The APSA statute requires that before an inspector does inspections of the APSA program that they be trained and pass a test showing competency. Many Unified Program staff took a three day APSA training in 2009 and a test after completing the training. This training was done under the oversight of CalEPA. There has been no state oversight agency assigned to the APSA program and as such there were no further training planned by CalEPA or any other State agency.
San Diego County developed a web based APSA inspector training that meets the requirements of CalEPA. There is a test that is associated with the training and can be taken on-line. When a person takes the training and passes the test, San Diego County staff will send the participant information to CalEPA and CalEPA will issue a certificate of completion. San Diego County is making this training available to all Unified Program Inspectors. Information on how to access this training is shown below. So if you have staff that needs to be trained as an APSA inspector, please have them go to the link below to sign-up for this training.
Thank you Mike Vizzier, Sande Pence, Susan Hahn, Jennifer Lorenzo, Manon Maschue, Nancy Schlotthauer and of course Steve Lichten for making this happen.