2023 CALBO Education Weeks Recap
Another Great Annual Gathering with Hybrid Attedance!


The building-safety community recently came together both virtually and in person to partake in the Education Weeks during the fall of 2023. These gatherings featured a comprehensive selection of eighteen new or updated courses, led by seasoned instructors. These courses delved into a range of technical skills and code updates, providing well-rounded training that CALBO prides itself in delivering each year. 

This edition of the Education Weeks introduced two new venues, Burlingame in the North and Costa Mesa in the South. These locations not only offered expansive learning spaces for attendees but also provided industry partners with additional open areas to showcase their products and services. With a record-breaking attendance of over 6,500 attendees between the two hybrid events, we express our gratitude to everyone who participated. We hope the courses you attended provided valuable insights.

What’s next for CALBO training?

CTI is planning winter webinars, covering the latest in accessibility, specialized permit technician topics, and mid-cycle code changes. The fall 2024 Education Week registration will launch in spring 2024. Stay tuned for upcoming details and dates. 

Thank you, instructors, course developers, and facilitators!

Thank you to the following instructors and course developers who taught in the classroom and facilitators who assisted the online students. A special thank you to the CALBO Training Institute (CTI) for planning the courses and overseeing the curriculum.

Greg Anderson, CAL FIRE

Paul Armstrong, TRB + Associates, Inc.

Steve Arnold, City of Vallejo

Mitch Baker, California Department of Housing and Community Development

Karyn Beebe, International Code Council

Ron Beehler, BPR Consulting Group

Mark Berg, BPR Consulting Group

Frank Bigelow, CAL FIRE

Mike Brinkman, CSG Consultants, Inc.

Amie Brousseau, California Energy Commission

Frank Bush, City of Los Angeles (Retired)

John Caprarelli, City of Santa Clarita

Chris Castanchoa, City of Richmond

Marc Crandall, City of Tulare

Jesse De Anda, City of Thousand Oaks

Aleeta Deene, APA

Brian Frenger, CSG Consultants, Inc.

Tyler Galli, California Department of Housing and Community Development

Johnny Goetz, Willdan Engineering

Pete Goodrich, Willdan Engineering

Ara Haghnazarian, City of Los Angeles

Joanna Haros, City of Scotts Valley

Aaron Hodson, City of Garden Grove

Doug Hughes, Town of Windsor

Sandra Hyde, International Code Council

Mostafa Kashe, County of Los Angeles

Kyle Krause, California Department of Housing and Community Development

Andrew Krogh, City of Murrieta

Ian Livingston, City of Pismo Beach

David MacLean, Tartan Education

Michael McLaughlin, California Department of Housing and Community Development

Mark Meyers, BPR Consulting Group

Corrina Miranda, County of Mariposa

Sue Moe, Access Compliance Consulting

John Morgan, CAL FIRE

Raj Patel, JAS Pacific

Armando Pulido, City of Los Angeles

Javier Ramirez, City of Hesperia

Jose Daniel Reiff, City of Glendale

Sara Retmier, City of Beaumont

Ara Sargsyan, City of Glendale

Celine Sarkisloo, City of Glendale

Tyler Smith, JAS Pacific

Andrew Stuffler, CSG Consultants, Inc.

Ron Takiguchi, City of Pasadena (Retired)

George Thomas, County of Santa Cruz

Brad Wungluck, City of Manteca

For any questions regarding CALBO trainings, please contact the CALBO Office or 916-457-1103. Don’t forget to bookmark the CALBO Calendar which is updated monthly!