Association of Professional Archaeologists

How to Join APA

Application Submission Process

1. Complete the online Membership Application form.

2. You will have the option of paying online by credit card or you can mail a cheque or money order to our membership director (see mailing address below). Our online payment option uses PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use this online payment method to pay by credit card.

3. If you are applying for Professional or Field Director status in the APA, or if you are a new member or a present member wishing to upgrade your status, you must submit the following material for review by the Membership Committee in order to be approved for full status:
  • A copy of your CV of experience must be mailed or emailed to our Membership Director.
  • Proof of Active Archaeological Licence (or equivalent qualifications) must be mailed or emailed to our Membership Director.
If you are applying for Professional or Field Director status, the name and contact information of a reference from someone who holds a Professional archaeological license who can speak to the candidate's credentials must be mailed or emailed to our membership director.

If you are applying for Student status, please mail a photocopy or email (PDF format) a copy of your current student ID card or indicate with your application your affiliated institution and student number.

Mailing Address

Association of Professional Archaeologists Membership Application,

250 Yonge Street, Suite 2201, Toronto ON M5B 2L7

Email: members@apaontario.ca


Please provide documentation in PDF Format if you are emailing.

You will have an option to upload an image of your logo or business card. (Image Size 110 px x 110 px).

APA Review & Approval Process

The Membership Director will contact applicants for professional memberships once your CV and Proof of Active Archaeological Licence (or equivalent qualifications) are received, payment is confirmed, the membership committee has met, and recommendations have been made to the APA executive regarding acceptance. Estimated turn around time, once the above 4 steps are complete, is two to three weeks.

The APA will not respond to incomplete applications/submissions. Please ensure points 1-3 above are complete, online payment is complete or payment has been mailed and that your CV and Proof of Active Archaeological Licence are submitted to avoid delays in becoming an APA member. If your application is not approved, your money will be refunded.

Applications will be reviewed by the Membership Director of the APA Board of Directors and the Membership Committee.

Membership Application


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