Section 106 Essentials

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 from federal agencies, State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian Organizations, applicants in the Section 106 process, and others. This course focuses on applying the vocabulary and principles of the Section 106 review process in real-world scenarios. Small group exercises and knowledge checks will also help participants in the course to:

  • Define common terms in Section 106 reviews,
  • Apply the four-step Section 106 review process to example federal undertakings from your own experience,
  • Practice identifying consulting parties and planning to involve the public,
  • Identify strategies to avoid adverse effects, and
  • Discover the ways to conclude Section 106 reviews.

All courses are taught by ACHP staff with significant practical experience managing Section 106 cases and developing program improvements.

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Payment can be made by credit card. Federal employees may submit an SF 182 in lieu of a credit card. Registration = $475.00. (Includes morning and afternoon snacks.)

If you are a current undergraduate or graduate student in a related subject, e-mail or call 202-517-0205 for student pricing and special offers.

The ACHP does not offer group discounts. If your agency or organization has 20 or more individuals interested in this course, consider a By-Request or Tailored Course.


Registrants who cancel at least 14 days prior to the start of the course will receive a full refund minus a 15% processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made fewer than 14 days before the start of the course; however, substitutions may be made at no cost up until three days before the course begins. All cancellations must be made in writing.


The ACHP schedules all courses in facilities that meet federal accessibility requirements. Students with special accessibility needs should e-mail  or call 202-517-0205.


For registration, hotel/travel information, group discounts, and other questions, e-mail  or call 202-517-0205.

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