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Annual CHMIA Training Conference - April 10-12, 2019

4/10/2019 - 4/12/2019
The Cliffs Hotel
Total Hours: 20

On-line registration is now available for the 2019 CHMIA Training Conference.

The Annual CHMIA Training Conference is the preeminent environmental enforcement training conference in California. Each year environmental prosecutors, investigators and regulators from Federal, State, and Local governments meet to address and learn about pertinent environmental issues, case studies and new enforcement strategies and techniques used in the investigation of environmental crimes.

You must be a current CHMIA member to attend the conference. If you are not a CHMIA member, eligible persons may join CHMIA as part of the registration process by paying the $50 membership dues. The conference registration fee for CURRENT members is only $50. The conference registration fee for NEW and/or EXPIRED members is $100 ($50 membership dues + $50 conference registration fee).

Click on the REGISTER/SIGN-UP button below.

The registration desk for the 2019 CHMIA Training Conference is scheduled to open on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Cliffs Ballroom. The President's Reception will also be in the Cliffs Ballroom during the same timeframe.

Printable copies of the 2019 CHMIA Training Conference Agenda can be found in the RESOURCE folder titled "2019 Training Conference."

2019 CHMIA Conference Agenda

Cost for CURRENT Members Current: $50.00
Cost for EXPIRED or NEW Members: $100.00; ($50 Membership Dues + $50 Conference Registration Fee)
NOTE: If your membership is due for renewal during or prior to the conference, your renewal dues will be automatically assessed during the conference registration process.


2757 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Reservation Line: (805) 773-5000
The Cliffs Hotel Website

There are a limited number of rooms at The Cliffs Hotel under the special CHMIA room rate of $90 per night (+ tax and facility fee) so please book your reservation as soon as possible and make sure to mention "CHMIA" when calling the reservation desk. There are no additional charges for parking (including valet) for CHMIA conference attendees.

ADDITIONAL ROOMS are available at the Spyglass Inn. Again, please make sure to mention CHMIA when booking your reservation to ensure the special room rates of $123.00/night + tax; and $139.00/night + tax.

2705 Spyglass Drive, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Reservation Line: (805) 773-4855
Spy Glass Inn Website

POST Certification: Pending
REHS Certification: Pending
MCLE Certification: Pending

Applications for the 2019 CHMIA Total Conference Scholarships are now available and can be found in the 2019 TRAINING CONFERENCE Resource Folder.

Total Conference Scholarships are limited; however, we encourage those members who belong to Agencies with limited finances or budgeting restrictions to apply.

The Total Conference Scholarship covers the following: Conference Registration Fee, hotel/lodging, and per diem expenses at the federal rate.
NOTE: The Total Conference Scholarship DOES NOT cover travel costs (i.e., mileage/airfare)

In order to be considered for the Total Conference Scholarship, the applicant must be current on their membership dues through the month of the conference (April 2019). The applicant must also register for the conference and pay the $50 Conference Registration Fee prior to submitting the Total Conference Scholarship Application. The $50 Conference Registration Fee will be reimbursed to all scholarship recipients along with per diem expenses during the conference. Applicants who are not awarded a scholarship will also be reimbursed for the $50 Conference Registration Fee only.


1.) The application for the TOTAL CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP is available in the Training Jacket Resource Folders titled "2019 TRAINING CONFERENCE"

2.) Membership status of applicants must be current through the month of the conference (April 30, 2019).

3.) Deadline for application submittal is February 28, 2019.

4.) Applicants will be notified by the Scholarship & Awards Committee regarding the status of their application by March 7, 2019. Those who are not awarded a scholarship and who are unable to attend the conference as a result of not receiving a scholarship may request a refund for the $50 Conference Registration Fee only.

5.) Scholarship recipients will be assigned hotel rooms and reservations will be made by CHMIA. DO NOT make individual reservations. Applicants who have already made individual hotel reservations must notify the Scholarship & Awards Committee, for further instructions (see contact info below). DO NOT cancel your reservation prior to speaking with a committee member. Lastly, room upgrades will not be available for recipients and assigned rooms will be final.

Please direct all completed Total Conference Scholarship applications to the following SAC members:

Michelle Henry, Sacramento Regional Director

Hasti Javid, Secretary

For questions regarding conference registration and/or requests for invoices, please contact secretary@chmia.com

The Cliffs Hotel
2757 Shell Beach Rd
Conf Room
Pismo Beach, CA  93449

Early Registation Cost: $50.00
Late Registation Date: 4/10/2019 | Cost: $0.00

Non-Members Add : $100.00

Hotel: https://cliffshotelandspa.com/






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Annual Training Conference

April 10-12, 2019
at The Cliffs, Shell Beach

The 2019 Training Conference, designed for regulators and law enforcement, will concentrate on theories and techniques used in investigating environmental crime.

You must be a CHMIA member to attend the conference. Eligible persons may apply for Membership by clicking the JOIN tab on this page.

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If you are ready to join CHMIA or renew your existing membership, click HERE to access our Member Application form, enter the required information and mail it to along with $50.00 annual dues the address on the form.

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