An Introduction to the National Register

5-week course

The National Register of Historic Places is the official Federal list of significant properties in the United States. This course will explain what the National Register is, how it is used and the process for nominating properties to the Register. Participants in this course will be introduced to the concepts of historic significance, historic integrity and historic context. The requirements for completing a National Register of Historic Places nomination will be discussed in detail including: the National Register criteria for evaluation, defining categories of historic properties, defining types of significance, criteria considerations among other components of the nomination.

Instructor: Glenn Ceponis (Spring 2018)
Credits: 1 CEUs, 10 AIA LU credits

Glenn Ceponis has spent over twenty-five years in the field of cultural resource management. He has served the last fourteen years as a Principal Historic Preservation Specialist for the New Jersey Historic Trust. In his role at the Historic Trust, Mr. Ceponis assists grant recipients manage capital and planning preservation grants. Mr. Ceponis also provides technical assistance and coordinates the Historic Trust’s preservation easement program. Prior to his work at the Historic Trust, Mr. Ceponis completed a wide array of cultural resource projects including preparation of National Register nominations HABS/HAER reports, Historic Structure reports, and Design Guidelines among others. A resident of New Jersey, Mr. Ceponis served nearly ten years on his local Historic Preservation Commission.