending the Basic Inspector Academy (BIA). To take FIC, access the FIC course login page and create a new account (remember your username and password). If you need technical assistance to access FIC, please contact the site Registrar at arbtrain@arb.ca.gov or (916) 322-3937 (select option 2).

CalEPA Basic Inspector Academy (BIA)
The 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 register and take both the Fundamental Inspector Course (Online Training) and the 4-day classroom course. Information (PDF) | Sample Agenda (PDF)