Section 106 Agreements Seminar - digital and in-person classroom course

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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 curriculum provides instruction on how to build consensus and develop agreement documents that can be successfully implemented. Discussion and group exercises aid course participants to do the following:

  • Determine when consulting parties are ready to begin drafting a Section 106 Agreement,
  • Distinguish whether a Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement or Programmatic Agreement is best suited to your needs,
  • Document avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures as clear, implementable agreement stipulations, and
  • Determine when enough consultation has occurred to begin signing the Section 106 Agreement.

All courses are taught by ACHP staff with expertise and practical experience in managing Section 106 cases and developing agreement documents.


This course is for cultural resources, environmental, and legal practitioners and project managers/decision makers with current experience participating in Section 106 reviews. Participants should have a working knowledge of the four steps of the Section 106 review process. Those without such knowledge or experience are encouraged to take an introductory course, such as the Section 106 Essentials or other similar course, prior to this course. Participants may register for the Section 106 Essentials and this course in the same week.

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Two delivery formats: digital only and in-person (with digital backup)

In our digital classroom, we will create an interactive classroom experience using Zoomgov (a FedRAMP compliant application) and foster a live (and lively) discussion with poll questions and small group exercises. The four-hour course will be presented in one session, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending by 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.

To participate in the class, you will need to use a computer or tablet device with a webcam, speakers, microphone, and with the downloaded and installed Zoom 5.8.6 (or later) app. A minimum Internet bandwidth of 1.0 Mbps/600kbps (up/down) is also recommended. Please ensure that you will have access to appropriate equipment, Zoom app, and Internet access prior to registering for a digital only course.

In 2023, the ACHP will resume in-person sessions of this course, conditions permitting. The ACHP and course participants will follow applicable health guidelines on the day(s) of the offering. Ten days before the scheduled in-person session, the ACHP staff will review applicable health guidelines and either confirm the in-person session or notify participants that the session will be converted to a digital classroom offering occurring on two consecutive days as described above. If applicable health guidelines become more restrictive after such a 10-day confirmation of an in-person session, the ACHP will notify course registrants about its plans for the course as soon as reasonably possible. If you have any questions about these procedures, please e-mail before registering.

The in-person classroom sessions will be presented in a single, four-hour session, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending by 12:30 p.m. local time.


Payment can be made by credit card. Federal employees may submit an SF 182 in lieu of a credit card. Registration = $400

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

The ACHP does not offer group discounts for its public offerings. If your agency or organization has 20 or more individuals interested in this course, e-mail or call 202-517-0205 to request and contract for a special offering.

Digital Participants Handbook

Registered participants for a digital offering will receive by email PDF files comprising the Participants Handbook. The files include the course agenda, handout for notetaking, reference materials for use during the course, and additional files for reference after the course.

Participants in an in-person offering will receive a printed copy of the Participants Handbook at check-in for the session.

Certificate of Completion

Within one week of the course, each participant will receive a certificate of completion by email, suitable for submittal to your supervisor and/or accreditation organization.


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.


Registrants with special accessibility needs should e-mail or call 202-517-0205.


For registration and other questions, e-mail or call 202-517-0205.

Dates, Location, & Registration

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