2000px-US-AdvisoryCouncilOnHistoricPreservation-Logo.svgSpecial Offer to Students of NCPE Member Institutions

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is offering two discount programs to students from National Council for Preservation Education member institutions.

The 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?

  • Information on the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the Section 106 process;
  • Real-life case studies to illustrate each step in the ACHP’s regulations, “Protection of Historic Properties”(36 CFR Part 800);
  • Practical advice on how to make Section 106 work smarter and more efficiently to resolve conflicts between development plans and historic preservation values; and
  • A revised curriculum handbook and a course CD, featuring model documents, guidance materials, and a reference library.


February 24-25 Washington, DC – National Building Museum
April 21-22 Scottsdale, Arizona – The Chaparral Suites
May 5-6 Washington, DC – National Building Museum
July 7-8 Pierre, South Dakota – Best Western Ramkota Hotel
August 11-12 Washington, DC – National Building Museum
September 9-10 Seattle, Washington – The Mayflower Park Hotel
November 3-4 NTHP Annual Conference – Washington, DC



Program #1 – A special rate of $100 (a discount of $395 off the regular fee) on a space available basis. Students will be notified of acceptance 10 days prior to beginning of the course.

Program #2 – Students may opt to pay a half-price rate of $250 for a confirmed seat.

To register, contact Cindy Bienvenue at cbienvenue@achp.gov to request an NCPE registration form.

For information on the course and locations, visit http://www.achp.gov/106essentials.html.

Hello again,
I am chairing the historic preservation track at the upcoming Building Technology Educators Symposium (BTES) conference June 24-27, 2015 in Salt Lake City and am soliciting your help in filling the preservation track with high quality papers and presentations. This is the first time BTES has included an historic preservation technology track and I am excited that NCPE can help make this a success. Please take a look at the links below. I encourage you to consider submitting a paper, if applicable to your teaching area, or passing along these links to your colleagues.

BTES Conference Information
BTES Call for Papers

Also if you or you know of someone who might want to be a paper submission reviewer, please let me know or have them contact me.

Best regards,
Robert A. Young
Chair, NCPE

NCPE’s Objectives

  • Encouraging and assisting in the development and improvement of historic preservation education programs and endeavors in the United States and elsewhere;
  • Coordinating efforts related to preservation education with public and private organizations and interested individuals;
  • Facilitating the collection, exchange and dissemination of information and ideas concerning preservation education;
  • Creating public awareness of endeavors in preservation education.