Training and development are critical in helping the department achieve its goals and objectives. By building and maintaining viable training programs, the department is able to support our customer, community and stakeholder needs while ensuring life and safety concerns are satisfied.
Our three main training programs focus on continuing education and certification, community outreach and broadening the knowledge base of our staff.
The San Antonio Building Codes Academy (SABCA) is a South/Central Texas regional training academy, sponsored by the City of San Antonio Development Services Department. SABCA was established with the goal of bringing high-quality educators and necessary building-related codes training to code officials, design professionals, builders, tradesmen and building owners and managers. SABCA is currently sponsoring training seminars in the spring, fall and winter of each year.
Our monthly Lunch and Learn sessions are a great opportunity for our staff and guest speakers to discuss code application and special topics with members of the development community. These sessions are held on the third Friday of each month and are absolutely free.
Our in-house training program leverages the knowledge and specialized experience of our staff to broaden the knowledge base of our department. Each month we present different division and section topics to help our staff learn how their efforts contribute to the entire development process.