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The Register of Professional Archaeologists is a community of professional archaeologists. Our mission is to establish and adhere to standards and ethics that represent and adapt to the dynamic field of archaeology and to provide a resource for entities who rely on professional archaeology services.

Important Announcements

 The Register of Professional   Archaeologists Appoints Association   Industry Veteran as its New Executive   Director

 COLUMBUS, OHIO (July 19, 2022) The Columbus Dental Society has   announced Michael O’Toole, CAE, as the Society’s new Executive Director.

 A Certified Association Executive (CAE) with more than 25 years’   experience in association management, O’Toole focuses his commitment to   excellence by targeting and reinforcing the value of leadership, education   and meetings oversight. Prior to his role with the Register, O’Toole worked   for The Columbus Dental Society; ASM International; The American Society   for Nondestructive Testing; The American Ceramic Society; The Ohio   Lumbermen’s Association; and the American Immigration Lawyers   Association. 

 “I am very excited about my new role with the Register,” O’Toole said.  This   is a phenomenal organization, and I cannot over-stress how pleased I am to   be a part of it.” 

The Register of Professional Archaeologists has joined the Archaeological Organizations of the World in releasing an important statement on the crisis in Ukraine. 

"We express solidarity with the people of Ukraine and also with the many Russian and Belarussian scholars who maintain an independent, fact-based approach to understanding both current and past events."

To read the entire statement download the PDF here.

The Register values on-going professional development, however, the proposal to require continuing education credits has been tabled by the Board of Directors due to the COVID-19 crisis.

We will revisit this issue in the fall or whenever it seems appropriate to do so. No continuing education credits will be require at this time.

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One of the major goals of the Register of Professional Archaeologists is to provide and enforce the organization’s Code of Conduct (Code) and the Standards of Research Performance (Standards). The grievance hotline connects you directly to the Grievance Coordinator, avoiding office staff and intermediaries, for confidential consultation and information.

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Grievance Hotline: (410) 246-2150 

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