Office of Administrative Law

Contact OAL:

Office of Administrative Law
300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1250
Sacramento, CA 95814-4339

Phone (916) 323-6225
CALNET 473-6225
Fax: (916) 323-6826

Reference Attorney phone message line: (916) 323-6815

Reference Attorney e-mail:

Rulemaking Training Classes; Underground Regulations Workshop

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) provides training for state personnel on a regular basis through a 3-day training course on the rulemaking process. At various times, OAL also offers special training courses for the general public, private sector, and state agencies.

3-Day Rulemaking Training Course for State Agency Personnel

The 3-day course includes comprehensive instruction on rulemaking procedures, how regulations are adopted, and what OAL looks for when reviewing a regulation.

Upcoming 3-day courses:


March 10, 11, and 12, 2015 (FULL)
April 14, 15, and 16, 2015 (FULL)
June 2, 3, and 4, 2015 (FULL)
August 4, 5, and 6, 2015 (FULL)
September 15, 16, and 17, 2015 (FULL)
October 13, 14,and 15, 2015 (FULL)
November 3, 4, and 5, 2015 (FULL)

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

Time: 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (each day)

Pre-enrollment registration/reservation: Due to the high demand for the class, we are maintaining a waiting list of students. If you are interested in getting on the waiting list, please contact Belinda Lindstrom at (916) 323-6224 or or our Front Office at 323-6225.

You will be contacted when openings become available. Enrollment for a specific class will be confirmed once you receive a confirmation from Belinda Lindstrom. You will then be requested to make payment. Payment is required prior to class attendance.

Cost: $350 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: Belinda Lindstrom.

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

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

Date and Time:Please check back for the next scheduled workshop.

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

Pre-enrollment registration/reservation: Please enroll by contacting Margaret Molina at (916) 324-6044 ( or the Front Counter at 323-6225.

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

OAL also offers two helpful documents to aid in the understanding of the rulemaking process and the requirements of the APA:

How to Participate in the Rulemaking Process; and

What must be adopted pursuant to the APA?