|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 the
role of the inspector; the science of environmental pollution; an overview
of environmental law; and CalEPA agencies' roles and responsibilities.
To enroll in the online class, please go to
Fundamental Inspector Course Online.
For more information about this class and upcoming schedule,
please view the
Basic Inspector Academy Flyer.