Realtor Certification

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Development and Business Services Center
1901 S. Alamo 
San Antonio, TX 78204



Monday - Friday, 7:45am - 4:30pm


Historic House Specialist Certification: Earn a certification issued by the City of San Antonio's Office of Historic Preservation.

Certified Historic House Specialists

View the list of all Historic House Specialists that have been certified and designated by the Office of Historic Preservation and SABOR's Realtor Academy. 

Need a real estate agent? Here are the agents that are certified and have provided contact information. They're listed in our Rehabber Club network.


Earn a certification and designation issued by the City of San Antonio's Office of Historic Preservation. Over 10,260 properties are designated historic. Become a certified expert and increase your clientele! COURSE TOPICS include: Design review and Permitting, Property Work History, Architectural Styles, Benefits of Preservation, Wood Windows 101, Case studies of past projects Tax Incentives, Research, etc. 

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS include completing all three courses (Course #34425, #34426, and #34424), totaling 6 hours, and passing the online exam issued by SABOR.

Share a flyer with agents, contractors, mortgage brokers, and whoever think might benefit from this certification and designation. 


All courses START at 10 am. All courses are located in a videoconference call, provided by SABOR.

Historic House Specialist:
Resources and City Process

Historic Home Specialist:
Unique San Antonio

Historic House Specialist:
Preservation in Action Tour

Course #34425

3 hours
CE cost: $60
Non-CE cost:$30

Course #34426

2 hours
CE cost: $40
Non-CE cost:$20

Course #34424

1 hour
CE cost: $30
Non-CE cost:$15


June 8, 2021
August 31, 2021
November 9, 2021


July 13, 2021
September 28, 2021
November 30, 2021


July 27, 2021
October 26, 2021
December 14, 2021

Historic Preservation is about telling the story of our city, neighborhoods, and homes. As a community, we preserve so that we can strengthen neighborhoods, build the local economy, provide economic, cultural, and environmental sustainability, create jobs, and tell the story of San Antonio.

You will learn about the design review process and resources for you to share with your clients. Experts will help to dispel myths of owning historic property. During the course our team will teach you terminology about architectural styles and district context so that you’ll be prepped to market any house!

After completing the course you’ll be prepared to confidently market historic properties and you will become the expert leader for your buyers and sellers.

In course #2, Unique San Antonio, we'll discuss various preservation topics that make San Antonio unique.

Example of topics

Windows 101

Preservation rule #1, retain original materials. Wood windows are an important and are character defining features in San Antonio’s unique historic neighborhoods. By learning the basics about the material and anatomy of wood windows, you can highlight the quality and benefits to keeping historic wood windows. This course is ideal for anyone interested in the basics of wood window repair. Learn the terminology, tools, and techniques behind stripping, patching, refinishing, and reglazing.

After completing the course you’ll be prepared to confidently advise your clients and promote the value of wood windows.

ScoutSA: Genealogy of a House

We'll be talking further about how to research and share the history of a home. This course will demonstrate how to access resources available online that can help establish a construction date, find a builder/developer/architect, identify previous residents and owners, and more. We'll take a deep dive into building research so that you can be a valuable resource to your clients and uncover San Antonio history. 

Tour San Antonio, a 300-year-old city rich with architectural and cultural roots.

During this instructor led, on-site tour, we’ll see the benefits of historic preservation in action.

This is an exciting opportunity while earning credits towards HHS Certification.

Location of each tour are to be determined.

Note: REALTORS® are required to attend the introduction course from OHP staff prior to the on-site tour.

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