CAPP Program Frequently Asked Questions
What is the CAPP Program?
program is designed to certify non-District people who can assist in preparing
applications for air permits. This is a part of the District's permit
streamlining programs and helps application processing by ensuring more
complete project applications are received.
certification is not required to submit an application, but can be
an additional selling point for private consultants and related
Who is eligible to attend the CAPP Program?
The classes are
designed as a review of District Rules and practices for experienced
permitting professionals rather than as a training course for new engineers.
CAPP candidates must have an engineering or related science degree and
have been involved with the submittal of permitting applications in
California. Specific CAPP
qualification information can be found in District Rule 1170 which is
available on our website at the following link:
candidates are those who have experience in permit processing and routinely
perform the calculations and evaluations required to show compliance with
District Rules and Regulations.
What subjects do the CAPP classes cover?
classes are designed as a review of key District policies and practices
Source Review requirements of BACT, emission offsets, ERC banking and use,
public noticing, and Health Risk Assessments;
Source project processing;
Rules, NSPS and NESHAPS;
Permit Writing; and
When is the next CAPP class?
are scheduled when there is a sufficient number of interested parties.
If you'd like to be
notified of future classes, please Email your
mailing address and phone number to the
CAPP Coordinator and you will be placed on the mailing list for upcoming