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.

3-Day Rulemaking Training Course for State Agency Personnel

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

Upcoming 3-day courses:


January 12, 13, and 14, 2016 (FULL)
February 9, 10, and 11, 2016 (FULL)
March8, 9, and 10, 2016(FULL)
April12, 13, and 14, 2016(FULL)
May 10, 11, and 12, 2016 (FULL)
June7, 8, and 9, 2016(FULL)
August 9, 10, and 11, 2016 (FULL)
September13, 14, and 15,2016(FULL)
October11, 12, and 13, 2016(FULL)
November15, 16, and 17, 2016(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: $420 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: To be announced.

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 offersthe followingto aid in the understanding of the requirements of the APA:

The Regular Rulemaking Process

What must be adopted pursuant to the APA?