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 is international and the largest archaeological professional registry in the Americas—and we have a place for you!
Get paid more – RPAs 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 – The Register’s grievance process protects RPAs who follow the Code of Conduct (Code) and Standards for Research Performance (Standards). The Register supports RPAs against frivolous allegations when an investigation shows they upheld the Code and Standards.
Education – The Register screens and certifies continuing professional education programs and notifies RPAs of these opportunities to improve their professional practice in diverse and dynamic discipline.
Marketing – The Register promotes the use of RPAs through advertising and outreach to industry associations and the public. We increase the demand for RPAs by promoting the advantages of the use of registered, accountable professionals to those who hire archaeologists.