Classroom Training Courses

The Section 106 Essentials is an 8-hour course in two delivery formats 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. This course 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 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.

By-Request and Tailored 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 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 or conference room, conditions permitting. 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: ACHP staff can develop classroom training ranging from 4 to 8 hours based on an organization’s 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. 

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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. Past participants have routinely given ACHP instructors high marks for the content and quality of training and for their receptiveness to participants' questions.

Tools for practical application

Our approach to Section 106 training includes case studies and exercises that allow participants to practice the 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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