A note to our statewide training partners from CalOES during this difficult time. The safety, security, and well-being of students and staff is our number one priority at California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI). As the State continues to address concerns surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are closely following events and public health recommendations surrounding the outbreak and spread of COVID-19.In order to prevent the spread of illness and to follow the Governor’s orders and public health directives and recommendations, CSTI will continue to postpone (cancel) all CSTI team activities and classes for the initial period of March 16 through *June 1, 2020 California Specialized Training Institute Cancels Classes Due To COVID-19 PDF*NEW Awareness-Level COVID-19 Classes Added April 6th! Browse Training for More.
COVID-19 and Biological Awareness Online CoursesNEW Awareness-Level COVID-19 Online Classes on CSTI’s Learning Management System (LMS):
Coronavirus Precautions and Prevention: Common Sense Hygiene
Coronavirus Precautions and Prevention: Coronavirus Preparedness
Coronavirus Precautions and Prevention: Travel Safely
Go to www.csti.org and "Browse Training" to access these free offering
Isolation and Quarantine for Rural Communities (MGT 433-W)
Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response Awareness Course (AWR 922-W)
World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) training: Online training
Other Online Training Links:Online Classes CSTI Learning Management System (LMS):
NEW—Basic EOC Online Training Materials
PVE Violent Extremism - First Steps Training
Standardized Emergency Management System Introduction (SEMS G606) Online Course
Emergency Management Institute Online Courses
Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium Online Training
Center for Domestic Preparedness Online Training
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Online Training
Security and Emergency Response Training Center
Center for Radiological Nuclear Training - CTOS
Louisiana State University National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Office for Bombing Prevention- Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)
National Fire Academy Online Courses
Fire Service Online & Classroom Training - Everyone Goes Home
NFPA - Training and Certification
Free Online Training - My Firefighter Nation
Fire Rescue 1
Firefighter Training & Education Resources - Fire Engineering
Bound Tree Online University - EMS Training/CEUs
Fire Prevention Plan OSHAcademy free online training
CA Cyber Security Institute (CCI)- CalPoly
AWR-304-W Shopping Center Security Terrorism Awareness Training Program (NCBRT)
COVID-19 Training Coming Soon:
Biological Incidents Awareness: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) AWR-324
Louisiana State University’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education (LSU NCBRT/ACE) has developed a new course (7-hours) to address the novel coronavirus for first responders and emergency management personnel. The course is under final content review by CDC/HHS before it can be scheduled. The review process could take several weeks, or a few months—more information will follow.
*Schedule TBD — once social distancing and shelter-in-place directives lifted
Welcome to the 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. CSTI is no longer just defined by the San Luis Obispo campus you may be familiar with, but is being developed into a more holistic resource to support your needs whether you are a government, non-profit or private sector organization.
As we move forward you will see CSTI further develop its capabilities to support you by utilizing collaboration, leveraging of funding and resources, partnerships, relevant technology, current information and subject matter expertise in order to enhance capabilities at the individual, organizational, agency and jurisdictional level, whether you participate online, at our facilities or yours.
Our focus is on facilitating and or providing the best possible solutions in training, exercise, and education with an eye on building capabilities, utilizing an all-hazards, total resource approach.
Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Please feel free to contact us at: CSTISuperintendent@caloes.ca.gov or by calling (805) 594-2100.
Assistant Director, Cal OES Superintendent, California Specialized Training Institute
Business Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Camp San Luis Obispo
Cal OES / CSTI 10 Sonoma Avenue, Building 904,
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7605