|The Basic Inspector Academy (BIA) is designed to teach core knowledge and
skills to encourage cross-media awareness needed to conduct quality
inspections to environmental agency inspectors.
Enrollment in this BIA
Course is restricted to ONLY environmental agency inspectors and other
government/tribal personnel. This 3 1/2 day classroom training covers
inspection overview, access & entry, inspection & search warrants, interviewing skills, elements of a violation, evidence to prove a violation, environmental sampling, report writing, enforcement options; and testimony skills. The course also incorporates an interactive mock inspection exercise.
A prerequisite to Course #310 is the online Fundamental Inspector Course #300 (FIC). The online FIC course is approximately four to six hours and must be completed before you attend the classroom training. The FIC covers role of the inspector; science of environmental pollution; overview of environmental law; and Cal/EPA agencies roles and responsibilities.
To enroll in the online class, please go to
Fundamental Inspector Course Online.
To view the schedule of upcoming classes in 2014 and 2015, please click on the links below: