Membership consists of the following classes:

  • Regular Member
  • Retired Member
  • Student Member

Regular Membership on the Council is open to anyone who adheres to the Code of Conduct of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) and who meets the qualifications listed below:

(a) Holds a master's degree or higher in anthropology, archaeology, history, or other closely related discipline, with an emphasis in archaeology;

(b) Can document one of the following:

(i) 12 weeks of supervised field training, at least half of which is excavation, or

(ii) 12 weeks of supervised practical training in a specialized sub-field as zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, or museum studies affiliated with archaeological or anthropological collections.

Any Member or new applicant who has retired from a career as professional archaeologist in a remunerative capacity, who can demonstrate qualifications for Regular Membership, and who is age 65 or over shall be eligible for Retirement membership. Individuals in a Retired status shall retain all rights and privileges previously held.

Student Membership on the Council is open to anyone who holds a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, history or other closely related discipline, who adheres to the Code of Conduct of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA), and who is enrolled full time in a graduate program resulting in a master's degree or higher in anthropology, archaeology, history, or other closely related discipline, with an emphasis in archaeology.

Membership is not limited by race, color, creed, gender, age, politics, disability, or religion.

Regular and Student Memberships are established by a majority vote of the Membership Committee. The applicant may appeal all decisions of the Membership Committee in writing to the Board of Directors. The majority decision of the Board of Directors shall be final, except that there shall be no limitations on the number of times application for membership may be submitted. Regular Members may transition to Retired Membership by notifying the Membership Committee.

Members of the Council may have one vote in Council voting issues.

Members of the Council may attend all annual and special meetings. Members of the Council shall receive any newsletter, announcements, and publications put forth by the Council.

Application for membership shall constitute a written subscription to the objectives, ethics, and standards of the Council.

Membership in, or affiliation with, the Council shall be denied to any person who violates accepted standards of archaeological conduct by misusing archaeological materials or sites for commercial purposes or by failing to behave in a responsible manner with regard to the archaeological record. The Board of Directors may, by unanimous vote, remove from membership rolls any member who violates these said standards as set forth in Article II of the Articles of Incorporation or who otherwise makes improper use of membership on the Council.

Membership may be terminated by voluntary resignation, or by non-payment of dues, or as noted in Article VII of the by-laws

Any library, museum, university, school, agency, or person involved with Florida archaeology may subscribe to any newsletters or publications put forth by the Council without privilege of membership. Fees for such subscriptions shall be established by the Board of Directors.

Please read the above criteria carefully and include appropriate information (e.g., listing of field experience, degrees, names of three references) in your packet. Your vita alone may not cover important dates to show the necessary experience, so please be explicit. Please note: If all requested criteria are not provided your application will be returned.

The FAC membership committee will review your application packet and inform you of their decision or ask for additional information if needed to approve your membership request.

Application Form

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Please mail application form, cover letter, and requested information to:

Nicole Grinnan, FAC Membership Chair
Florida Public Archaeology Network at UWF
207 East Main Street
Pensacola, FL 32591-2486
Email: Nicole Grinnan