Post-Disaster Safety-Assessment Program (SAP) training provides architects, engineers, and building officials and inspectors with the knowledge to provide evaluation of facilities, buildings, and infrastructures in the aftermath of a disastrous event. This full day, in-person, all-hazards, training course will include the SAP Building Evaluator Manual. Attendees will receive two field manuals from the Applied Technology Council (ATC): ATC-45 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Flood; and ATC-20 Postearthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings.

AIA SAP instructors share personal experiences from the field and interactive case studies. Attendees will learn about building performance and protocols for disaster deployment.

The program is managed by Cal OES with cooperation from professional organizations, including the AIA. It utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources to provide professional engineers, architects and certified building inspectors to assist local governments in safety evaluation of their built environment in an aftermath of a disaster. SAP is the training standard of the AIA Disaster Assistance Program, which provides leadership, advocacy, and training to architects who are interested in volunteering their professional skills in times of crisis. This workshop will teach participants to conduct rapid damage assessments of structures affected by earthquakes, wind, and water. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to consistently and safely assess structures for habitability and will receive a nationally recognized Cal OES registration ID card from the state of California.

**In order for a person to be registered into the SAP cadre, they must have one of the following credentials:

  • Professionally registered civil, structural, or geotechnical engineers (from any state)
  • Professionally licensed architects (from any state)
  • Professionally registered geologists or engineering geologists
  • Certified building inspectors or officials as certified by the International Code Council (ICC)
  • Certified public works inspectors with a Construction Inspector Division IV certificate (ACIA) or a City of Los Angeles Construction Inspector certificate

Learn more and register here