News & Updates


Join CALBO’s Director of Public Affairs next Thursday
Let’s Talk Emergency Preparedness: A Legislative Perspective

Hello CALBO Community,

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we conduct everyday tasks in both our personal and professional lives – that includes preparing for emergencies.

Next week, CALBO is offering you the opportunity to come together with your peers in an online webinar discussing emergency preparedness - Let’s Talk Emergency Preparedness: A Legislative Perspective on Thursday, August 20, 2020.


Upcoming Live Webinars – Register Today

Earn CEUs and reach your training goals today! 

Don’t wait until CALBO Education Weeks for your only training opportunity for the year – register for a webinar today! Led by one of our seasoned instructors, these specialized webinar courses are meant to provide insight into a single code topic that complements our in-person training courses. Sign up today!

Webinars Include: 

- Let’s Talk Emergency Preparedness: A Legislative Perspective
Thursday, August 20, 2020 *Registration Closing Soon*
- Alternative Housing in the 2019 California Building Code
Thursday, August 27, 2020
- Means of Egress in the 2019 California Building Code 
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
- 2019 CBC Chapter 11B, Division 3: Building Blocks 
Thursday, September 10, 2020
- Highlighting Significant Changes in the 2019 California Plumbing Code
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
- Highlighting Significant Changes in the 2019 California Mechanical Code
Thursday, September 17, 2020
- Overview of Solar Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Systems in the 2019 California Codes 
Tuesday September 29, 2020 *NEW*

Register Today – Click here. More courses and dates will be available later this summer.

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


Come see CALBO Soon… In Person! All Events are on Schedule.

Dear CALBO Community,

We miss seeing you, but rest assured, we will be together again soon in-person. We have received inquires and maybe you have heard rumors about CALBO in-person events for the fall and winter. We wanted you to hear it from CALBO… ALL in-person CALBO events are still planned.

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CALBO News: Summer 2020

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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2020-21 CALBO Media Packet
Now Available!

The 2020-21 CALBO Media Packet is now available! Take advantage of this all-in-one resource for all your CALBO marketing needs.

The 2020-21 CALBO Media Packet includes:

- Annual CALBO Partner Program Registration: Gold (sold out!), Silver and Bronze Levels
- CALBO event exhibitor registration
- Advertising specifics for CALBO News
- CALBO Job Board information

Click Here to Learn More!

CALBO looks forward to another great year with our partners, sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers! 

For any questions regarding the CALBO Media Packet and Partner Program, please contact the CALBO Office or by phone at 916-457-1103. 


2020-21 CALBO Education Weeks
Register Now!

The CALBO Training Institute (CTI) strives to be your primary source of training by offering topical, current and relevant educational opportunities throughout the Golden State. We are excited to announce that IN-PERSON Education Weeks in San Ramon, Ontario and Newport Beach will take place in the upcoming fall and winter.

We have been working with all venues to ensure our ability to meet while following all government health recommendations and guidelines. Please note that the San Ramon Education Week has moved to January 25-28, 2021. 

Click Here to Register and Download Training Catalog!

2020-21 CALBO Education Week: Ontario

October 19-22, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport
222 North Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764

2020-21 CALBO Education Week: Newport Beach

December 14-17, 2020
Newport Beach Marriott
900 Newport Center Drive 
Newport Beach, CA 92660

2020-21 CALBO Education Week: San Ramon

January 25-28, 2021
San Ramon Marriott
2600 Bishop Drive
San Ramon, CA 94583

If you have any questions about the upcoming Education Weeks, please contact the CALBO Office


CALBO COVID-19 Online Resource Page
Vital Resources and Information

Throughout California, we are witnessing a new chapter during COVID-19 - a time of transition out of stay-at-home orders. As building departments plan and prepare to open to the public, we urge that you utilize the CALBO COVID-19 Response webpage that hosts vital resources to assist building departments continue to operate and overcome new challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.

  • CALBO Member Highlights: Building Officials across the state have shared how their departments are developing new localized policies and procedures to serve their communities and what has served them well.
  • Online Resources: The State of California, State Agencies and industry partners have created COVID-19 resource pages to provide vital up-to-date information. Don’t forget to use the Building Department Listserve to pose questions to and share with your colleagues.
  • Events and Webinars: CALBO and industry partners are offering online events, webinars and panels to keep you connected virtually.

As always, CALBO recommends that jurisdictions follow guidance issued by local government and health authorities in their communities, but also urges members to utilize one another as a vital resource.

We are committed to keeping Building Officials across California well informed and connected to each other. As always, thank you for all you do and stay strong!

If you have questions or have a resource suggestion for the COVID-19 webpage, please contact the CALBO Office.


2020 CALBO Annual Conference Date Change
Join Us in October!

We heard that Carlsbad was nice in October, so we’ve made the FINAL move of our annual conference. As they say, third time’s a charm. With that, CALBO will be bringing our profession together in an effort for a face-to-face meeting in Carlsbad from October 4-7, 2020. Click here for a summary of changes in a Q&A format.

Alongside our members and sponsors, CALBO has been actively monitoring the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) and following guidance issued by government health organizations. A safe meeting environment and the health of our membership are our top priority. To take precautions for the health and safety of our membership, while being proactive to keep association business moving, we have developed a modified program and venue that will enable us to come together for a concentrated period of time. 

We will adhere to all social distancing guidelines in order to bring educational programming, panels, and workshops to our members. We will include award presentations, the BOLA Graduation Ceremony, a full exhibitor program, an annual golf tournament, and our renown President’s Dinner with an up-up and away coastal California theme. Our revamped conference schedule is now available with topical programming to reflect the changing landscape of building and safety during the different COVID-19 transitions.

Sunday, October 4 – Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
7100 Aviara Resort Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Registration Deadline*
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Registration Information
Online Annual Conference Registration Form - NEW Registrations Only*

Annual Conference Programming – PDF

*IMPORTANT: If you are registered for the Carlsbad Annual Conference in July, there is no need to take action. CALBO has transferred your registration to new October dates and will email a new confirmation to you. If you have any questions, please contact CALBO, and we will assist with your request.

For any questions regarding this event, please contact the CALBO Office.


CALBO Listserve: An Online Communication Platform for Our Community
A Vital Resource During this Health Emergency

Dear CALBO Colleague,

Over the weekend, Californians received new guidance from Governor Newsom regarding the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19). California Building Officials (CALBO) will continue to monitor this health emergency and take action as needed. To protect the health and safety of all, the CALBO Board of Directors has taken action by rescheduling in person CALBO sponsored events over the next six weeks and urges members to stay up-to-date on health recommendations.

As municipalities create localized policies to combat the virus, CALBO recommends that jurisdictions follow guidance issued by local government and health authorities in their communities, but also urges members to utilize one with one another as a vital resource during this transition.

CALBO strives to ensure an open line of communication between its members at all times, year-round, through the Building Department Listserve (click here for directions and guidance), a collaborative effort between CALBO and the League of California Cities. Please utilize this online platform to reach out to your Building-Safety peers with questions and for advice. Through information sharing and open communication, we will tackle this health emergency together.

If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please feel free to contact the CALBO Office at 916-457-1103 or We are open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm.