Virtual Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Training

Newly adapted for a virtual environment, this course will take place on September 15th and 16th from 9am to 1pm each day.

Intended for licensed architects, engineers, or certified building inspectors; this 2-session course certifies attendees as Building Evaluators in the nationally recognized Safety Assessment Program (SAP).The program is managed by California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) with cooperation from professional organizations, including the AIA. It utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources to provide professional architects, engineers and, certified building inspectors to assist local governments in safety evaluation of their built environment in an aftermath of a disaster. SAP is the training standard of the AIA Disaster Assistance Program, which provides leadership, advocacy, and training to architects who are interested in volunteering their professional skills in times of crisis. This workshop will teach participants to conduct rapid damage assessments of structures affected by earthquakes, wind, and water. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to consistently and safely assess structures for habitability and will receive a nationally recognized Cal OES registration ID card from the state of California.

After successfully completing AIA’s SAP training, eligible individuals will be sent an exam from Cal OES and need to be able to demonstrate proficiency with the information learned during the course in order to receive their California-issued registration ID card. This nationally recognized certification is often required training for volunteer building safety evaluators nationwide. After course completion, AIA members will see credits recorded in their on-line profile. Only non-AIA members will receive certificates.

If you have any questions regarding this training, you may contact: April Ovens – aprilovens@aia.org or, Sandi Worthman – sworthman@aiamd.org.

Get more information and register HERE.