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Resources for the eLearning Course are listed below.

Interpretation and Application of Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

This free eLearning course is designed for historic preservation commissioners, planning staff, local government officials and anyone who want to better understand the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

This self-paced course consists of a brief navigation tutorial and 3 learning modules. We recommend that the modules be completed in sequence the first time through. Modules are self-paced and can be stopped midway and returned to at a later time.

Scripts for each of the modules may be printed out by clicking on Script links below. 

Click on the link to launch the module:

Navigation Instructions     Script  (approx. time 4 minutes)

Module 1 - Introduction to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties  Script (approx. time 15-20 minutes)

Module 2 - Understanding the Four Treatments for Historic Properties   Script  (approx. time
20-25 minutes)

Module 3 - Interpretation and Application of the Standards for Rehabilitation  Script  (approx. time 30-35 minutes)

Compiled Script   (Modules 1-3)


Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Properties

Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation

Illustrated Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings

Illustrated Guidelines on Sustainability for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings

Rehab Yes and Nos

Walk Through Historic Buildings - Learn to Identify the Visual Character of a Historic Building Inside & Out

Architectural Character - Identifying the Visual Aspects of Historic Buildings as an Aid to Preserving Their Character (Preservation Brief 17)

Dangers of Abrasive Cleaning to Historic Buildings (Preservation Brief 6)

New Exterior Additions to Historic Buildings: Preservation Concerns
(Preservation Brief 14)

National Park Service (NPS) Online Training

NPS Preservation Briefs - Guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic buildings