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5150 Training

Any questions and/or comments regarding 5150 trainings, please email:

We are working to resolve the issue; for any questions, please contact 1 408-792-3900​

5150 refers to an involuntary evaluation. Section 5150 is a section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code (specifically, the Lanterman–Petris–Short Act or "LPS") which allows a qualified officer or clinician to involuntarily confine a person deemed to have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to him- or herself, and/or others and/or gravely disabled. 

The following requirements need to be met:

  1. All applications need to be submitted ten business days before the desired training date because walk-ins are not accepted
  2. Check-in is required 15 minutes prior to the start-time
  3. Please check the website a day prior to the training because the location is subject to change

Registration Process

Prior to beginning the application process you will need the following:
  1. Please do a DCA Search and attach it to your application where it says attach Breeze
  2. PDF of your actual license to attach to the application
  3. Email address and phone number of your supervisor
  4. Work Email address of your Director or Designee
          To Register click here

Once you submit your application the following will take place:

After your supervisor and director DoucuSigns your application, Learning Partnership will process your application. Then, you will receive an email saying your document is completed. You will then need to open your application to see the date of your 5150 class acceptance. Print or have available on your phone the document approval with you when you arrive for the training. Cards are valid for five years.
If you are unlicensed or a Psychiatric Technicians you need to complete a different application, which requires a PDF attachment from your supervisor requesting the exception.  Your application must have a letter attached from your supervisor, which includes:
1. Why is this exception needed by your organization?  Please explain why a licensed staff cannot write these holds.
2. The experience and education which makes the applicant qualified to write a 5150 hold.
3. Documentation about who the applicant can call 24-hours a day for supervision.  This must be a licensed person, who has a current 5150 card.  This includes their phone number, name, 5150 card expiration date and license​ number/type.
​Issuing 5150 cards is completely at the County of Santa Clara’s discretion.  Admittance to the class does not guarantee a card.  We reserve the right to take a card at any time. 

We are working to resolve the issue; for any questions please contact 408-792-3900

5150 Training Dates


February 12, 2020 9:00-1:00  Learning Parntership​, 2nd floor
​1075 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95116


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Last updated: 1/9/2020 1:50 PM