News & Updates


2020 CTI Independent Offerings: March Training Opportunities

The CALBO Training Institute are offering many Independent Offerings in both Northern and Southern California this coming month. These courses are not only technically insightful and proficient, but each are developed by our expert instructors who provide real-life experiences that are encountered on a daily basis in the building-safety environment. CALBO Education Weeks aren’t your only training opportunity of the year, attend one of these sought after courses today!

March Training Opportunities Include: 

2019 CBC Chapter 11A: Privately-Funded Multi-Family Dwelling Accessibility 

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

2019 California Plumbing and Mechanical Code: Significant Changes

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Moreno Valley
2019 California Residential Code: Significant Changes

Monday, March 30, 2020
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Moreno Valley
2019 California Building Code: Significant Changes

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Register today for these training opportunities by visiting the CALBO’s Training and Registration Page. 

For any questions about Independent Offerings or if you are interested in hosting a CTI training at your jurisdiction, please contact the CALBO Office or by phone at 916-457-1103. Collaborative opportunities are available!

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CALBO News Special Edition: 58th Annual Business Meeting

Welcome Friend of CALBO,

At CALBO, our goal is to be the premier resource for all California code officials and industry colleagues. We hope you will find this newsletter to be of value as you protect the built environment in the Golden State.
A Publication of California Building Officials
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Building Officials Leadership Academy – Accepting Applications Now!

California Building Officials launches its eighth year of the Building Officials Leadership Academy (BOLA) taking place at the International’s Code Council (ICC) Western Regional Office in Brea, California from Monday, May 18 – Friday, May 22, 2020.

Seeking to maximize the leadership capabilities of seasoned public safety professionals, in addition to those who seek 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 consistent days of training. In addition, all BOLA participants are required to complete three elective courses offered at the CALBO Education Weeks each year. After a participant successfully completes all BOLA requirements, he or she will be recognized and honored at the CALBO Annual Business Meeting.

Academy Core Courses Include:

  • Creating an Administrative Foundation for a Successful Building Department 
  • Budgeting and Finance for Building Officials 
  • Constituent Advocacy: Be an Effective Advocate for Your Jurisdiction
  • Persuasive Communication 
  • Critical Thinking for Today and Tomorrow 

Academy Elective Courses Include:

  • 2019 California Building Code: Significant Changes
  • 2019 California Residential Code: Significant Changes
  • State Laws Enforced by Building Departments
  • Safety Assessment Program: Coordinator Training
  • More courses to come!

BOLA 2020-21 Registration Packet - Click Here to Download

Questions about the Building Officials Leadership Academy?  Please contact the CALBO Office at 916-457-1103 or

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CALBO ABM Invitation to Jurisdiction Management and Administration – Please join us!

Dear CALBO Colleague,

We hope that you are able to join your professional colleagues and friends at the upcoming 58th Annual Business Meeting, to be held in Indian Wells April 5-9, 2020. 

The CALBO Board has heard that sometimes it is hard to justify attending the meeting to city and county administration, due to a variety of factors. These could include cost, time away, or simply willingness to travel to more remote areas of our state.


CALBO’s 58th Annual Business Meeting
Register Today!

CALBO is excited to host its 58th Annual Business Meeting from Sunday, April 5 – Thursday, April 9, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells. An array of programs, events and trainings will be offered for the professional development of our members. Looking forward to meeting and playing under the desert sun while gathering together for the strength and development of our association. We hope to see you there!  

Sunday, April 5 – Thursday, April 9

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa
44-600 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210 

Important Hotel Room Block Information:
If you are planning to attend the ABM, please consider booking your hotel accommodations now. There is limited availability for the special overnight rate under the CALBO Room Block. Space is available at first come, first-served until at capacity. Sunday and Monday overnights are nearly sold out as of February 10, 2020. 

Annual Golf Classic Tournament – Sponsored by 4LEAF, Inc.
We came to the desert, we’re staying at a famed golf resort, so how can we not take in a round of 18?  CALBO has secured our tournament on the Player’s Course here at the Indian Wells Golf Resort on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 1:00pm. Ranked by Golf Magazine as one of the 20 best courses in California, so you won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy a round with your CALBO friends. Special thanks to 4LEAF, Inc. for again sponsoring our annual golf outing. 

