Training Information Calendar


**As of April 2022, SARATSO transitioned back to hosting in-person events. Basic trainings will be hosted in-person to maintain a quality learning experience (as individuals learn to master scoring the training tools). Recertification trainings will remain virtual with a limited number of in-person recertification training opportunities.  Please note that SARATSO will be implementing Covid-19 prevention procedures during in-person events. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact SARATSO Staff at SARATSO@cdcr.ca.gov. ***

SARATSO strives to meet the training needs of the certified scorers of California’s risk instruments. If training is needed at a particular location or for a specific risk instrument, please email a request to SARATSO@cdcr.ca.gov as we track areas of needed trainings in planning our annual schedule.

SARATSO Trainers

SARATSO must certify all scorers on the risk instruments. All classes must be taught by certified trainers in order for scorers to receive certification.

SARATSO Certified Trainers Qualifications & Expectations


Trainings

Static-99R (June 2022 - December 2022)

For the Static-99R, certified trainers are probation, parole and DSH personnel who have had advanced SARATSO-sponsored training by an expert in the field.

Click here to find a certified trainer on the Static-99R.

Static-99R Recertification Training

Date: September 20, 2022

Time: 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Fee: No Charge

STC's: 8 Hours, # 06000643

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Linda Drake

Registration: Registration closed! 

Additional Info: Registration is limited to individuals with a mandate to score. If you have any questions please contact SARATSO@cdcr.ca.gov.

Static-99R Basic Training hosted by Sacramento County

Date: October 25-26, 2022

Time: 

October 25, 2022: 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (6 hours with 1 hour lunch)

October 26, 2022: 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (6 hours with 1 hour lunch)

Fee: No Charge

STC's: 12 Hours

Location: In-Person

Instructor: Natalie Handy and Aimee LesCallett

Registration: Please contact Probation Training @ PROBTraining@SacCounty.Net for details.

Additional Info: Registration is limited to individuals with a mandate to score. If you have any questions please contact SARATSO@cdcr.ca.gov.

Static-99R Recertification Training hosted by Sacramento County

Date: October 27, 2022

Time: October 27, 2022: 8:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m (8 hours with 1 hour lunch)

Fee: No Charge

STC's: 8 hours

Location: In-Person

Instructor: Natalie Handy and Aimee LesCallett

Registration: Please contact Probation Training @ PROBTraining@SacCounty.Net for details.

Additional Info: Registration is limited to individuals with a mandate to score. If you have any questions please contact SARATSO@cdcr.ca.gov.

Static-99R Basic Training

Date: November 8-9, 2022

Time: 

Tuesday, November 8, 2022:  8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022: 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 

Fee: No Charge

STC's: 12 Hours, #06425647

Location: In-person, Sacramento, CA - TBD

Instructor: Natalie Handy

Registration: Click here to register!

Additional Info: Registration is limited to individuals with a mandate to score. If you have any questions please contact SARATSO@cdcr.ca.gov.

Static-99R Recertification Training

Date: November 15, 2022

Time: 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022:  9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 

Fee: No Charge

STC's: 8 Hours, # 06000643

Location: Zoom

Instructor: Tiffany McElveny

Registration: Registration Closed! 

Additional Info: Registration is limited to individuals with a mandate to score. If you have any questions please contact SARATSO@cdcr.ca.gov.

JSORRAT-II

For the JSORRAT-II, certified trainers were trained by SARATSO expert Dr. Douglas Epperson.

Click here to find a certified trainer.

JSORRAT-II Basic Training

The JSORRAT-II training program is currently suspended due to the juvenile realignment bill that was implemented in July 2021 (SB823).  
If you have any questions please contact SARATSO@cdcr.ca.gov.


STABLE-2007/ACUTE-2007 Trainings (June 2022 - December 2022)

Click here for a list of certified trainers.

This is a 14 hour training. All participants must complete and pass all aspects of the 14 hours to become certified scorers.

CEU's
The State Authorized Risk Assessment Tools for Sex Offenders (SARATSO) unit is an approved provider of Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) and Board of Psychology (BOP) continuing education credits by the American Psychological Association (APA). Please note that there will be specific instructions provided at the end of the training to receive credit and certification of attendance in the course.

 
 
Stable-2007/Acute-2007 Recertification Training via Zoom 

Date: September 21, 2022

Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Fee: $50.00, an optional charge applies for CEU’s ($25.00)

CEU's: 5 Hours  

Instructor: Deidre D'Orazio 

Registration: Click here to register

Additional Info: A new feature of this training is a recorded interview that will be distributed to participants after the training as part of an Interrater Reliability field study. Watching and scoring the interview is required for the course, your information will not be included in the study unless a questionnaire about your experience scoring is completed. The questionnaire will take approximately 8 minutes to complete. SARATSO encourages all scorers to participate in the IRR study to ensure that quality assessments are being provided to clients in the community. If you have any questions regarding the IRR, please reach out to SARATSO staff at SARATSO@cdcr.ca.gov.
Regarding CE’s, please note that there will be specific instructions provided at the end of the training to receive credit and certification of attendance in the course for those who requested CE's during registration. Please note that requests for CE's will not be accepted after the registration process is complete. If you have any questions please contact Sophia Vasti at SARATSO@cdcr.ca.gov.

