Training Fee

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

Please do not send until you are notified that you have passed the Fitness Qualification Hike. Due dates will be provided in that notification.

How to pay

In the emailed notification that you have passed Fitness Qualification and have a confirmed spot in the training class there will be a link to the Cal-ESAR store where you'll see a item: 'Candidate Training Fee'. Select that item and check out like you would any other e-commerce site.

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, 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

    • 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 or food for training weekends