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California Preservation Foundation offers a variety of workshops for preservationists, planners, architects, engineers, historians, commissioners and board members, contractors and other interested persons to gain in-depth knowledge about important preservation issues. Many of our workshops have continuing education credit available including AIA, AICP, ASLA, MCLE, and USGBC.
CPF members receive discounted registration to workshops, with higher level members receiving increased discounts. To become a member, visit californiapreservation.org/membership.
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If you have the need for training on a specific subject, we will work with you to provide affordable training to meet your continuing education needs.
CPF has a reputation for providing high quality, interactive workshops and is a certified continuing education provider for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the California State Bar (MCLE).
Our programs meet the high standards required by each of these organizations as we strive to present the “current and best practices” in historic preservation. Staff and Commissioners of Certified Local Governments can also satisfy the requirement for continuing education by attending CPF workshops.
Law & Government
- California Historical Building Code (CCR Title 24, Part 8)
- NEPA, CEQA, Sec. 106, 4(f)
- Mills Act
- Creative Mitigation for CEQA Compliance
- Preservation Easements
- Role of Landmarks Commission
- Training for Certified Local Governments
- Design Review for Historic Districts & Conservation Areas
- Planning Commissioner Short Course
- Incentives for Historic Preservation: Tax Act, TDR’s,
- Preservation & Adaptive Re-use
- Preservation & Affordable Housing
- Preservation & Hazardous Materials
- Preservation & Sustainbility
- Heritage Tourism & Historic Interpretation
- Historic Surveys
- Preservation & Disaster Planning: Fire, Flood & Earthquake
- Historic Districts & Conservation Areas
- Preservation Elements for General Plans
- GIS and GPS
- Developing Pubic Participation and Outreach Programs
- Preservation Ordinances
Preservation 101: Basics
- Secretary of the Interior’s Standards
- What is a Cultural Resource?
- How to do Historic Research
- National, California & Local Registers
- Historic Contexts
- Secretary of the Interior’s Standards
- Infill in Historic Districts
- Preservation Design Solutions
- Universal Access for Historic Sites
- Guiding Design on Main Street
- Modernism: What is it and do I have to preserve it?
- Cultural Landscapes: Definition, Documentation & Preservation
- Interpreting Sites of Social Change
- Working with Historic Materials
- Transportation Enhancements
2014 Workshop Series
- A Case Study in Mural Conservation – December 4 – Brand Library, Glendale
- California Historical Building Code: From Purpose to Practice – December 5 – Santa Monica
2013 Workshop Series
- The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Historic Resources – July 24 – San Francisco
- The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Assessing Historic Integrity – July 25 – San Francisco
2012 Workshop Series
- Historic Register Designation & Documentation – February 7 – Los Angeles, CA
2011 Workshop Series
- Historic Register Designation & Documentation – November 10 – San Francisco.
- Mills Act – September 29 – Hollister.
- Historic Masonry and Repointing – September 13 – Los Angeles.
- Mills Act – August 20 – Yorba Linda.
- Understanding Design Guidelines – August 18 – San Francisco.
- Historic Context Statements – June 29 – Norco.
- Indentifying and Assessing Historical Integrity – June 2- Laguna Beach.
- Adaptive Reuse – April 29 – Monterey.
- Preservation Ordinances – April 19 – Napa.
- CEQA and Historic Resources: Thresholds, Mitigation and Case Studies – March 16 – San Diego & March 17 – Glendale.
- Applying Building Science to Historic Buildings – March 3 – Sacramento.
- Historic District Designations – January 27- Berkeley.
2010 Workshop Series
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) – December 10 – San Francisco.
- Prosperity Through Preservation – Adaptive Reuse as Economic Development Catalyst – Nov. 10 – Ventura.
- The Use and Application of the California Historical Building Code- October 20 – Santa Monica.
- Sustainability Myths: How to Make Old Windows and Buildings New Again- September 30 – San Diego.
- Exploring Cultural Landscapes through Case Studies – August 31 – San Francisco.
- California Historical Building Code – July 28 – Palo Alto.
- Sustainability, Energy Efficiency & Historic Preservation- June 30 – Riverside.
- Design Review for Historic Buildings, Districts, Sites and Landscapes – March 31 – Monterey
- Make History: Public-Private Partnerships to Rehabiltate Historic Buildings – March 10 – Ione (Amador County)
- Make History: Public-Private Partnerships to Rehabiltate Historic Buildings – February 23 – South Pasadena
- Deciphering the Mills Act – February 24 – South Pasadena
- The National Register of Historic Places and the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties – January 27 – Tustin (Central Orange County Area)
- Historic Resource Survey – January 28 – Tustin (Central Orange County Area)
- Weatherization and Materials in Historic Buildings – Oakland – January 13
- Cultural Landscapes & Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Training – La Jolla – January 20
2009 Workshop Series
- CEQA: Process & Practical Issues – Sonoma – October 9.
- Advanced CEQA Issues – Ventura – August 21.
- The Use and Application of the California Historical Building Code – Pasadena – August 11.
- The Use and Application of the California Historical Building Code – Oakland – July 31.