As of January 1, 2020, the Register of Professional Archaeologists will offer a new category of registration: Registered Archaeologist (RA). The Registered Archaeologist certification is designed for those who are dedicated to a professional career as an archaeologist but who have not, or not yet, received their master’s degree.
The online process (Apply Now) requires that all applicants:
Registered Archaeologist applicants are required to upload an RA Sponsorship Form with their application. The RA Sponsorship Form must be completed by an active RPA who sponsors the applicant and endorses their application.
We ask that all RPA’s abide by our Code of Conduct and ethic policies when filling out the Sponsorship form for applicants.
If you have any questions regarding the new Registrant category please contact the Register’s Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 931-8100.
With your application, you must submit:
Please Also Note:
Effective January 1, 2020, applications for RA and RPA registration must be accompanied by an official transcript from an accredited institution. Diplomas and unofficial transcripts are only acceptable in rare cases and only if prior arrangements with the Registrar are made.
Upon application submission you will receive a prompt reply from the Register confirming receipt and providing a link to the invoice for the non-refundable application fee ($35). Upon application acceptance, you will receive a notification with a link to the invoice for your initial annual registration fee. The $35 application fee is waived for applicants who have received their degree within the six (6) months prior to application submission. The annual registration fee is $99.
Please Note: The standard application fee will be waived in 2020!
You can read more about our application review process and timeline here.