Updated November 16, 2018   

Air Quality Training Program

The California Air Resources Board's (CARB) Air Quality Training Program aims to protect public health and the environment by promoting the understanding of and full compliance with air pollution regulations and control methods designed to reduce air pollution emissions in California. We provide comprehensive training to local air district enforcement and permit engineering staff, other regulatory and environmental professionals, and the regulated community.

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A technical manual is now available to CARB and District staff that describes 13 types of air pollution control technologies for stationary sources. This manual contains a description of control devices, health effects, regulatory requirements at the federal, State, and local levels, and a detailed description of suggested inspection procedures applicable to stationary sources in California. (For CARB and Districts Only - Password required)

CARB's Air Quality Instructors make up a uniquely qualified team of air pollution specialists and engineers with many combined years of experience in air quality control and management. We are committed to providing first-rate training that draws from direct experience in stationary source permitting, compliance investigations, source testing, and regulatory enforcement. Our diverse backgrounds include education in biological science, business, engineering, health science, law, enforcement, toxicology, and more.

Our course catalog includes a comprehensive list of nationally recognized classes, from introductory material for the entry-level professional to complex technical and regulatory classes for the more experienced specialist. We cover air pollution history, evaluation of visible emissions, analysis of industrial processes, theory and application of emission controls, waste stream, reduction, and more. A wide variety of teaching tools are used, such as multimedia presentations, subject-matter guest speakers, hands-on classroom exercises, and off-site field visits to representative facilities.

Air Pollution Control Devices and Techniqes - Technical Manual (For CARB and Districts Only - Password required)

The CAPCOA Enforcement, Engineering & Toxics Symposium held in November 2017 included presentations from multiple environmental agencies, air districts, and air quality professionals. This year's symposium explored air quality connections among regulations, technology, toxicology, and environmental justice. To view the presentations from the 2016 and 2017 symposiums, click on the symposium link above.

Contact Us: arbtrain@arb.ca.gov