Training Partners & State Training Officer

California Specialized Training Institute

State Training Office

The State Training Office coordinates state and national training programs and provides training services throughout the state for our first responder and emergency management communities. These comprehensive training programs ensure our first responders, emergency managers, government leaders, non-governmental partners, and private citizens have the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform key tasks when disasters strike and supports our goal to minimize the impact of disasters on our communities, property, economy, and environment in California.

The California Training and Exercise Plan 2021-2023 provides a roadmap to accomplish this goal. New—2020: The Integrated Preparedness Plan (IPP) and Integrated Preparedness Planning Workshop (IPPW) will replace the Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (TEPW) and Training and Exercise Plan (TEP) for the next planning cycle: 2022-2024. Emergency Managers should attend the yearly IPPW to further develop preparedness strategies and coordinate training and exercise activities with neighboring jurisdictions and state training and exercise programs. For more information about the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and updates to include the new, Integrated Preparedness Cycle, go to the FEMA Emergency Management Institute HSEEP Webpage.

State Training Bulletin

The State Training Bulletin lists State and Federal emergency management and first responder training opportunities focused on providing one-stop access to training deliveries and information to strengthen preparedness, enhance effectiveness, improve response levels, and provide viable solutions to California’s response community.

If you have questions about our programs and services, or would like to add additional training opportunities to this bulletin please contact:

State Training Office Staff List

General Email:

State Administrative Authority (SAA)/CSTI Operations Chief: Kevin Leisher, 916-838-5621
State Training Officer: Kelly Rogers, 916-826-8117
State Training Coordinator: Tracy Stocks, 916-845-8487
Federal Tracking Number: Melanie Currie, 916-845-8745

How to Request a Course Delivery

There are hundreds of Homeland Security training programs available for delivery in your jurisdiction. Emergency Managers can request local-delivery of State and National Preparedness courses by completing a Mobile Training Team (MTT) Request Form and selecting "Submit". (Fillable: Select Tools, Fill and Sign) and submitting it to

Mobile Training Team (MTT) Request Form

(Fillable: Select Tools, Fill and Sign) Use this fillable form to request group training for State and Federal courses (Example: CSTI, FEMA, TEEX, LSU). One class per request. Minimum seat requirement. CSTI can assist marketing/filling the course. Send completed form to:

Federal Tracking Number Request

To request the use of Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funds to attend WMD/CBRNE/Terrorism/All Hazards courses or exercises, please fill out completely and select "Submit" at the bottom of the form to send electronically: TRACKING NUMBER REQUEST FORM

Single Source Procurement Support Documents

To support your request to use Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funds, utilizing a single source provider. The courses listed in the two documents below have been identified and approved to be used as a single source provider. Please refer to the Grants Management Memo on this subject for detailed information.

CSTI Single Source Provider Letter

DHS Approved Courses as Single Source

Non-Resident Training (In-State)

To see what's currently scheduled in your area, refer to the State Training Bulletin, or visit provider websites below for course schedules:

Resident Training (Out-of-State)

These programs are funded through federal grants and can include tuition, course materials and travel (there are some exceptions). Each training provider has their own registration form and process that must be followed. Because of the background, discipline, and experience needed for many of the training courses offered, applicants attending training courses at the provider’s location must adhere to the individual provider’s policies and procedures. The provider websites below will give specific information on training dates, course details, and registration procedures.

After downloading the appropriate application, ensure you have filled it in completely, obtained all necessary signatures (to include State Training Officer’s), and coordinate the training in accordance with your agency's travel and training policies. Incomplete applications, or applications without required signatures will not be processed.

State Training Partners & Programs

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is responsible for overseeing and coordinating emergency preparedness, response, recovery and homeland security activities within the state of California.More Info

California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI)
Under the reorganization of Cal OES, CSTI has evolved into a statewide enterprise with responsibility for supporting training, exercises and education in wide variety of areas including but not limited to; emergency management, public safety, homeland security, hazardous materials, disaster recovery and crisis communications. More Info

Highlighted Programs

    1. EOC Position Credentialing
    2. Professional Certificates
    3. CSTI Instructor Outreach

CSTI Course Catalog, Calendar, and Registration

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Other State Training Partners & Programs

Federal Training Partners & Programs


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