The Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC) is a joint program of the Office of the State Archaeologist of Colorado.

PAAC allows CAS members and Colorado citizens to obtain formally recognized levels of expertise and training through History Colorado.

See the PAAC website for more information and details on class schedules.

PAAC Class: Fort Collins

Dates and Times : No classes are scheduled at this time.


When classes are again offered, registration cost is generally $20.00, made payable to “History Colorado.” Please include your telephone number and e-mail address. Mail to: 

PO Box 271513
Fort Collins CO 80527

Registration confirmation will be sent by e-mail. A minimum of ten registered individuals are necessary to hold the class. The fee covers all lecture sessions and course materials. No outside work required. A final exam is optional unless the course is taken as part of the PAAC certification program. 

Class participants must be at least fifteen years old and sign the PAAC Code of Ethics starting with the second course taken. Neither prior experience with archaeology nor membership in the Colorado Archaeological Society is required.