Stable/Acute Basic Training

Date: November 8-9, 2022  

Time:

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 – 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 – 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: In-person, Sacramento, CA

Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown - Arena 
300 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Fee: $115.00, an optional charge applies for CEU’s ($25.00)

CEU's: 14 Hours  

Instructor: Kate Sutton

Registration: Click here to register

Additional Info: If you have any questions please contact Sophia Vasti at saratso@cdcr.ca.gov. Regarding CE’s, please note that there will be specific instructions provided at the end of the training to receive credit and certification of attendance in the course for those who requested CE's during registration. Please note that requests for CE's will not be accepted after the registration process is complete.

Stable-2007/Acute-2007 Training for Trainers - In-Person

Date(s): February 2-3, 2023

Time(s): February 2, 2023 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
February 3, 2023 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

Location: Northern, CA

Instructor: Lea Chankin, Psy.D

Registration: Please click here to complete the registration form and submit per the instructions to Lea.Chankin@cdcr.ca.gov and SARATSO@cdcr.ca.gov.

Additional Info: There are a limited number of new trainer positions available. For those interested in becoming a Certified Trainer, please refer to the SARATSO Certified Trainers Qualifications & Expectations document posted to the SARATSO Training page to review eligibility requirements. Applications are due to SARATSO no later than Monday, October 3, 2022; please ensure you submit the following items along with your registration to Lea.Chankin@cdcr.ca.gov and SARATSO@cdcr.ca.gov:

•    Reference Letter
•    Letter of Interest addressed to the SARATSO Committee that covers all details requested in the Certified Trainers Qualifications and Expectations document. 
•    CV/Resume

Attendance does not guarantee trainer certification. If you have any questions, please contact SARATSO@cdcr.ca.gov
 


LS/CMI Trainings (June 2022 - December 2022)

The LS/CMI certified trainers are treatment providers who have had advanced SARATSO-sponsored training by an expert in the field.

Click here to find a certified trainer on the LSCMI.

CEU's
The State Authorized Risk Assessment Tools for Sex Offenders (SARATSO) unit is an approved provider of Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) and Board of Psychology (BOP) continuing education credits by the American Psychological Association (APA). Please note that there will be specific instructions provided at the end of the training to receive credit and certification of attendance in the course.

 
LS/CMI Basic Training - In-Person

Date: October 13, 2022

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fess: $65.00, an optional charge applies for CEU’s ($25.00)

CEU's: 8 hours

Location: Courtyard Sacramento Airport Natomas, located at 2101 River Plaza Drive, Sacramento, CA  95833-3877

Instructor: Michelle Wysopal

Registration: Click here to register 

Additional Info: If you have any questions please contact De'Nise Zamorano at saratso@cdcr.ca.gov. Regarding CE’s, please note that there will be specific instructions provided at the end of the training to receive credit and certification of attendance in the course for those who request CE's during registration. Please note that requests for CE's will not be accepted after the registration process is complete.

LS/CMI Training for Trainers & Trainer Recertification - In-Person

Date(s): January 12-13, 2023

Time(s): January 12, 2023 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
January 13, 2023 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

Location: Northern, CA

Instructor: Allen Azizian, Ph.D. & Lea Chankin, Psy.D

Registration: Please click here to complete the registration form and submit per the instructions to Lea.Chankin@cdcr.ca.gov and SARATSO@cdcr.ca.gov.

Additional Info: There are a limited number of new trainer positions available. For those interested in becoming a Certified Trainer, please refer to the SARATSO Certified Trainers Qualifications & Expectations document posted to the SARATSO Training page to review eligibility requirements. First Time Trainer Applications are due to SARATSO no later than Monday, October 3, 2022; please ensure you submit the following items along with your registration to Lea.Chankin@cdcr.ca.gov and SARATSO@cdcr.ca.gov:

•    Reference Letter
•    Letter of Interest addressed to the SARATSO Committee that covers all details requested in the Certified Trainers Qualifications and Expectations document. 
•    CV/Resume

Attendance does not guarantee trainer certification. If you have any questions, please contact SARATSO@cdcr.ca.gov
 

Containment Model (January 2023 - June 2023)

Containment Model Training

Date: April 2023

Time: TBD

Fees: No Charge

STCs: 16 hours #05248158

Location: Sacramento, CA - TBD

Instructor: Various

Registration: TBD