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

One-on-one appointments are available to assist you in conducting your CalPERS business. 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.

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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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Power of Attorney

What would happen if you became unable to act on your own behalf? A CalPERS Special Power of Attorney allows you to designate a representative to perform important duties as it relates to your CalPERS business. In this webinar, we'll cover the reasons a Power of Attorney is beneficial as well as the duties and limitations your representative may have as relates to your benefits.

Apr 26, 2017, 11:00 a.m. Webinar

CalPERS Members - Early Career Basics

The earlier you develop an understanding of your benefits, the more prepared you will be to make sound decisions. Attend our CalPERS Members - Early Career Basics webinar where you will learn about your benefits, the different sources of retirement income, and the tools and resources available to you as you move through your career.

May 31, 2017, 11:00 a.m. Webinar

CalPERS Long-Term Care

Long-term care helps protect assets and lifestyles against the potentially catastrophic cost of receiving long-term care services in a nursing home or assisted living/residential care facility; care at home; and care in a community setting, such as adult-day services or respite care. Upon completion of this webinar, you will have a better understanding of how CalPERS Long-Term Care may benefit you.

Jun 28, 2017, 11:00 a.m. Webinar


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 members who are new to CalPERS and 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 CalPERS 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

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

Completing Your Disability Retirement Application

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

Online only

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

Meetings, Outreach, & Presentations

We conduct a variety of meetings, outreach, and presentations on CalPERS 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 CalPERS 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.



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