Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Training
The Safety Assessment Program (SAP) provides professional resources to local governments to help with the safety evaluation of buildings and infrastructure after a disaster. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) manages the SAP in cooperation with partnering professional organizations. Trained evaluators are essential in the first days after a destructive event to review the safety of potentially damaged structures. After successfully completing the SAP training, eligible State licensed professionals will earn a certification and Cal OES SAP ID card. This training is nationally recognized.
SAP has been successfully utilized after the Loma Prieta Earthquake, subsequent California disaster events including recent firestorms, and through the interstate Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) has helped local governments in Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.