Visit CALBO’s 58th Annual Business Meeting page for more information on registration, schedule of events, hotel room block, golf tournament and much more! 

For any questions regarding CALBO’s 58th Annual Business Meeting,  
please contact the CALBO Office or by phone at 916.457.1103.


Apply to Serve on a CALBO Policy Committee
Application Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020*

Each year, CALBO appoints active and talented members to serve on a CALBO policy committee. 

The work of the CALBO Policy Committees is the lifeblood of the organization, allowing members to engage with one another, and other stakeholders, to strengthen our association’s work. This work would not be possible without members like you.

All CALBO Policy Committee applications for the 2020-2022 term are due Friday, March 13, 2020. Please note that all CALBO Policy Committee appointments are two-year terms.

*IMPORTANT: If you are a current CALBO Policy Committee Member, you should have received an email from CALBO regarding appointment terms. Committee Members with expiring terms will be asked to reapply. Committee Members with one-year left in their two-year term DO NOT need to reapply for the upcoming year.

To learn more about any of the CALBO Policy Committees, their current yearly goals and objectives, or their members, please visit the CALBO Policy Committees webpage.

Consider Applying Now!


CALBO Sponsor & Exhibitor Program

The 2019-20 CALBO Exhibitor and Sponsor Program registration is now open with limited selections available. This year, CALBO is proud to offer four separate locations for the Education Weeks including: Newport Beach, San Ramon, Ontario and Burlingame. The Annual Business Meeting will take place in Indian Wells. All booth selections are first-come, first-served basis.

Expo Hall Space for the upcoming Annual Business Meeting in April is going quickly. To reserve your booth space, please see the attached registration packet. This packet has been updated with a new expo hall layout, and new sponsorship opportunities. Supplemental 2020 ABM Registration

Register for the 2019-20 CALBO Exhibitor and Sponsor Program! 

 - Engage face-to-face with building department leaders and staff.
 - Recruit new employees from seasoned building department personnel.
 - Free advertising in the CALBO News, CALBO’s bi-monthly newsletter.
 - Showcase your products and services.
 - Special discounted exhibiting packages for all four Education Weeks. 
 - Multiple package options catered to your individual needs.

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Los Angeles Basin Chapter Coordinates Recommendations for the 2019 ICC Group B Code Development Cycle

CALBO takes pride in the statewide efforts of local ICC Chapters seeking to engage in the model code development process. This round of code change proposals is no different, and we wanted to share and disseminate a recent collaborative document developed by the Los Angeles Basin Chapter. Please find available, for your information only, recommendations for online governmental consensus voting relative to the 2019 ICC Group B Code Development Cycle for the 2021 editions of the International Codes. This document was developed by the ICC Los Angeles Basin Chapter Administration Committee, but includes the input and collaboration from the East Bay Chapter, Monterey Bay Chapter, Peninsula Chapter, Sacramento Valley Chapter, Ventura Chapter and CalChiefs Fire Prevention Officers.

2019 ICC-LABC Recommendation for OGCV Group B 2021 I-Codes

As stated in the document, the ICC Los Angeles Basin Chapter Administration Committee – Code Coordination Effort (“LABC-AC”) is taking the lead to facilitate and strengthen code coordination efforts among the various participating chapters, organizations and jurisdictions in California (“CA”). It is the LABC-AC’s goal that increasing collaboration among the various participating CA chapters, organizations and jurisdictions regarding code change proposals will help ensure that the voices of all CA Governmental Member Voting Representatives (“GMVR”) are uniform and consistent. As such, the LABC-AC believes that these efforts will help to enable CA to have a significant impact on the code development process at the national level.  The LABC-AC looks forward to working with participating members and interested parties in supporting these efforts and helping to make CA once again become a leader in the code development process.

CALBO strongly encourages all code officials to engage in the code development and change processes.  Although CALBO focuses on state policy and rarely submits proposed changes to the model code-making bodies, we wanted to share this collaborative effort on behalf of California code officials.  By sharing this information on our website, CALBO is not endorsing or soliciting positions on any of the proposals outlined below. Rather, this information is provided for your information only.  

Special thanks to the ICC Los Angeles Basin Chapter for their leadership and coordination of these efforts. Additionally, special thanks to the many chapter members who contributed to this collective work. 

For any questions or concerns regarding the information provided above, please contact the CALBO Office or by phone at 916-457-1103.