To help promote consistency in the knowledge and application of the California Building Standards Code, as well as regulations needed for successful plan review and construction of projects under DSA's jurisdiction, there is a DSA Academy with courses on those topics and more.

Starting September 2020, DSA Academy courses are offered through the new DGS Learning Management System (LMS). To access the new LMS, use the link provided below:

Set Up Your LMS Profile

  • Pre-Existing DSA Academy Accounts

Account profiles for any previously-created DSA Academy account logins have been moved to the new LMS, except for passwords. To access the new LMS, you will need to perform a password re-set. Refer to the DSA Academy User Guide linked in the resources below and see the section titled “Pre-Existing Accounts” for detailed instructions.

  • New Accounts

Account profiles for new learners are created by the users themselves. Refer to the DSA Academy User Guide linked in the resources below and see the section titled “New Accounts” for detailed instructions.

Registration

Course registration is completed through DGS's Learning Management System, linked above. For additional details on registering and managing your learning, review the DSA Academy User Guide, listed in the resources below.

Acceptable Payment Types

  • Payment by Credit Card

    Our LMS collects payment by credit card or debit card. There is a convenience fee of 2.99 percent for credit/debit cards. A notification will be sent to the user's email address confirming registration is complete and payment is successful.

  • Payment by E-Check

    Our LMS collects payment by electronic check. There is no convenience fee for eChecks. A notification will be sent to the user's email address confirming registration is complete and payment is successful.

  • Payment by Mail

    Once your LMS profile is created, you may mail a check or money order with a completed registration form, DSA 500: DSA Academy Class Registration. Notification will be sent to user's email address confirming registration is complete and payment is successful.

Contact the DSA Project Inspector Unit

Headquarters Office

Division of the State Architect

1102 Q Street, Suite 5100
Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 443-9932

inspector@dgs.ca.gov

Contact the DSA CASp/Accessibility Unit

Headquarters Office

Division of the State Architect

1102 Q Street, Suite 5100
Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 324-8911

dsaacademy@dgs.ca.gov