Certification through Education

At TEAM BLACK, certification means education. We want you to learn as much as possible about a topic that YOU need to know about WHEN you need to know about it. Your certification is kept on file at the Team HQ for a specified period of time and can be verified by an employer or anyone you designate.

We're currently working with other agencies towards continuing professional education credits and academic credits.

Right now, all of our training is free and available to all! When we have a certification process in place, we'll make the announcement and give you an opportunity to participate.

For now, click on a specialty to the left and begin your professional education!

Archaeology

Team Black's archaeological certification program is largely centered around United States Cultural Resources Management. That being said, our training can be used across the world by almost anyone. The laws and regulations here are different but many of the subjects we teach are applicable nearly everywhere. Check your local requirements to see how Team Black training and certification can help you.

The "levels" for training below are roughly based on the professional levels within archaeology. As such, the types of things you'll learn in each level correspond to the career stage that you are in.

  • Level 1 (Field Technician): Learn the basics of archaeological practice, regulations, and artifact identification. For CRM Archaeologists you also learn interviews, living on the road, and other necessary skills.
  • Level 2 (Crew Chief): At this level you'll learn advanced artifact information and the beginnings of leadership and management.
  • Level 3 (Project Manager): Advanced field methods, dating methods, analysis techniques and an increasing stress on management and leadership are featured in Level 3. Some focus is also on proposal and report writing and business development.
  • Level 4 (Principle Investigator): This is currently the highest level of organization. Learn concepts related to proposal and report writing, leadership, management practices, and business development.

At Team Black you don't need to have outside qualifications to take our training. However, if you'd like to be certified by Team Black you will need to complete all levels up to and including the level of certification. We do not check educational background or work history since these vary depending on employment requirements. Employers should always do a background check on employees before hiring them.

Geology

Team Black's geological certification program is being built in conjunction with professional geologists that know what knowledge is required to work in this industry. Not everything is learned in an academic setting and not everyone that needs to understand geology get's a geology degree. The levels below are designed to teach anyone that needs to know the basics of geological principles so you can apply them to your field.

  • Level 1: Learn the basics of geology.
  • Level 2: Intermediate field geology.
  • Level 3: Advanced field geology and lab methods.
  • Level 4: Senior-level geological theory and practice.

At Team Black you don't need to have outside qualifications to take our training. However, if you'd like to be certified by Team Black you will need to complete all levels up to and including the level of certification. We do not check educational background or work history since these vary depending on employment requirements. Employers should always do a background check on employees before hiring them.

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Technology

Team Black's technology certification program is designed to not only introduce you to various technological advances as they can be applied to your field, but, show you how to use, and master, that technology. You'll learn:

  • Level 1: Cutting edge technology resources
  • Level 2: Applying new technology
  • Level 3: Computer programs and application
  • Level 4: Advanced techniques and issues with technology

At Team Black you don't need to have outside qualifications to take our training. However, if you'd like to be certified by Team Black you will need to complete all levels up to and including the level of certification. We do not check educational background or work history since these vary depending on employment requirements. Employers should always do a background check on employees before hiring them.

Bookmark this page and come back often! In the mean time, like us on Facebook so you can be the first to know when we're offering new courses.