Classroom Training Courses

The Section 106 Essentials is an 8-hour course, in two, four-hour sessions, for anyone interested in an overview of the Section 106 review process. The course is particularly helpful for managers/decision makers and early-career cultural resources practitioners and focuses on applying the vocabulary and principles of the Section 106 review process in real-world scenarios.
The Section 106 Agreements Seminar is a 4-hour, single-session course that builds skills in managing consultation and documenting agreed upon steps to resolve adverse effects in a Section 106 review of a federal undertaking. The seminar is designed for cultural resources, environmental, and legal practitioners who are fluent in the Section 106 implementing regulations and the review process.
The Section 106 Practitioners Workshop is a 16-hour course, in four, four-hour sessions, in which participants explore best practices and build skills in the application of the Section 106 review process to federal undertakings. The course is well-suited to individuals who participate in Section 106 reviews on a routine basis and need to further develop or maintain fluency in the vocabulary and concepts of Section 106 review in complex situations.

COVID-19 Emergency

Because of the continuing COVID-19 Emergency, the ACHP is not planning any in-person classroom courses in FY 2022. 

By-Request and Tailored Digital Classroom Courses

The ACHP offers two approaches to meet the Section 106 training needs of federal, state, tribal, and local agencies and other organizations:

  • By-request courses: Any of the ACHP's digital classroom courses can be scheduled at a date and time convenient to the course sponsor. Course content, materials, and classroom experience are the same as our open-enrollment courses with the ease of using our or your videoconferencing system. By-request courses offer cost savings for larger groups (20 or more)  Webinars can also be scheduled by request at a cost savings for 15 or more log-ins.

  • Tailored courses: The ACHP staff develops digital classroom training ranging from a 4- to 8-hours based on an organization’s individual needs. We can also develop webinars by request. Content, exercises, reference materials, and delivery methods can be designed to meet specific goals the organization has for improving federal historic preservation review and compliance programs. 

E-mail us at training@achp.gov to request our assistance in meeting your Section 106 training needs and objectives.

Why choose the ACHP for Section 106 training?

Up-to-the-minute regulatory knowledge

Information on current guidance, policy, and best practices comes straight from the agency with oversight responsibility for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and nationwide experience in managing the review process.

Engaging instructors

All ACHP courses are taught by experienced staff members who assist a wide range of stakeholders in navigating the review process in their daily work. Past participants give ACHP instructors high marks for being knowledgeable and receptive to questions.

Tools for practical application

Our approach to Section 106 training includes case studies and exercises that allow participants to practice application of regulatory information to real-world scenarios. All classroom courses provide a handbook with additional sample documents, guidance, and reference materials.

What past participants are saying:

  • “Best Section 106 course I have had to date.”
  • “This was a very informative and well-designed course; it was clear that the instructors were very passionate about this topic….”
  • “I’m leaving this training with a wealth of knowledge and a sigh of relief knowing that I can embark on a Section 106 review without fear or hesitation.”

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