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

Below are dates for the Inspector Training Workshops. This schedule will be updated to display remaining dates and locations.

To register for a workshop, please visit our Registration Page.

CURRENT SCHEDULE (Dates and locations subject to change.)

​May 14 and 15, 2019

Shasta County 

Regional Water Quality Control Board
Main Conference Room
364 Knollcrest Drive
Redding, CA 96002

​July 23 and 24, 2019

San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo Library
Community Room
995 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

September 17 and 18, 2019

Sacramento County

Rural County Representatives of California 
1215 K Street, Suite 1650
Sacramento, CA 95814

​November 13 and 14, 2019

​Riverside County 

Granite Construction Company 
Indio Classroom
38000 Monroe Street
Indio, CA 92203

Workshops are scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Please call (916) 323-9198 for more information. 

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