University of California
4-H Online Record Book Support Site

ORB Sunset 2020 Support Page


CA 4-H will be discontinuing use of the 4-H Online Record Book (ORB) as of July 1, 2020.  No new record books should be created in the system for the 2020-2021 program year.  System access will remain available till December 31, 2020 for those completing their 2019-2020 record books in ORB.  For more information, please download the following ORB Stakeholder Letter and share with it with others.



  • June 29, 2020 - Last day to download and save previous years record books
  • July 1, 2020 - Record books for the 2020-2021 program year will only be available using the paper forms
  • July 1, 2020 - Access to ORB is only available to complete 2019-2020 record books
  • December 31, 2020 - Last day to download and save a copy of the 2019-2020 record book
  • January 1, 2021 - ORB permanently shut down with no access to historical data

Support Tools


Downloadable Instructions

Changing ORB Years and Saving/Printing your 4-H record book:

  1. The top right of your ORB screen, select theChangelink next to Program Year
  2. In the drop-down menu, select the previous year that you would like to look into and then clickSelect Year
  3. Now the program year at the top of your ORB should have changed to the year you wanted to look at and you can view and make edits to your ORB from that year
  4. One the green bar click Record Book. This will bring you to the title page of your record book
  5. Click the View as PDF (Print) button to the left of your record book title. This will open a new page showing your complete record book where you can download and print or save the record book to your desktop.


The link below is the official CA 4-H State Record Book page and has all the most current record book information. This site has the most current manual, forms, and the Adult Volunteer guide to assist members with their record books.


If you are experiencing difficulties using ORB or you have found a bug in the system, submit a support ticket below and someone from the team will assist you.

Submit a Ticket

For non-technical questions related to ORB Sunset 2020, call our HOTLINE at 530-341-2810. 

Informational Webinars

The California State 4-H Office will be hosting two informational webinars to provide direct information concerning the closure of the 4-H Online Record Book (ORB) and answer any related questions.  These webinars will be recorded for viewing at a later time if you are unable to make one of the dates and times listed below.



When will ORB Sunset?

ORB officially will Sunset on June 30, 2020.  This means that beginning July 1, 2020 all youth members must use the most current copies of the paper forms to build their 2020-2021 record books. 

Log on to the 4H Online Record Book 

Return to the California 4-H Website

For additional help complete the ORB Bug Report

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