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