Section 106 Practitioners Workshop – digital classroom

The Section 106 Practitioners Workshop is a 16-hour digital classroom course, in four, four-hour sessions, 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. Small group and other exercises aid the participants to:

  • Apply vocabulary and procedural benchmarks of the Section 106 review process in real-world scenarios,
  • Diagnose issues with and improve coordination of a Section 106 review with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA),
  • Identify challenges with and strategies to improve consultation with Indian tribes/Native Hawaiian organizations and other consulting parties to facilitate historic preservation outcomes and agreement,
  • Anticipate and experiment with best practices to avoid common pitfalls and roadblocks in Section 106 review, and
  • Apply risk assessment tools to expedite review timeframes and improve the effectiveness of Section 106 consultation.


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.

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Digital Classroom

In our digital classroom, we will create an interactive classroom experience using Zoomgov (a FedRAMP compliant application), and 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, microphone, 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.

Four, Four-Hour Sessions over Two Weeks

The 16-hour course will be presented in four, four-hour sessions over two weeks. You must attend all four sessions of the offering to complete the course. Each session will begin at 12:30 pm and end by 4:30 pm Eastern time on the scheduled dates.


Payment can be made by credit card. Federal employees may submit an SF 182 in lieu of a credit card. Registration = $500.

Registration is for all four sessions of the course. Individual session registration is not available.

Student pricing is not available for this advanced course because it is not suited to student participants.

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 will receive by email PDF files comprising the Participants Handbook. The files include the course agenda, handouts for notetaking, reference materials for use during the course, and additional files for reference after the course.

Certificate of Completion

Within one week of the fourth course session, 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

Registration Forms

There are no upcoming offerings for this course.