California Air Resources Board Online Training Portal

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Welcome to the California Air Resources Board Online Training Portal

Before you access to an online training class, you need to enroll in the online training class via the MyARBTraining System first. If you have already enrolled in an online training class, click the name of the class on this page. You may have to enter the class "enrollment key" to access the course.

If you do not have a training account, please following the instructions here and create an account in the MyARBTraining System.

To see all available courses on this page, please click the “All courses” button at the bottom of this page.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact registrar at or (916) 322-3937.


Available Courses

  • This Online Air Quality Training Program (AQTP) is a series of 10 sections providing an introduction to air pollution control and enforcement. The program is intended for new, entry-level stationary source inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists in business and government. You will learn the basics of air pollution history, the evolution of air pollution laws and regulations, control equipment associated with proper compliance inspections. You are encouraged to ask questions and share your experiences. You must enroll in this class via the MyARBTraining System before taking this class.

  • This online training is available to all ARB staff and the public. Although it is intended as orientation for new employees at ARB, anyone who wants to learn more about ARB and air pollution control is welcome to take this online course. It takes about 10 hours to complete. For most effectiveness, view it where you will not be disturbed and break it up into 1-2 hour blocks over a period of days.
    You must register before taking this course.

  • This online course contains an overview of Cal/EPA Boards, Departments and local agencies, environmental law, environmental science, the role of the environmental inspector and basic field health and safety. Although the course was designed for new environmental inspectors, members of the public may find also this training helpful. You are welcome to view this self-directed online training for your own benefit.

    This class is also a prerequisite for attending the Basic Inspector Academy (BIA) and/or the Cal/EPA Enforcement Symposium. You MUST complete this online course and pass all of the exams in order to attend the BIA class.

    FIC takes about 4 hours to complete. You must register before taking this course.
  • Welcome to the Fundamentals of Enforcement (FOE) - Visible Emissions Evaluation (VEE) online training program. This course is the first in a two-part series (100A and 100B) that provides instruction on the evaluation of visible plumes for the purpose of determining compliance with air pollution regulations. It is comprised of an introductory module, seven instructional modules, and a summary/test module.

    Once you’ve successfully completed this online course (100A), you may enroll in the second part: a one-day classroom and VEE practice portion of FOE (100B). After completing both 100A and 100B of the FOE training, you may attend the VEE certification session to earn your Method 9 VEE certification.

    Please note that this course is not required for students who have previously completed FOE training. To re-certify, you need only attend a day-certification session (100.1) and/or a night-certification session (100.2).
  • Course #252: This course presents a comprehensive overview of fugitive dust control. The course includes the how, what, where and health impacts of particulate matter and the problem that fugitive dust presents. The course also discusses the rules and regulations that have been adopted to control fugitive dust and the methods that are used to determine compliance with and/or violations to these regulations.
  • Course #302: This one-day course is designed for both environmental regulators and the public and is designed to provide information on the following:

    1) What is PERP?
    2) Legislative history and rule development.
    3) Eligibility requirements for both engines and equipment units.
    4) PERP requirements - indentification, notification bookkeeping, etc.
    5) ATCM requirements.
    6) Inspection requirements.
  • *** If you have problems printing your certificate, please contact the Registrar at 916-322-3937. We are working to resolve this issue.***

    This course is designed for owner/operators of chrome plating facilities who wish to comply with the “Environmental Compliance Training” requirements in section 93102.5 (b) of the NEW Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) for Chromium Plating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Facilities. Classroom discussion will focus on the new amendments associated with the new ATCM requirements.