Training Fee

The training fee for the October-May class is $275.

Please do not send until you are notified that you have been accepted into the training class. The fee payment is due before Candidate Orientation. Due dates will be provided in your Candidate offer email.

How to pay

After your receive notification that you have a spot in the training class...

In the "Your Name" box below, enter your preferred first name (ex: Bob instead of Robert) and last name. This will be used for your unit email address: ex: ''

After we receive your payment you will receive a email with your Cal-ESAR unit email address and additional instructions. Thanks!

What's included in training fee

Training weekends

$275 covers all costs for all trainings except for First Aid. This helps us pay for camping / facilities fees, snacks, etc.

Uniform Pants

$50 of the training fee pays for your uniform pants.

The uniform pants are great all around outdoor pants, they're required for training weekends and are part of our Team uniform as a OES Disaster Service Worker (DSW).

What's *not* included in the training fee

The training fee does not include the cost of:

  • First Aid instruction ( due in November before the December First Aid class.)

    • If you already have a current Wilderness First Aid/CPR certification, or better, you do not need to attend this class.

  • Your uniform shirt (required, $65), hat $20 and miscellaneous items. This will be purchased in later stages of the class.

  • Gear (standard Team compass ~$40) or food for training weekends