Other Benefits and Services

CAPIO and the California Specialized Training Institute

A special arrangement between CAPIO and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services gives our members priority seating in the week-long, extremely popular and highly beneficial California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) training series on Crisis Communications & the Media (Levels 1, 2 and 3). To apply for a CAPIO space, you must contact CAPIO (info@capio.org) at least 30 days in advance of the course you wish to attend. Only current CAPIO members are eligible for a reserved space. Please note, certain restrictions do apply.

Regular tuition and related costs are paid by the enrollee.  For this year’s training schedule, please visit the CSTI Website.


CAPIO is a leading statewide membership organization with nearly 500 members throughout California. CAPIO strives to offer innovative ongoing training and educational opportunities to public information professionals while promoting ethics and integrity in public service.