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Home Training and Education The Section 106 Essentials Course
An in-depth look at federal historic preservation review responsibilities under the National Historic Preservation Act.
The Section 106 Essentials is a two-day course designed for those who are new to federal historic preservation compliance or those who want a refresher on the Section 106 regulations and review process. This course explains the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, which applies any time a federal, federally assisted, or federally approved activity might affect a property listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
What will you learn in The Section 106 Essentials?
This course features a real-life case study illustrating each step in the ACHP's regulations, “Protection of Historic Properties” (36 CFR Part 800). ACHP staff instructors provide practical advice on how to make Section 106 work smarter and more efficiently to resolve conflicts between development plans and historic preservation values. Participants receive a handbook of reference materials and a CD containing model documents, guidance materials, and reference links.
AIA/CES and AICP CM Information
The ACHP is pleased to be a Certification Maintenance (CM) Provider for the American Planning Association/American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). The ACHP is also registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education system (AIA/CES) for The Section 106 Essentials. AIA members may obtain 12 learning units and AICP members may obtain 12 CM credits for this course. A sign up sheet for both of these programs will be available at the registration table when you sign in at the training.
Who should attend?
The Section 106 Essentials is appropriate for federal, state, or local government officials, tribal representatives, and private consultants who encounter federal preservation regulations in their jobs, as well as members of the public with an interest in historic preservation. Experienced practitioners seeking a refresher in the regulations will also find this course suited to their needs.
Course size is limited to promote an active discussion, so we encourage you to register early. Click a course location for more detailed information.
Please review the cancellation policy prior to registering.
All courses are taught by senior ACHP staff who have significant practical experience with Section 106 cases and developing program improvements.
Payment can be made by credit card or check, or Federal employees may submit an SF 182.
Registrants who cancel at least 14 days prior to the start of the course will receive a full refund minus a 15% processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made fewer than 14 days before the start of the course; however, substitutions may be made at no cost up until three days before the course begins. All cancellations must be made in writing.
The ACHP schedules all courses in facilities that meet federal accessibility requirements. Students with special accessibility needs should contact Cindy Bienvenue at 202-606-8521.
For registration, hotel/travel information, group discounts and other frequently asked questions, contact Cindy Bienvenue at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-606-8521.
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