The Florida Public Archaeology Network offers training programs, workshops, and informational presentations on a variety of topics.

Whether you need:

  • training for professional certification
  • to maintain CEUs
  • a new way to get your organization involved in your local heritage
  • to learn about archaeological resources for your job or volunteer position
... we can help out!

Some of our programs are free of charge, while others have a small registration fee to help cover the cost of materials and activities. Click on the links below to learn more about FPAN's Training Programs.

If you don't see the program you're interested in scheduled in your area, contact your local FPAN office and request it! All FPAN Regions can offer these programs, but usually need 5-10 people (depending on the program) to make a class.

Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar (HADS)


The Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar provides scuba training agency Course Directors, Instructor Trainers, and Instructors with information and skills to proactively protect shipwrecks, artificial reefs, and other underwater cultural sites as part of the marine environment. Participants will be prepared to teach the new Heritage Awareness Diving Specialty through NAUI, PADI, and SDI.
*Taught in partnership with the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research.

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Submerged Sites Education and Archaeological Stewardship (SSEAS)

SSEAS diver

This program is intended to train sport divers in the methods of non-disturbance archaeological recording and then give these trained divers a mission!

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Archaeology in the Classroom:
Teacher In-Service Workshop

Teach In-Service

Use the lure of the past to engage students in math, science, language arts, fine arts, and critical thinking!

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Archaeology Works

Archaeology works

These hands-on workshops focus on different archaeological subjects but are designed for people of all ages.

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Park Ranger Workshop

Park Rangers

This one-day training is designed to assist rangers and park personnel in the identification, protection, interpretation, and effective management of historical and archaeological resources.

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Historical & Archaeological Resources Training (HART)

HART resources

Designed for county and municipal governmental administrators, land managers, and planners, this one-day seminar describes how best to manage historical and archaeological resources and methods for promoting these resources for the benefit of their communities.
*Taught in partnership with the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research.

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Cemetery Resource Protection Training (CRPT)

CRPT, cemetery headstone

Join Florida Public Archaeology Network staff to learn about protecting human burial sites and preserving historic cemeteries.

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Governmental Opportunities for Preserving Heritage Resources (GOPHR)


This program is designed to inform local governments and heritage groups about the opportunities and complications associated with preserving and utilizing archaeological and historical sites!

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Public Archaeological Shipwreck Tours (PAST)


Dive into the PAST with the FPAN! The Public Archaeological Shipwreck Tours (PAST) program provides certified SCUBA divers with archaeologist-guided tours of some of Florida’s amazing archaeological shipwreck sites.

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Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter

Project Archaeology

This is a supplementary science and social studies curriculum unit for grades 3 through 5. This workshop aims to familiarize educators with archaeology resources for the classroom that enhance learning opportunities in math, science, art, and social studies. Workshop participants will receive archaeology education guides published by Project Archaeology that take students through scientific processes and an archaeological investigation of Kingsley Plantation, including accounts from oral history, use of primary documents, and interpreting the archaeological record.

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Law Enforcement Workshop on the Theft of Archaeological Resources (LEWTAR)


This workshop is designed for law enforcement personnel charged with protecting archaeological sites on public property.

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Forest Resources Special Sites Training (FoRESST)

Forest Resources

This one-day workshop helps forestry professionals to identify, manage, and protect "special sites" such as historical and archaeological resources they are likely to encounter in the course of their work, including Native American sites, cemeteries, industrial sites, and sites submerged in rivers and streams.

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Division of Anthropology and Archaeology