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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.

Upcoming Certified Courses

    • 13 Oct 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual

    From Expert to Expert Witness: What Archaeologists Need to Know

    Program Instructor : Christopher Dore

    Applying one’s archaeological expertise to the legal system as an expert witness is rewarding and provides the potential to assist in site protection. However, the legal system operates under a different set of rules and practices. Archaeologists often take on their first job as an expert witness without understanding the context, role, and rules of a legal expert. Without this understanding, archaeologists often end up having a stressful and unrewarding experience, being ineffective, and could have their professional reputations damaged. This seminar provides an introductory overview of the basic information need to successfully transfer one’s skills as an archaeological expert to those of an effective archaeological expert witness. Topics include qualifications, rules of evidence, contracts, best practices, marketing, reporting, communication, testimony, and ethics.


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Past Courses

3 Mar 2022 Preparing to Direct Your First Field Project: Safety and Logistical Considerations
27 Jan 2022 Step by Step: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act
9 Dec 2021 Documentation and e106
7 Dec 2021 Dig Up the Funding: Strategic Ways to Increase Support for Research and Public Outreach
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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