Classroom Training Courses

The Section 106 Basics is a one-day overview course for early-career cultural resources practitioners as well as managers/decision makers from federal agencies, State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian Organizations, applicants in the Section 106 process, and others. Through small group exercises and knowledge checks, a participant will apply the four-step Section 106 review process to example undertakings from your own experience, practice identifying consulting parties and planning to involve the public, describe an Area of Potential Effect, identify strategies to avoid adverse effects, and practice documenting a mitigation commitment in a sample agreement stipulation.

By-Request and Tailored 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: The Section 106 Basics can be scheduled at a location 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 your facility. By-request courses offer cost savings for larger groups (18 or more) and can avoid or reduce travel expenditures. Webinars can also be scheduled by request at a cost savings for 12 or more log-ins.

  • Tailored courses: The ACHP staff develops classroom training ranging from a half day to multiple days based on an organization’s individual needs. We can also develop webinars or e-Learning products 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 and CD 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.”

Which course is right for you?

We are often asked which of our courses is most suitable given a student's familiarity with the Section 106 process. The following considerations can help you select a course that best meets your needs.

I am new to Section 106. The Section 106 Basics course is designed for you. Whether its your new full-time job, a process you'll participate in on an occasional to frequent basis, or just a keen interest to you, the one-day Basics course will outline the process, define terms, and help calibrate expectations for timelines and outcomes.

I lead or participate in Section 106 reviews frequently or all-day-every-day. The Section 106 Essentials provides the detailed walk through of the Section 106 process that you're looking for with opportunities to apply key concepts in small group exercises. 

I routinely lead or participate in Section 106 reviews of complex, controversial undertakings. If you have been professionally involved in Section 106 reviews a while and/or have taken the ACHP's Section 106 Essentials course (or similar), the Advanced Section 106 Seminar may be your best fit. The discussion-based one-day course revisits key principles of Section 106 review highlighting best practices to manage Section 106 consultation with a large number of parties and builds skills in identifying and development more creative mitigation solutions and documenting outcomes in Section 106 agreements.

One and two-day training for professional development and skill building - available on our schedule or yours by request