Section 106 Practitioners Workshop – in-person classroom

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The Section 106 Practitioners Workshop is a 16-hour classroom course, presented in two, 8-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 do the following:

  • 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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In-person classroom with digital backup

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. 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 16-hour course will be presented in two, 8-hour sessions on consecutive days (Tuesday-Wednesday), beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending by 4:30 p.m. local time on both days.

If it becomes necessary to convert to the digital classroom, the 16-hour course will be presented in four, 4-hour session on consecutive days (Monday-Thursday), beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending by 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on each day.


Payment can be made by credit card. Federal employees may submit an SF 182 in lieu of a credit card. Registration = $550.

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.

 Participants Handbook

Registrants will receive a printed copy of the Participants Handbook at check-in for the first session. The Handbook will 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.

2023 Schedule

Dates, Location, & Registration

Registration Forms

There are no upcoming offerings for this course.