e-Learning Course Overview

The ACHP offers FREE online courses on Section 106 topics. Each course offers self-paced interactive presentations and downloadable reference documents. Courses of 30 minutes or more offer a certificate of completion and incorporate knowledge checks that let you apply your learning to case scenarios or quiz questions.

Take a course online in a few easy steps

  • Navigate to the ACHP’s e-Learning Portal, and select “Register here” to create an account. You will need to provide an e-mail address and basic contact information.
  • Review our e-learning course descriptions below to choose a course that meets your needs.
  • Navigate to the Course Catalog. You may need IT help from your federal agency or company to ensure pop-ups are enabled for the website. Click “Enroll” for the selected course.
  • Navigate to My Courses to launch the enrolled course, and learn at your own pace. 
  • Once you've completed a course, you will be able to print a certificate of completion by following instructions on the e-Learning Portal.

System Requirements

The ACHP's e-Learning courses are best viewed in Google Chrome or Safari. Some courses include an audio narration. You will need speakers or a headset to hear audio narration. A transcript of the narration may be viewed within the online player. Other courses include video segments with subtitles.

Accessibility

We strive to meet current ADA standards and the needs of all users. If you encounter challenges in using our e-Learning courses, please contact us at training@achp.gov.

Help Desk

If you need technical assistance with account creation or passwords, processing a course registration through the ACHP e-Learning Portal, or accessing a course for which you have registered, please click on the Help Desk link on the Portal. If you have questions about what you will learn in our courses or other concerns about our distance learning program, please email training@achp.gov.

By request e-Learning courses

The ACHP can work with your federal agency or organization to provide SCORM- and ADA-compliant packages of our published e-Learning courses for use in an existing Learning Management System (LMS). 

The ACHP can also work with your federal agency or organization to develop by request Section 106 topics as an e-Learning course tailored to your audience and learning objectives. For more information about these by request e-Learning opportunities, please email training@achp.gov.

Online, on demand Section 106 courses available when you are

Course Catalog

This free online e-Learning course is a short introduction to Section 106, explaining what the requirement means and how any citizen can learn more about federal projects and agencies' historic preservation planning responsibilities.
Cost:
Free
Course Length:
15 minutes
Access Period:
Indefinite
This online e-Learningcourse is designed to answer questions applicants for federal funding, permits, licenses, or other assistance may have about the review process required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Cost:
Free
Course Length:
45 minutes
Access Period:
Indefinite
Building on the basic concepts and vocabulary presented in the "Basics of NEPA and Section 106 Integration," this online e-Learning course builds skills in identifying and taking advantage of coordination opportunities when a federal project, program, or activity is subject to concurrent NEPA and Section 106 reviews. Through case examples and challenge questions, learners will apply the concepts in scenarios where an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or Environmental Assessment (EA) is prepared, or where a Categorical Exclusion (CE or CatEx) may apply.
Cost:
Free
Course Length:
45 minutes
Access Period:
Indefinite
This free online e-Learning course is a short introduction to all stakeholders to the basic concepts and vocabulary presented in the 2013 NEPA and Section 106 Handbook and a foundation for stakeholder expectations in the review of federal projects, programs, and activities that may affect historic properties, including high priority infrastructure projects and other federal undertakings.
Cost:
Free
Course Length:
15 minutes
Access Period:
Indefinite

This course will develop understanding and skills for federal, cultural resources, environmental review, and program/project management staff to interact and work with Indian tribes early in the Section 106 process. It will also prepare consultants and applicants seeking federal licenses, permits, grants, and other approvals to work with Indian tribes as they plan and develop pre-application information for their projects.

Cost:
Free
Course Length:
90 minutes
Access Period:
Indefinite

This e-Learning course is designed to assist Native Hawaiian Community members and leaders advance their understanding of the Section 106 review process and increase awareness of strategies for engaging in consultation. It is also intended to enhance the abilities of the Native Hawaiian Community, through NHOs, to effectively interact and work with federal agencies during the Section 106 review process and project implementation.

Cost:
Free
Course Length:
90 minutes
Access Period:
Indefinitely

In the wake of major emergencies and disasters, the federal government plays a key role in restoring community life and economy. In this course, we'll distinguish examples of immediate rescue and salvage from urgent and essential response undertakings, understand the Section 106 requirements and timelines of each, review the steps of the expedited Section 106 process, and apply them to real life scenarios.

Cost:
Free
Course Length:
60 minutes
Access Period:
Indefinitely