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E-Learning Courses

Learn more about Section 106 on your schedule and your budget with the ACHP's distance learning options, including live webinars and online, on-demand e-learning courses.

The ACHP now offers online courses on Section 106 topics. Each course offers self-paced interactive presentations and downloadable reference documents. Courses of 30 minutes or more offer a certificate of completion and incorporate knowledge checks that let you apply your learning to case scenarios or quiz questions.

Take a course online in a few easy steps:

  • Navigate to the ACHP’s e-Learning Portal, and select “Register here” to create an account. You will need to provide an e-mail address and basic contact information.

  • Review our e-learning course descriptions below to choose a course that meets your needs.

    • If you chose a free course, navigate to the Course Catalog. You may need IT help from your federal agency or company to ensure pop-ups are enabled for the website. Click “Enroll” for the selected course.

    • If you choose a course requiring payment, collect your payment information and/or approvals. You may need to share your account e-mail and password with your federal or corporate accounts staff so they can complete the course selection and payment process. Click “Enroll in Course” for the selected course, and follow the prompts to pay for course access using a credit card.

  • Once payment confirmation is received, navigate to My Courses and select the “Begin Course.” Click the name of the course on the next screen to launch the course player. Again, you may need IT help from your federal agency or company to ensure pop-ups are enabled for the website.

  • Learn at your own pace during the thirty (30) days from the date of purchase that your course is available to you. After completing the course, you may print a certificate in your account name.

Once you've completed a course, you will be able to print a certificate of completion by following instructions on the E-Learning Portal.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
The ACHP's e-learning courses are best viewed in Google Chrome or Safari. If you use Internet Explorer or Firefox, Flash player must be enabled. You will need speakers or a headset to hear audio narration. A transcript of the narration may be viewed within the online player.


REGISTRATION POLICIES

  • Courses will remain accessible to you for 30 days from your date of purchase.

  • The ACHP is unable to issue refunds for e-learning courses once a credit card transaction has been processed.

  • We are not able to waive fees or accept a form of payment other than credit cards.

  • Pricing varies based on the length of the course and is listed in the E-Learning Course Catalog below.


HELP DESK
If you need technical assistance with account creation or passwords, processing a course registration through the ACHP E-Learning Portal, or accessing a course for which you have registered, please click on the Help Desk link on the Portal. If you have questions about what you will learn in our courses or other concerns about our distance learning program, please contact the ACHP by email at webinar@achp.gov.



E-Learning Course Catalog

New! Basics of NEPA and Section 106 Integration

In 2013, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the ACHP published NEPA and NHPA: A Handbook for Integrating NEPA and Section 106. The Handbook encourages these reviews to occur simultaneously with a continual exchange of information that allows determinations and recommendations in one review to inform the other. This short introduction will provide all stakeholders with the basic concepts and vocabulary presented in the Handbook and a foundation for stakeholder expectations in the review of federal projects, programs, and activities that may affect historic properties, including high priority infrastructure projects and other federal undertakings. This free course also serves as a starting point for federal, state, tribal, and local government staff; industry representatives and consultants; and others to build additional skills in this area through the more detailed and advanced courses - Coordinating NEPA and Section 106 and Substitution of NEPA for Section 106.

Cost: Free
Course Length: approximately 15 minutes
Access period: Indefinite


New! Coordinating NEPA and Section 106

Coordination of NEPA and Section 106 supports the interdisciplinary consideration of effects to the human environment, including historic properties; avoids duplication of effort to ensure timely reviews; enhances public and stakeholder involvement leading to outcomes aligned with public values; and promotes transparency and accountability in federal decision making. Building on the basic concepts and vocabulary presented in the Basics of NEPA and Section 106 Integration, this course builds skills in identifying and taking advantage of coordination opportunities when a federal project, program, or activity is subject to concurrent NEPA and Section 106 reviews. Through case examples and challenge questions, learners will apply the concepts in scenarios where an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or Environmental Assessment (EA) is prepared, or where a Categorical Exclusion (CE or CatEx) may apply.

Cost: $50
Course Length: approximately 45 minutes
Access period: 30 days from date of enrollment


Coming Soon! Substitution of NEPA for Section 106

In certain cases, a federal agency may elect to use the procedures and documentation required for the preparation of an EA/FONSI or EIS/ROD under NEPA to comply with Section 106. Building on the basic concepts and vocabulary presented in the Basics of NEPA and Section 106 Integration, this course builds skills in considering the use of the substitution approach and meeting the documentation standards  in the Section 106 regulations (36 CFR § 800.8(c)). The course assumes a working knowledge of the requirements of both NEPA and Section 106 and is well suited to practitioners proficient in either process. Through case examples and challenge questions, learners will develop the confidence to apply the principles of the substitution approach.


What is Section 106?

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act requires federal agencies to consider how projects they carry out, fund, license, approve, or permit may affect historic properties. This short introduction to Section 106 explains what the requirement means and how any citizen can learn more about federal projects and agencies' historic preservation planning responsibilities.

Cost:

Free

Course Length:

approximately 15 minutes

Access period:

Indefinite


Successfully Navigating Section 106 Review: An Orientation for Applicants

This course is designed to answer questions applicants for federal funding, permits, licenses, or other assistance may have about the review process required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The roles of federal agencies and applicants are highlighted in terms of how they contrast and complement each other to ensure historic properties receive consideration in project planning. This course introduces users to Section 106, explains how federal agencies review proposed projects, and discusses the roles that agency officials, State and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, and other parties play. It also suggests ways applicants can facilitate the review process by planning for and collaborating on ways to avoid adverse effects.

Cost:

$50

Course Length:

approximately 45 minutes

Access period:

30 days from date of enrollment