Rulemaking Training Classes

The Office of Administrative Law provides training courses to state agency staff on rulemaking under the Administrative Procedure Act. This includes a comprehensive 3-Day training class as well as a separate 3-hour class dedicated to underground regulations.

3-Day Rulemaking Training Course for State Agency Personnel

The 3-day APA rulemaking course includes comprehensive instruction on rulemaking requirements under the APA. Students will learn about rulemaking procedures, when regulations need to be adopted, how regulations are adopted, and what OAL looks for when reviewing a regulation for compliance with the APA.

Availability:   There are now available spots for the classes!  Please fill out the form below, and you will be contacted about placement in a specific class.  Please direct any inquiries you may have to and include “3-Day APA Rulemaking Class” in the subject line.

Location of Training: Classes are currently being held via Microsoft Teams.

Time:    8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Pre-enrollment registration/reservation: Please enroll using the form provided below.  Enrollment for a specific class will be confirmed once you receive a confirmation email. You will then be requested to make payment.  Payment is required prior to class attendance.  Please only register once, to avoid unnecessary duplication.  If you would like confirmation of your registration, e-mail:

Price:  $460 per person. Once you are confirmed for a spot in the class (per above), payment must be made by check, payable to the State of California. If you are mailing payment, please send to 300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1250 (main office), Sacramento, CA 95814, Attn: Rulemaking Class Registration.

Future Classes: We will announce future classes when dates become available.

3 Day Rulemaking Training Registration Form

All fields must be completed in order to register for this class.

Special 3-Hour Training for State Agency Personnel on Underground Regulations

Date and Time:  To be announced.

Location of Training: OAL Training Center, 300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1210, Sacramento, California.

Pre-enrollment registration/reservation: Please enroll using the form below. If you have questions about the underground regulation training, please email

Cost: The training is free, but space is limited.

Underground Regulations Training Form

All fields must be completed in order to register for this class.