PAAC Classes

Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification

The Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC) is a beneficial education program designed for the avocational archaeologist. Initially established by the Office of the State Archaeologist of Colorado (OSAC) and the Colorado Archaeological Society (CAS), the program has granted certifications since 1978. PAAC allows anyone with an interest in the archaeological record of Colorado to receive training outside of an academic degree program.  

All participants in the PAAC program must:

Local PAAC Coordinator for PAHS (Pueblo Archaeological Historical Society) is Karen Frank. Contact Karen at: 719-557-0247  or email:

For more information check out:  History Colorado

Check out:  PAAC Program Introduction 

Check out Spring 2024 Schedule of Classes