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Cliff Morton Development and Business Services Center
1901 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78204

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We recognize the importance of industry-related certifications and continuing education for professionals in our industry. That is why we make professional development an essential part of our business. Our Training Manager works closely with various professionals in the industry to offer educational training support for our staff as well our customers/community. Our training programs focus on those seeking to extend their knowledge base, continuing education and certification.

For more information on training please refer to the DSD Training Handbook, email the Training Manager or call 210.207.8219.

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Partnering with our community to build and maintain a safer San Antonio is a mission that we take seriously and are always looking for new and innovative ways in which to accomplish our goals. As part of our efforts to increase and improve our partnership with our community, we’ve started a DSD Academy to help residents understand the various aspects of development, including zoning, platting, permits, inspections, code enforcement and graffiti. DSD Academy will have a session every month, each on a different topic. 

Future planned DSD Academy sessions are to be determined due to the pandemic. To learn more about DSD and the services available, please review our presentations from prior academy sessions.  


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Building Safety Month is an international campaign that takes place in May to raise awareness about building safety. This campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, and helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.

Please join us as the City of San Antonio offers free trainings and presentations each week. Find the webinar below you are interested in and click on the link to register.

Week 1 - May 4, 8:30-9:30 a.m. CDT

Week 1: Energy and Innovation
Energy and Innovation
  • Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP)
  • Presenters Douglas Melnick and Murray Myers
  • Register For Meeting

Week 2 - May 12, 8:30-9:30 a.m. CDT

Week 2: Training the Next Generation
Training The Next Generation

Week 3 - May 20, 8:30-9:30 a.m. CDT

Week 3: Water Safety
Water Safety
  • Surprise! It's Snowing in San Antonio-Plumbing Issues
  • Presenter Theodre Morales
  • Register For Meeting

Week 4 - May 25, 8:30-9:30 A.m. CDT

Week 4: Disaster Preparedness
Disaster Preparedness

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Development Services Department organizes several San Antonio Building Codes Academy (SABCA) sessions per year with the goal of bringing high-quality educators and necessary building-related codes training for code officials, design professionals, builders, tradesmen and building owners and managers.

Be on the lookout for the Fall 2021 sessions.

For questions about SABCA, please e-mail Amanda.Quijano@SanAntonio.Gov.

Development Services hosts training opportunities for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for internal staff and our customers. A wide variety of topics are offered for professional development, as well as to inform our customers of any new or revised development processes. Be on the look out for upcoming professional development opportunities later this year. 

For more information, please click here and sign up to receive training-related emails (please select either "DSD Academy" or "Development Insight Newsletter").