Register of Professional Archaeologists

Application for Registration

Thank you for your interest in applying for Registration. This form is used to submit your qualification details to The Register for review.
The Student/Early Career category is for those currently enrolled or graduated with a B.A. or equivalent in the past 2 years with a declared Major in Anthropology, Classics, or another germane discipline with a specialization in archaeology from an accredited institution. You will be required to provide an unofficial transcript as proof of enrollment dates and the recommendation of an active Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) in good standing. 
If you click the Log In button next to where it says "Save and Return", you can create a New User Account. This will allow you to save your work and return later if you are unable to complete it in one sitting. There is also a "Save Progress" button at the bottom of this form. (Note that you are ONLY setting up a login for this specific form. This will NOT be your RPA login.)
* Incomplete applications older than 90 Days will be deleted.

Save & Return

Creating an account allows you to save your work. This login is ONLY for this form.

Personal Information

First and last name entered below will be used in your certificate should you be approved. Degree will be indicated in the suffix.
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Mailing Address

If approved, your registration materials will be mailed to the address below.  RPA Headquarters is not responsible to returned materials due to change of address and applicant will be responsible for submitting a replacement request form (additional cost). 


If your mailing address changes after submitting your application, contact

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Degree Program

Note that all student applicants must provide an unofficial transcript. A thesis/CV is not required but is preferred.
Degree Program: *

Registrant Recommendation

Student Registrants must be recommended by an Active RPA or RA in good standing
As a Student Registration applicant, do you have a recommendation from an active Registrant (RPA or RA) in good standing? *
WARNING: Student Applications will not be processed without the recommendation of an Active RPA or RA in good standing.
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Register Certified Field School

Have you attended a Register certified Field School? *
If yes, list the Field School Name, Date, and Principal Instructor

Submit for Review

Please check your application carefully for accuracy and full completion. When you submit this form, you'll be directed immediately to our payment portal to make your payment.  Your application will NOT be reviewed until payment is received.

Note that your fees may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense, and are not deductible as a charitable contribution.

Questions may be directed to our Business Office at

Click here to view RPA Code & Standards *
Any violation of Register Codes and Standards will result in an investigation by the Grievance Coordinator and possible dismissal from the Register.