The mission of the National Preservation Institute (NPI) is to educate those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage. NPI was founded in 1980 as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.
NPI Professional Training Seminars
NPI offers continuing education and professional training for those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage. NPI serves a broad spectrum of individuals and groups from the government and private sectors by providing professional training seminars in historic preservation and cultural resource management. Read more.
NPI offers customized on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars may be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. NPI also can develop other preservation-related training seminars. NPI has worked with many organizations to develop and provide customized training and/or related conference services. Read more.
NPI Consultants Directory COMING SOON!
The NPI Consultants Directory offers an interdisciplinary directory of cultural resource management contractors providing historic preservation services. The directory is organized alphabetically and by areas of professional expertise. Areas include archaeology, architecture, landscape preservation, historical research, laws and regulations, National Register nominations, and other categories. Read more.
Donations and Annual Giving Campaigns
Donations make it possible for NPI to provide scholarships for professionals and advocates to attend NPI educational training seminars on the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage. Individuals can make a donation by credit card, check, or securities. Workplace donations can be made through the Combined Federal Campaign; United Way campaigns; state employee campaigns; municipal, county, and university campaigns; and other independent corporate campaigns. NPI is a member of America’s Most Cost-Effective Charities (AMCEC), an IRS recognized tax-exempt federated group representing charitable organizations that have an operating overhead of five percent or less. Click here to donate to NPI or to read more.
Board and Staff
NPI is managed by a Board of Directors composed of experts in historic preservation, cultural resource management, advocacy, law, real estate, archaeology, architecture, architectural history, historic site management, planning, and education.
NPI's seminars are taught by nationally recognized educators, consultants, and practitioners in historic preservation, archaeology, architecture and landscape architecture, conservation, engineering, historical research, laws and regulations, planning, restoration, technology, and cultural resource management. NPI reserves the right to substitute an instructor if necessary and will notify registered participants whenever possible. To learn more about an instructor, visit the Faculty page and click on an instructor's name. Read more.
NPI actively seeks partners to assist in providing continuing education training seminars across the country. Cooperating organizations work with NPI by providing training space and audiovisual equipment, and/or by promotion through listservs, social media sites, and web listings. In return, staff and students of cooperating organizations receive valuable educational opportunities. Cooperating organizations include universities and historical societies, government agencies, and other nonprofits working in the field. For more information on becoming a cooperating organization, contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a current list, visit the Cooperating Organizations page. Read more.
Continuing Education Credits
NPI does not participate in any continuing education programs offered by professional organizations. Self-reporting may be an option for members of organizations that require continuing education credits.
Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or email@example.com.