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May 4-7, 2020

Full Event Description- link 

Register HERE Today!

8th Annual SVABO Education Institute

A Must-Attend  Four Day Event!

Accelerated learning

 23 – ICC approved classes

Earn ICC CEUs for all classes attended

 Onsite ICC bookstore

ICC Exam site (BYOD) bring your own device

Trade Show and Exhibitors

Morning snacks and refreshments  – Full heated lunch – Afternoon snacks and refreshments

Registration will be open the first week of February.  For this year’s classes, we are attempting to make it possible for everyone to attend by having our code update classes on back-to-back days. This should make it easier to send all your staff for this vital training by splitting the days, without causing too much strain on your daily operations.  We will be offering six (6) different classes daily for four full days.
So, mark your calendars as these classes will fill up fast, and space is limited.  As a bonus, the International Code Council will have their complete Book Store on-site where you can purchase all of your ICC code-related materials.  Lunch is served daily as part of our program.

2020 Class Schedule - link

 ICC Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Examination will be hosted in addition to this year's Education Institute.

The exam will be held on Tuesday, May 5th at 3:30 pm. Separate registration is required, download the exam application. Deadline to register is April 29, 2020. There will be a limited number of exams available so registration will be on first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to bring the code books you’ll need for the open-book exam. For more information, visit



Fundamentals of Residential and Commercial Electrical Inspection and Plan Check - June 26th

Registration opens April 15th

This course will cover the basics of both commercial and residential electrical inspections and plan check, including services, switchboards and panelboards, grounding and bonding, motors and transformers, load calculations, wiring methods, lighting installations, electrical appliances, and utilization equipment. Please don’t forget to bring your 2017 NEC or 2019 CA Electrical Code!

Speaker : Mike Stone is the NEMA West Coast Field Representative. He was the alternate member representing NEMA on Code Making Panel 1 for the 2017 and 2020 National Electrical Code and is the principal NEMA member for the 2023 NEC. He also served as Vice-Chair of the Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and Energy Code Advisory Committee for the CA Building Standards Commission for the 2016 and 2019 CA code cycles. Before his tenure with NEMA, he worked for over 25 years in California building departments at the County of Monterey and the Cities of Monterey, Salinas and Building Official for the City of Watsonville. He holds seven ICC Certifications including Certified Building Official. He has taught code classes at several CA Community Colleges and has been an IBEW electrical apprenticeship instructor. Mike is a member of ICC, IAEI, IBEW and NFPA. 



2019 CRC Wall Bracing & Portal Frames

Registration opens July 1st 

This seminar provides an introduction to the 2019 California Residential Code (CRC) wall bracing requirements.  It guides the attendee through a basic understanding of the bracing and detailing requirements for wood-framed residential structures. The seminar will also cover the limitations of wall bracing and bracing for higher seismic zones. Learn to recognize the role of portal frames in resisting lateral loads, identify the different portal frame options in the CRC, spot the key elements of a portal frame and avoid common errors. The presentation will include a short example and a brief introduction to the APA Wall Bracing Calculator.

Speaker : Aleeta Dene, P.E. is an Engineered Wood Specialist for the Field Services Division of APA. A licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California, Aleeta graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering. Prior to joining APA, Aleeta worked as a structural engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. Aleeta is an active member of SEAOC and ICC in Los Angeles.