Certification Programs


ASNM sponsors a certification program for avocational archaeologists.  With this training you will be able to assist in achieving the goals of all archaeologists: to preserve the past for the future and to discover and understand New Mexico’s indigenous cultures

  • Paleo Indian

  • Archaic

  • Ancestral Puebloan

  • Mogollon-Mimbres

  • Athapaskan

  • Historic

Share the comradery in the field, in the labs, on hikes, and at seminars and conferences.

Areas of Certification



Crew Member

Lab Tech

Rock Art Surveyor

Five Areas of Certification (Slide Show)

Contact Information – Get your questions about certification answered here
Teachers Wanted – If you would like to teach certification classes let us know here.

Presented by the Archaeological Certification Council,


Archaeological Society of New Mexico