2022 CEQA Essentials Workshop

An Introduction & Intermediate-Level Training Workshop

Friday, October 21, 2022 - Thursday, November 10, 2022
8:30am – 4:30pm

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The Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) invites you to register for the CEQA Essentials Workshop. This workshop provides a basic understanding of the fundamentals of the California Environmental Quality Act and the State Guidelines, and includes intermediate-level practice pointers and case studies. This workshop features a curriculum developed specifically for people involved in the environmental review process, including consultants, regulators, applicants, or industry professionals, and will benefit those new to the field as well as mid-level practicing professionals. AICP & MCLE credited.

Topics will include:

  • Context and Legislative Intent
  • Guiding Principles and the CEQA Process
  • How to Prepare Effective Project Descriptions and Initial Studies
  • Preparing NDs, MNDs and EIRs
  • NEPA vs. CEQA
  • Special Topics and Staying Current

Dates & Locations

Orange CountyFriday, October 21City of Huntington Beach – Council Chambers
2000 Main Street, Huntington, CA 92648
Inland EmpireWednesday, October 26Crestmore Manor
4600 Crestmore Road, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509
Los Angeles CountyWednesday, October 26Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
San Francisco Bay AreaThursday, October 27Preservation Park – Nile Hall
1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612
Central CATuesday, November 1Wedgewood Weddings & Events
4584 W Jacquelyn Ave, Fresno, CA 93722
Channel CountiesThursday, November 3City of San Luis Obispo Library – Community Room
995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 92403
Monterey Bay - Silicon ValleyFriday, November 4Santa Clara Valley Water District Headquarters Board Room
5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118
San Francisco Bay AreaFriday, November 4The Wharfinger Building
1 Marina Way, Eureka, CA 95501
Superior CAFriday, November 4City of West Sacramento- Community Center. 1075 W Capitol Ave,
1st Floor Conference Room, West Sacramento, CA 95691
Channel CountiesTuesday, November 8County of Ventura – Pacific Conference Room
800 S. Victoria Ave, Ventura, CA 93009
San DiegoThursday, November 10Marina Village -Captains Room
1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109

Program Outline

Registration8:30-9:00 AM
Introduction & Overview9:00-9:15 AM
Part I. Context and Legislative Intent9:15-9:30 AM
Part II. The Rules and Key Guiding Principles9:30-10:30 AM
Part III. Preliminary Review10:45-11:15 AM
Part IV. Effective Project Description11:15-11:30 AM
Part V. Preparing Effective Initial Studies11:30-12 PM
Part VI. NDs/MNDs1:00-2:00 PM
Part VII. EIR Contents and Process2:00-2:45 PM
Part VIII. NEPA - The Big Picture3:00-3:15 PM
Part IX. Deep Dive into Mitigation; Steps for Successful Tribal Consultation3:15-4:15 PM
Part X. Closing Remarks and Q&A4:15-4:30 PM


Price includes, continental breakfast, lunch, and printed workbook. Early Registration until 10/17/22, Regular registration until 10/31/22, Late Registration after 10/31/22.

Member StatusEarlyRegularLate

Corporate/Agency/Full/ Young Professional Member

Student Member$35$40$45
Non-Member Public$245$270$295
Non-Member Private$295$320$345
Non-Member Group Rate (per person for groups of 3+)$220$245$270
Non-Member Student$55$60$65

If you need to change your registration date or person attending, please contact lbynder@califaep.org or membership@califaep.org


Contact: Lynne C. Bynder, CMP at: lbynder@califaep.org www.califaep.org
No refunds or cancellations accepted within 10 days of workshop date. Substitutions are permitted.