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affiliated societies program

The Affiliated Societies Program for the Register of Professional Archaeologists was approved by the Board at the January 2015 Board meeting. This program is open to state level archaeological professional councils, state archaeological societies, and regional, national, and international archaeological societies. The basic requirements for becoming an affiliated society are 1) for the society to embrace the Register’s Code of Conduct and Standards of Research Performance as their own statement on ethics; and 2) the payment of an annual fee to the Register that is based on the size of their membership.

Annual fees for affiliated societies

Affiliated Societies are billed for their annual dues each December for the following calendar year.

If a society is interested in becoming an affiliate of the Register, their annual fees are calculated as follows (please note that annual fees must be in US Dollars):

  • Societies with 1-250 members $100 per year
  • Societies with 251-499 members $250 per year
  • Societies with 500 or more members $500 per year


By becoming affiliated with The Register of Professional Archaeologists, you’re creating a valuable benefit for your members. Members of RPA-affiliated societies pay discounted registration/renewal fees. That’s a savings of $40 over the unaffiliated registration fee! Plus your members who are also registrants also get access to Register-exclusive content such as JSTOR, continuing education resources, and much more.


To become an affiliated society of the Register, please email The Register at executivedirector@rpanet.org with a copy of:

    • A board resolution that your society will embrace the Register Code of Conduct and Standards of Research Performance
    • A copy of your bylaws
    • A list of your officers and members

Please note: the affiliated society fee will be billed October 1 and due by December 31 so the discounted fee can be applied to Registrant renewals for the following year. 

The discounted fee can be applied immediately to new Registrant applicants (given society payment is received). Discounted fees cannot be applied retroactively.

Click here to access the current list of Register-approved Affiliated Societies.

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