Join nearly 4,000 leading archaeologists in 16 countries who are making a commitment to disciplinary advancement through professionalism and accountability!
Your professional home – The Register of Professional Archaeologists is international and the largest archaeological professional registry in the Americas—and we have a place for you!
Get paid more – RPAs and RAs generally receive higher salaries and greater job responsibilities than archaeologists who are not registered.
Work in more places – Registration as an RPA is required to do archaeological work in many jurisdictions, and the list is growing every day.
Support for good behavior – Our grievance process protects RPAs and RAs who follow the Code of Conduct (Code) and Standards for Research Performance (Standards). The Register of Professional Archaeologists supports RPAs and RA’s against frivolous allegations when an investigation shows they upheld the Code and Standards.
Education – We screen and certify continuing professional education programs and notify RPAs and RA’s of these opportunities to improve their professional practice in diverse and dynamic discipline.
Marketing – The Register of Professional Archaeologists promotes the use of RPAs and RA’s through advertising and outreach to industry associations and the public. We increase the demand for RPAs and RAs by promoting the advantages of the use of registered, accountable professionals to those who hire archaeologists.