December 2, 2019

Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Training

Version 14 - December 2016

Course Overview

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 The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), in cooperation with professional organizations.

This specific unit presents an introduction to the Safety Assessment Program and discusses credentials, how the program is organized, how deployment takes place, liability issues, and workers compensation. It ends with a glossary of common terms used in emergency management and safety assessment.

Course Outcome

Training Goal

Provide the participants with a basic understanding of the program so as to see their role in it.


At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the liability immunity and workers compensation aspects of this program;
  • Know how to be deployed to a disaster;
  • Identify where they fit in the overall emergency operation; and
  • Know and use the common terms used in emergency management and safety assessment.

Registration Info

Provider: Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA) 

Date: Monday, December 2, 2019

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Capacity: max. 55 attendees

Location: SCPPA Training Center (click here for directions)

Estimated Enrollment Fee


$75 Per Attendee

(actual enrollment fee will be determined based on the number of attendees.)


$150 Per Attendee