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Inclusion on and Updates to the List of Registered Consultants

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) updates the List of Registered Consultant once a year. Updates to or requests to be included on the list must be submitted by March 1. Updated lists will be posted on our Web site by April 1.

Please direct changes and requests for inclusion to:
State Historic Preservation Office
State Historical Society of Iowa
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319-0290

Request for Inclusion on the list of Registered Consultants

Consultants who meet the appropriate Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards and who have expressed an interest in performing work in Iowa can file a request with the SHPO to be placed on the List of Registered Consultants.

Please send in the following information to the State Historic Preservation Office for review:

  • A Letter of Intent
  • An up-to-date Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Information on how the individual meets the appropriate Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards

For archeologists, the Federal Professional Qualification Documentation for Archeologists form provides guidance on the types of information requested for the review of qualifications. This form can be submitted with the information requested above. Use of this form expedites the review process at SHPO. Keep in mind that being a member of the Register of Professional Archeologists (RPA) does not necessarily equate to meeting the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional qualification standards as a Historic Archeologist, Prehistoric Archeologist, or as both.

MS Word Document Download Federal Professional Qualification Documentation for Archeologists form

PDF Document Download Federal Professional Qualification Documentation for Archeologists form

The SHPO will review the information upon receipt. If an individual meets the appropriate Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards, the SHPO will notify the individual that they have been added to the list of Registered Consultants. If there is not enough information provided on whether an individual meets the appropriate qualification standard, the SHPO will request additional information from the individual for consideration. If the SHPO review concludes that the individual does not meet the appropriate qualification standards, the SHPO will notify the individual who may provide additional information to the SHPO for consideration. The individual and/or the SHPO can also file an appeal for review of the individual’s credentials by the National Park Service.

Consultant’s Status Inquiries and Information Updates

The SHPO will no longer send yearly reminders to individuals to update information. Please send in updated resumes each year to be added to your information file in our office. If you have any updates to your contact information, please contact Berry Bennett at Berry.Bennett@iowa.gov or (515) 281-8742.

Please contact the appropriate SHPO staff member if you have questions regarding the necessary minimal qualifications, your current status, or consideration of additional qualifications:
Douglas W. Jones, Archeologist
Doug.Jones@iowa.gov
(515) 281-4358

Daniel K. Higginbottom, Archeologist
Daniel.Higginbottom@iowa.gov
(515) 281-8744

Ralph Christian, Historian
Ralph.Christian@iowa.gov
(515) 281-8697

Barbara Mitchell, Architectural Historian
Barbara.Mitchell@iowa.gov
(515) 281-4013

Removal from the List

Consultants will be removed from the List of Registered Consultants at their request or if we are unable to reach them at the contact information we have on file. If you would like to be removed from the list, please contact Berry Bennett at Berry.Bennett@iowa.gov or (515) 281-8742.

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