Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Training | AIA Seattle

Live | March 23-24, 2022 | 9am-1pm PT / 12pm-4pm ET

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Intended for licensed architects, engineers, or certified building inspectors, this training certifies attendees as Building Evaluators in the nationally recognized Safety Assessment Program (SAP).

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 two-day workshop will teach participants to conduct rapid damage assessments of structures affected by earthquakes, wind, and water. Upon completion of this program, 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. 

This session of the AIA's Safety Assessment Program Evaluator training is offered in partnership with AIA Seattle.

Learning objectives

  • Recognize the important role architects and associated building professionals play in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
  • Accurately conduct a post-disaster rapid building assessment and complete appropriate damage assessment forms.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Applied Technology Council’s ATC 20 Post-earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings and ATC 45 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods damage assessment procedures.
  • Earn Cal OES certification  

Certification process

After successfully completing AIA’s SAP training, eligible individuals will be sent an California-issued registration ID card. This nationally recognized certification is often required training for volunteer building safety evaluators nationwide. 

Participants must attend both live sessions to be submitted for the certification exam and to earn AIA CE LUs.

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 $175  non-member
 $99  member
6.50 LUs
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