A Brief Message from CALBO Training Institute Chair, Bob Latz


 Greetings Friends of CALBO,

Another year is quickly moving forward. Yes, it’s that time again to start looking towards and preparing to join us at the upcoming Education Weeks presented by the CALBO Training Institute (CTI). CTI has worked diligently to provide a variety of practical and topical courses for your training needs. Along with the more traditional educational topics, we are pleased to bring you 18 newly developed classes to provide you the finest building-safety training available to sharpen and hone your abilities to serve your communities.

CTI has concentrated its efforts on relevant code updates and professional development courses that benefit both seasoned building-safety department personnel and newly recruited industry members. Please take the time to review the courses listed in this catalogue to find what best suits your training needs. Each course listed has a course title and description to help you during the registration process. If you have any questions regarding the Education Week curriculum, please do not hesitate to reach out to CALBO staff, myself, or the CTI Commission. 

CTI is again hosting three Education Weeks at the venues you have become familiar with, including San Ramon in September, Ontario in October, and Anaheim in December. Please keep a look out for other trainings listed as Independent Offerings this fall, winter, spring, and summer that are hosted by jurisdictions throughout California. CTI hopes that an expansion of Education Weeks and Independent Offerings provides flexibility for departments and industry companies to split their staff between venues allowing more time in the classroom throughout the entire year. Thanks for your support through attendance and feedback as we continue to expand valuable training opportunities.

For the first time, CTI delivered the Building Officials Leadership Academy (BOLA) in Southern California at the International Code Council Western Regional Office from May 14-18, 2018. We have 21 students participating in this year’s class of 2018 – 2019. The students received training in the core classes, engaged in a discussion-based format with a variety of instructors, experienced value-added lunch speaker programs, and shared in celebrating Building Safety Month with our ICC hosts.

A special thanks to the CALBO members, consultants, and industry representatives for your support of all CTI endeavors, especially Education Weeks. Thank you to the CTI Commissioners, course developers, and instructors who volunteer their time and expertise to create meaningful programs. A very special acknowledgment to the CALBO staff who work vigorously to plan and deliver our programs. Remember without each of you, CTI would not be possible.

We look forward to seeing all of you at this year’s Education events to share knowledge and education, renew friendships, and build new relationships.


Bob Latz, C.B.O.
Regional Manager
CSG Consultants, Inc.