Section 106 Essentials - digital classroom

The Section 106 Essentials is an 8-hour 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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Digital Classroom

In our digital classroom, we will replicate our interactive classroom experience using Zoomgov (a FedRAMP compliant application), and continue to foster live (and lively) discussion with poll questions and small group exercises. To participate in the class, you will need to use a computer or tablet device with a webcam, speakers, audio, and with the downloaded and installed Zoom 5.0 (or later) app. Please ensure that you will have access to appropriate equipment and the Zoom app prior to registering for the course.

Two, 4-Hour Sessions on Consecutive Days

The 8-hour course will be presented in two, four-hour sessions on consecutive days. Day 1 (Tuesday) will begin at 12:30 pm and end by 4:30 pm Eastern time. Day 2 (Wednesday) will also begin at 12:30 pm and end by 4:30 pm Eastern time. 


Payment can be made by credit card. Federal employees may submit an SF 182 in lieu of a credit card. Registration = $350.

If you are a current 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. 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.


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.


Students 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

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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