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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.

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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)


The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists e-learning module "Everyday ethics: an introduction to professional ethics and developing your ethical knowledge" has been approved for 0.5 Register CPE credits. Click the logo above for more information.

Contact admin@archaeologists.net for enrollment.

University of California, Riverside Extension

Take your heritage-related education and work experience a step further into business management. Learn how to achieve more successful heritage outcomes while being financially sustainable. Understand the basics of business management and how they apply to the heritage industry in for- and non-profit businesses, organizations, and cultural institutions. Heritage professionals with business skills are in demand. Whether an employee or an entrepreneur, establish yourself as a business-savvy professional that can simultaneously achieve better outcomes for both heritage resources and heritage organizations.


The UCR University Extension certificate program in Heritage Business Management is the first full certification program approved by the Register and can potentially earn up to 90 CPE credits. Click the logo above for more information.

Classes Begin October!

Upcoming events

    • 25 Jun 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)
    • 27 Jun 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)
    • Valley Forge, Pennslyvania

    ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID19 CONCERNS***

    Advanced Metal Detecting for the Archaeologist (AMDA) will present its 15th class offering in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, on June 25-27, 2021. The Valley Forge National Historical Park (National Park Service) will be the local partner for this class.

    AMDA is certified under the Register of Professional Archaeologists continuing professional education program. The goal of the class is to provide professional archaeologists with an understanding of current best practices in metal detecting and to provide the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a variety of devices from a variety of manufacturers.

    The course is offered as 24-credits. There are 8 hours of classroom work and the field portion is 16 hours.

    Fees will be $375.00 for 24 credits. At this class, both the classroom instruction and the fieldwork will be at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

    The field sessions will contribute to ongoing research for the National Park Service. Valley Forge is beginning a three-stage project at the purported (map projected) location of the winter quarters of the artillery under General Knox. These winter quarters were cabins like the other winter camps at Valley Forge. The project area will cover 12-16 acres of meadow.

    PLEASE NOTE: The class dates are subject to change dependent on Covid-19 issues. AMDA will structure the class to limit the classroom and follow NPS and our internally developed Covid-19 policies.

    All participants will adhere to class Covid-19 guidelines.


    Class size is limited to 30.


    Registration closes 25 May 2021.


    Training location: Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406.

    For more information visit the AMDA website at: http://amda.modernheritage.net/ 

    Joe Balicki at josephbalicki1@gmail.com

    or Joel Bohy at jrb712@comcast.net 


    ***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID19 CONCERNS***

    • 22 Jul 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC-04:00)
    • Nirtual

    Preservation and the CRM industry should be finding ways to address inherent bias against historically underrepresented communities, especially as it relates to identifying and evaluating properties in the built environment and historical archaeological resources.

    Frequently used research and outreach methods that CRM practitioners employ often do not effectively consider or reach underrepresented communities. Why is this? What are we missing? How can we do better? This webinar will provide strategies to answer these questions and more.

    Speakers will discuss provide case studies in which outreach is reframed to successfully consider the history and culture of historically underrepresented communities. Discussion will come from a panel representing a variety of lenses – academic field schools, not-for-profit preservation organizations, and CRM practitioners.

    This webinar will be the first in a series hosted by ACRA that explores effectively addressing historically underrepresented communities in historic preservation during regulatory processes and how to identify these communities and to engage in a meaningful manner.

    Learning Objectives:

    Understand strategies for the identification of historically underrepresented communities within a project area during the scoping process.

    Understand the barriers for reaching historically underrepresented communities to engage within the regulatory process.

    Understand how to creatively work within the existing regulatory environment to engage underrepresented communities to initiate public involvement in regulatory processes.


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    • 12 Aug 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC-04:00)
    • Virtual
    All CRM practitioners practice technical editing in the course of our daily jobs, and our deliverables count on clean, quick, accurate editing. Yet, we don’t have a consistent system or understanding of what technical editing is in general and how to best leverage it in a CRM setting. This webinar will go into topics discussed in the technical writing webinar, but more in-depth.

    The presentation will focus on training CRM employees, whether they are project directors, field technicians, or even administrative staff, to quickly target the most common errors in CRM technical reports, leverage the power of Word to be more consistent, introduce fewer errors in the process, and work more collaboratively with authors. Attendees will learn about:

    The principles and application of technical editing in CRM
    Introduction to plain language and its principle components
    How to create and apply a house style (important for consistency!)
    Understanding the difference between scholarly editing and technical editing
    How to use Word like a tool instead of a typewriter for more efficient and consistent technical editing

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    • 5 Oct 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 7 Dec 2021
    • (PST)

    Historic Preservation. Archaeological Consulting. Cultural Resource Management. Museums. Heritage Tourism.

    Take your heritage-related education and work experience a step further into business management. Learn how to achieve more successful heritage outcomes while being financially sustainable. Understand the basics of business management and how they apply to the heritage industry in for- and non-profit businesses, organizations, and cultural institutions. Heritage professionals with business skills are in demand. Whether an employee or an entrepreneur, establish yourself as a business-savvy professional that can simultaneously achieve better outcomes for both heritage resources and heritage organizations.



    • 14 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC-04:00)
    • Virtual
    In a world of viral tweets and social media influencers, the past is getting swept under the rug. The work of cultural resource management (CRM) firms is often regulated to gray literature, a checked box before breaking ground. Nevertheless, our efforts reveal powerful human stories with the power to inspire, to educate, to bring change. This webinar provides a virtual “bootcamp” that offers baseline training in the principles of storytelling, photography, videography, public speaking, and social media. Not only will participants leave with a better understanding of the benefits of meaningful public outreach in CRM, but the skillset to try it out on their own.

    Learning Objectives

    Understand the five principles of storytelling;
    Understand the mechanics of capturing quality photography;
    Understand the mechanics of capturing quality video;
    Learn how to give an informative and engaging presentation for a technical audience;
    Learn how to give a public talk for a general audience;

    Learn how to share content on social media.


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    • 9 Dec 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC-05:00)
    • 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.


    Register Now!


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