Building Officials Leadership Academy


Building Officials Leadership Academy

California Building Officials’ leadership program, Building Officials Leadership Academy (BOLA), is designed to maximize the leadership capabilities of seasoned public safety professionals, in addition to those who seek a future within California’s building departments.


Building Officials Leadership Academy
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The 2024-25 Building Officials Leadership Academy (BOLA) will be held from Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17, 2024 in Sacramento.

Seeking to maximize the leadership capabilities of seasoned public safety professionals and those seeking a future within California’s building departments, BOLA provides executive-level coursework along with networking opportunities among program peers and mentors to allow each participant the opportunity to utilize the program to its full potential.

The BOLA core curriculum consists of five training days in Sacramento. In addition, all BOLA participants must complete three elective courses offered at the CALBO Education Weeks (either North or South). After completing all BOLA requirements, each participant will be recognized and honored at the CALBO Annual Business Meeting.

CLICK HERE for Registration Packet
*Follow Directions Below*

How to submit an application?

Step 1. Read the Registration Packet.

Step 2. Complete the Fillable PDF Application Form on page 8.

Step 3. Sign the Fillable PDF Participation Form (including your supervisor) on page 7.

Step 4. Email the two completed forms, your PDF resume, and a PDF statement of interest to Lauren Valdez no later than February 23, 2024 at 5pm.

Step 5. Applicants will be notified within two weeks from their application submission date. The academy is limited to 21 students with one student per jurisdiction.*

*IMPORTANT: Only applicants who submit all the required materials will be considered.

If you need application assistance, please email Lauren Valdez 
or call 916-457-1103.