CalSTRS LogoCalSTRS counseling sessions can be helpful at any time in your teaching career. However, to get the most out of your counseling session, we recommend you attend a CalSTRS targeted workshop first. You can find the workshops in your area and how to register at or by calling us at (800) 228-5453.

Demystifying CalSTRS is a one-hour workshop for members early in their career or who have not attended a CalSTRS workshop that explains how your CalSTRS pension is the foundation of your personal retirement plan.

CalSTRS Fundamentals is a 1 1/2-hour workshop providing a look into the essentials of the CalSTRS benefits relevant to mid-career educators.

Retirement Checkup is a 1 1/2-hour workshop for late-career members that provides details on how your retirement benefit is calculated, providing a lifetime benefit for another person, your disability and survivor benefits, the retirement process, working after retirement, and resources for prospective retirees.