Inspection Training ​​​​Workshops


Inspections of surface mines must be conducted by an inspector who has a certificate of completion of an inspection training workshop on file with the Lead Agency and DMR no later than July 1, 2020. Surface mine inspectors must renew their certificate of completion every five years.  

Description: This workshop focuses on conducting SMARA inspections, including observing and measuring site conditions, updating financial assurances, and completing the inspection form. Each workshop consists of a two-day course with one day of classroom training and one day in the field at a local mine site. For ease of attendance, DMR is offering inspection workshops in different regions of the state.  

Target Audience: Designed to train lead agency staff and their consultants who conduct inspections of surface mining operations. Though these workshops are open to the public, registration priority is given to lead agency staff and consultants working for lead agencies that are directly involved in conducting mine inspections. Others will be placed on a waiting list and added as space is available. 


Current Workshop Schedule

To register for one of the workshops listed below, please visit our Registration Page. ​ ​​ ​

CURRENT SCHEDULE (Dates and locations subject to change.)

March 2019

Date to be determined

​Inyo County

Inyo County Courthouse
McMurtrie-Shepard Pavilion
168 N. Edwards Street (U.S. Highway 395)
Independence, CA 93526


Please call (916) 323-9198 for more information.

For technical issues related to the Registration site, please contact April Balestreri at (916) 324-0713.