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2015 Section 106 Essentials Schedule
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Course Outline

Looking for the Advanced Section 106 Seminar?

Course Description

An in-depth look at federal historic preservation review responsibilities under the National Historic Preservation Act.

imageThe Section 106 Essentials is a two-day course designed for those who are new to federal historic preservation compliance or those who want a refresher on the Section 106 regulations and review process. This course explains the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, which applies any time a federal, federally assisted, or federally approved activity might affect a property listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

What will you learn in The Section 106 Essentials?

  • Understand the relationship of federal historic preservation review requirements to the National Historic Preservation Act;
  • Determine whether a Section 106 review is required and who should participate in a review;
  • Carry out or participate in the four-step procedure through which federal agencies fulfill their project planning review requirements under Section 106;
  • Participate in consultation to consider alternatives and resolve conflicts between federal or federally-assisted development and historic preservation.

This course features a real-life case study illustrating each step in the ACHP's regulations, “Protection of Historic Properties” (36 CFR Part 800). ACHP staff instructors provide practical advice on how to make Section 106 work smarter and more efficiently to resolve conflicts between development plans and historic preservation values. Participants receive a handbook of reference materials and a CD containing model documents, guidance materials, and reference links.

AIA/CES and AICP CM Information AIA/CES logo  AICP CM logo

The ACHP is pleased to be a Certification Maintenance (CM) Provider for the American Planning Association/American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). The ACHP is also registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education system (AIA/CES) for The Section 106 Essentials. AIA members may obtain 12 learning units and AICP members may obtain 12 CM credits for this course. A sign up sheet for both of these programs will be available at the registration table when you sign in at the training. 

Who should attend?

The Section 106 Essentials is appropriate for federal, state, or local government officials, tribal representatives, and private consultants who encounter federal preservation regulations in their jobs, as well as members of the public with an interest in historic preservation. Experienced practitioners seeking a refresher in the regulations will also find this course suited to their needs.

2015 course locations and dates

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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Please review the cancellation policy prior to registering.



Registration Forms

February 24-25 

Washington, DC
National Building Museum

Course Completed
April 21-22 

Scottsdale, Arizona
Chaparral Hotel

Course Completed
May 5-6

Washington, DC
National Building Museum

Course Completed
July 7-8

Pierre, South Dakota
Best Western Ramkota

Course Completed
August 11-12

Washington, DC
National Building Museum

Course Completed
September 9-10

Seattle, Washington
Mayflower Park Hotel

Course Completed
November 2-3 Washington, DC
National Building Museum
*New Date and Location!*  
Class full
November 5-6 Washington, DC
National Building Museum
Just Added! By popular demand
Credit Card Only
Registration Form - Groups
Registration Form - Pay By Check


All courses are taught by senior ACHP staff who have significant practical experience with Section 106 cases and developing program improvements.


Payment can be made by credit card or check, or Federal employees may submit an SF 182.

  • Regular registration = $495.00 (includes light breakfast and afternoon snack).
  • Early bird registration through December 31, 2014 = $450.00 (includes light breakfast and afternoon snack).
  • Group discounts available – see group registration forms for discounts.


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.


The ACHP schedules all courses in facilities that meet federal accessibility requirements. Students with special accessibility needs should contact Cindy Bienvenue at 202-517-0202.


For registration, hotel/travel information, group discounts and other frequently asked questions, contact Cindy Bienvenue at or call 202-517-0202.

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