Take advantage of our free member events and training to learn about your benefits. Subscribe to our Member Education Bulletin to receive emails regarding educational opportunities.

One-on-one appointments are available to assist you. Before you Make an Appointment, we recommend you first attend a retirement education class. Log in to my|CalPERS to schedule your appointment.

Upcoming Events

Our events are located throughout the state or hosted online. Select the link to find more information, including how to register.

Event Date & Time Format

CalPERS Benefits Education Events

Learn about CalPERS services and products available to members at any stage of their career. These events are held regularly throughout the state.

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CalPERS Webinars

Whether you are new to the workforce, mid-career or nearing retirement, webinars can help you plan ahead by better understanding your CalPERS benefits.

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Our online and instructor-led classes are based on career stage. Instructor-led classes are hosted by our eight Regional Offices throughout the state. To view class dates and locations, log in to my|CalPERS. You can also enroll for classes in my|CalPERS or by calling the CalPERS Customer Contact Center at 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377).

Class Format

Benefits Basics

This class provides a general overview of your CalPERS benefits and the choices you have to maximize your retirement security.

Employer requested instructor-led only

New CalPERS Member

This class is for new members who want to know about the programs and benefits we offer. Learn about service retirement, pre-retirement death benefits, leaving your employer, and more.

Instructor-led and online

Continuing Member

This class is for early to mid-career members who want to get a head start on understanding their retirement benefits. Topics include how your retirement allowance is calculated, service credit, power of attorney and more.

Instructor-led and online

Your CalPERS and You — Coming Soon

This soon to be released class combines and replaces our current New CalPERS Member and Continuing Member classes. This class is for new to mid-career CalPERS members who want to learn more about their CalPERS benefits and available programs.

Instructor-led and online

Planning Your Retirement

Are you near retirement? Learn how to plan for retirement and the process of retiring. Subjects include service credit, retirement formulas and benefit factors, final compensation, retirement calculation, survivor continuance, retirement payment options, health benefits, and much more.

Instructor-led and online

Completing Your Retirement Application

This class is for members who are ready to retire and want step-by-step instructions for filling out their service retirement application. It's an alternative to a one-on-one appointment.

Instructor-led and online

Retired CalPERS Member

Get information on the programs CalPERS offers, life events that can impact retirement or health benefits, as well as a refresher on how retirement works.

Instructor-led and online

Your Retirement Application and Beyond — Coming Soon

This soon to be released class combines and replaces our current Completing Your Retirement Application and Retired CalPERS Member classes. This class will provide step-by-step instructions for completing the Service Retirement Application, as well as information on programs and benefits available to retired members.

Instructor-led and online

Completing Your Disability Retirement Application

Learn how to complete the Disability Retirement Application forms and submit a complete application package.

Online only

Meetings, Outreach, & Presentations

We conduct a variety of meetings, outreach, and presentations on your benefits and other member-related subjects. Select a topic to find more information, and check back regularly to see what's happening in your area.

Topic Format

Diabetes Prevention Program

Learn about this cost-free, preventative care program for members.

In person

Planning Your Financial Future

Enhance your financial security by viewing our short video series and then using our Planning Your Financial Future Checklist.


Social Security & Your CalPERS Pension

Learn how the two retirement benefits relate and affect one another.



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Forms & Publications

Frequently Asked Questions