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register-certified CPE Courses

Below you will find upcoming courses for continuing your professional education that have been certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists. Read more about the CPE Certification Program here.


Everyday ethics: an introduction to professional ethics and developing your ethical knowledge - as archaeologists, we make daily ethical decisions. This module gives you an introduction to professional ethics and explains how the CIfA Code of conduct, standards and guidance help us to avoid acting unethically. It also gives some tips on how to develop your ethical knowledge and sets out a series of everyday ethical scenarios you might encounter and asks you to consider how you might react. You can go through the case studies on your own but it might also be beneficial to discuss them with your colleagues. Duration: 20-25 minutes (free for CIfA members; £5 for non-members)E

Everyday ethics: an introduction to professional ethics and developing your ethical knowledge" has been approved for 0.5 Register CPE credits.

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Upcoming events

    • 7 Dec 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Dig Up the Funding: Strategic Ways to Increase Support for Research and Public Outreach

    When: December 07, 2021 1:00-2:00 PM

    Duration: 1 hour

    Certification: RPA-certified


    Individual Registration: Free to SAA members; $69 for non-members

    Group Registration: Free to SAA members; $89 for non-members

    This seminar will survey strategic and adaptive ways in which academic, applied, and independent archaeologists can maximize the potential for obtaining financial support for research and outreach endeavors. From crowd funding to grant writing to finding the perfect individual donor, learn about resources, methods, and techniques to enhance the funding streams that get projects across the finish line.

    • 9 Dec 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual
    Federal agencies are strongly encouraged to submit Section 106 documentation for these purposes using e106, as it expedites a critical step in Section 106 review and encourages complete and accurate submissions. Join us as experts from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation discuss documentation and the e106 system.

    This webinar was designed and developed by the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, which is an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.

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    • 27 Jan 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual

    Step by Step: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act

    Program Instructor: Kimball M. Banks

    This course is a deep dive into the steps required for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and its integration into the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Roles and responsibilities of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, lead federal agency, SHPO, THPO, tribes, consultants, and consulting parties are explained in each step. NEPA in Indian Country in respect to Public Law 93-638, the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act will be explained.

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    • 3 Mar 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual

    Preparing to Direct Your First Field Project: Safety and Logistical Considerations

    Program Instructor: Kaitlyn Davis

    Graduate schools provide students opportunities for fieldwork and training in archaeological methods and theory, but they often overlook instruction in field safety and well-being. We suggest that more explicit guidance on how to conduct safe fieldwork will improve the overall success of student-led projects and prepare students to direct safe and successful fieldwork programs as professionals. In this seminar, we draw on the experiences of current and recent graduate students as well as professors who have overseen graduate fieldwork to outline key considerations in improving field safety and well-being and to offer recommendations for specific training and safety protocols. While discussing these considerations and recommendations, we will use both domestic and international field project examples, as well as those involving community collaboration. The resources and recommendations provided in this seminar will be especially useful for projects whose crews are comprised at least partially of students, interns, or volunteers.

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Past events

1 Dec 2021 An Outline for Teaching Curation in the Classroom and in the Field
17 Nov 2021 Virtual Heritage and Public Archaeology
19 Oct 2021 Exploring Power Dynamics, Responsibility, and Accountability in Archaeological Practice: Part II
14 Oct 2021 Storytelling in CRM: Moving Beyond Producing Gray Literature
12 Oct 2021 Exploring Power Dynamics, Responsibility, and Accountability in Archaeological Practice: Part I
5 Oct 2021 Historic Ceramics Identification
30 Sep 2021 An Introduction to Effective Mentoring in Archaeology
12 Aug 2021 Technical Editing for CRM
22 Jul 2021 Reframing Public Outreach: Addressing Historically Underrepresented Communities in CRM
25 Jun 2021 Advanced Metal Detecting for the Archaeologist
25 May 2021 LiDAR Recordation Techniques for Cultural Resources: Selecting an Application for Your Project
18 Mar 2021 Tele-Networking: In-Person Events are Canceled, Now What?
23 Feb 2021 Archaeology at a Distance: Engaging Learners in Remote Classrooms
4 Feb 2021 Perishable Material Culture: An Introduction to Analysis and Documentation
12 Jan 2021 Professional Rock Art Recording: Simplified and Accurate
15 Dec 2020 Improving Your Archaeological Skills: How to Write Better Technical Reports
3 Dec 2020 Introduction to Bayesian Chronological Modeling
20 Nov 2020 Defining Mitigation in Cultural Resource Management
5 Nov 2020 An Introduction to Geoarchaeology: How Understanding Basic Soils, Sediments, and Landforms can make you a Better Archaeologist
22 Oct 2020 Underwater Cultural Heritage: An ACUA Seminar
6 Oct 2020 How to Turn Your Discussion Into a Book
17 Sep 2020 High Quality Artifact Photography
2 Sep 2020 Magnetometer Survey for Archaeology

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