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RPA Affiliated Societies Program Information


The Board of the Register of Professional Archaeologists approved an affiliated societies program for the Register at the January, 2015 Board meeting. That program would be open to state level archaeological professional councils, state archaeological societies, and regional, national, and international archaeological societies. The basic requirements for becoming an affiliated society will be for the society to embrace the Register's Code of Conduct and Standards of Research Performance as their own statement on ethics, and payment of an annual fee to the Register that is based on the size of their membership. The following fees will apply:


Size of Affiliated Society

Annual Fee



Societies with 1-250 members

$100 per year



Societies with 251-499 members

$250 per year



Societies with 500 or more members

$500 per year


Members of affiliated societies who are not affiliated with one of the four supporting societies (Society for Historical Archaeology, Society for American Archaeology, American Anthropological Association, or the Archaeological Institute of America) will be eligible for an annual registration fee of $75. That is a $50 savings over the normal unaffiliated fee.

When a society becomes affiliated with the Register in 2018, all society members who meet the registration requirements of the Register of Professional Archaeologists, are eligible for the annual registration fee of $75. Any unaffiliated RPA renewing their registration for 2018 will be eligible for the discounted annual registration fee of $75.  Note that dues for Affiliated Society members will increase to $85 in 2019.

To become an affiliated society, please email RPA Headquarters at with a copy of:

Those documents will be forwarded to the Register of Professional Archaeologist's Registrar for action.

If you have questions about this program, please contact Beau DeBoer, Recruitment Committee Chair of the Register, at


Click here to download a copy of the Affiliated Societies Program Information.


Click here to access the current list of RPA-approved Affiliated Societies.


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