Professional Qualifications

It is up to the archaeological licensing officials to ensure that the researchers, who expect to conduct archaeological research, show that they have credentials meeting the standards of the province or territory in which the work is located. In the view of one federal report:

All archaeological impact assessment and management studies must be performed or supervised by professionally qualified personnel.... Generally, consultants must have achieved a post–graduate degree, demonstrate sufficient experience and competence in the type of study being proposed, and have access to all necessary facilities and specialist services such as ethno–history, geology, palaeontology or statistics.53