Whether you are a local or tribal government administering a preservation program, involved with a government or agency project, or a grass-roots group advocating for a valued historic resource, it is always good to be informed about procedures, policies, and programs related to historic preservation. Scroll through the content on this page to find training and learning opportunities offered by the staff of the OHP and our preservation partners. Expand your knowledge and improve your outcomes! 

OHP Webinars and eLearning Modules

Webinars - Current Offerings

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Home, Safe Home: Seismic Safety and Rehabilitating Historic Homes
June 23-December 15
This series of free webinars offers case studies and expert guidance from preservation professionals on how to seismically protect your property from the effects of earthquakes without compromising historic character and integrity. All webinars are free; registration is required. Below is the schedule of webinar sessions and topics:

June 23: What Makes My Home Historic?
July 26: Is ‘Compatible’ ‘Matchy-Matchy’?
August 30: Seismic Retrofits for Historic Homes
October 6: Retrofit Projects
November 8: Keep it Lookin’ Great
December 15: The Nuts & Bolts of Retrofits

If you miss a session, you can still access it through our OHP Webinar Archives, where additional OHP webinars also are available on topics such as Section 106, tax incentives, historic designation, historic contexts, and more.

eLearning Modules

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

OHP Workshop Series for Local Governments

The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) now offers an annual series of free preservation workshops for local governments presented by the staff of our Local Government and Environmental Compliance Unit. The workshops are hosted by communities throughout the state, and focus on a variety of preservation-related topics related to the work of local planning and preservation agencies.

Please visit our Local Government Preservation Workshops page for information about current workshops.  

Training Opportunities from Preservation Organizations

The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) co-sponsors a wide variety of timely workshops, webinars, and other preservation events. 

The California Preservation Program (CPP) sponsors trainings and provides information and assistance on the preservation of collections for archives, historical societies, history museums, libraries, and record repositories.

The National Preservation Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of our cultural heritage.