Section 106 Essentials - digital and in-person classroom course

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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 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 do the following:

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

In our digital sessions, 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 eight-hour course will be presented in two, four-hour sessions on consecutive days. On Day 1 (Tuesday) and Day 2 (Wednesday) the class will begin at 12:30 p.m. and end 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.

In-person sessions of the course will be presented in a single 8-hour session (Wednesday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending by 4:30 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 = $450.

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.

Participants Handbook

Registered participants for the digital only 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 classroom course offering, 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 email or call 202-517-0205.


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


Dates, Location, & Registration

Course size is limited to promote an active discussion, so we encourage you to register early. Click a course location for more detailed information.

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ACHP Conference Room, National Building Museum