Classroom Training Courses

The Section 106 Essentials is a one-day course 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 one-day 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 two-day 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.

COVID-19 Emergency

Because of the COVID-19 Emergency, the ACHP has CANCELED all of our classroom courses in 2020. We are also not proposing or contracting for any new by-request and tailored classroom courses in 2020. 

We are working to establish online "Zoomroom" offerings of the Section 106 Essentials and the Section 106 Agreements Seminar for Fall 2020. Check back, as more information will be posted here.

Thanks for your continued interest in our courses, even in this challenging time. Be sure to check our Section 106 eLearning, which continue to be offered and are FREE!

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: Any of the ACHP's classroom courses 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 (20 or more) and can avoid or reduce travel expenditures. Due to the COVID-19 Emergency, the ACHP is not making new commitments for classroom courses in 2020. Webinars can also be scheduled by request at a cost savings for 15 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. Due to the COVID-19 Emergency, the ACHP is not making new commitments for classroom courses in 2020. 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.”

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